One of the biggest games coming out of E3 and Gamescom this year had to be Titanfall. It’s massive, gorgeous, ridiculously fun and looks set to steal the multiplayer crown away from other shooters when it eventually releases. In fact, this could be the game to finally unseat Call of Duty. But Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella has a more realistic opinion of how well the game will really do.
Speaking to radio station KFI AM60 via VG247, Zampella explained that Titanfall would not be able to match the sales of the more established Call of Druty franchise, thanks to its new IP status. “You build up momentum over the years when you put out a new brand. It’s starting over, so it won’t sell as well. It’s a new brand,” Zampella said.
But for us it’s kind of a passion project. We love it. It’s something new. It’s taking the old paradigm of these shooter games being very grounded and two-dimensional and now adding this verticality to it and making it something that’s a new experience; something that people haven’t seen before.
Still, I can’t see Titanfall not selling well. It’s looking like a solid game, and I’d bet easy money that it finds a place among the multiplayer crowds when it launches next year on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
Last Updated: September 10, 2013