EA: Titanfall Being an Xbox Exclusive was Based on Xbox and PlayStation Forecasts “A Few Years Ago”
As we all know and have become sad about already, Titanfall isn’t coming to the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 ever. This isn’t to say future Titanfall games won’t possibly come to PlayStation, but EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen was quite clear last year when he said, “In the case of Titanfall, it’s a brand new IP and it’s exclusive only for the life of the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and PC.”
Giving some more details about their decision to make Titanfall an Xbox console exclusive, Jorgensen answered a question on yesterday’s EA earnings call about “whether or not the economics are kind of enough to offset potential sales that the game could’ve had on PlayStation”:
Well, I think you should assume that we made that decision when it was back a few years ago when we decided to go exclusive. We had some forecast at that time from where we thought both Xbox and PlayStation would be and that’s what we based our decision on. I think we’re still feeling very comfortable with that.
Also, because we felt this was more suited for an EA post rather than The Catch-Up, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that the company still has “a number of years left” on their Madden agreements, with planning of the next Madden happening right now. Wilson added, “We expect to make a number of Madden games in the future.”
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