EA confirmed yesterday that Titanfall 2 will be released this autumn, alongside another of the company’s shooters, Battlefield 1.
The two games offer radically different settings but both place the emphasis on multiplayer. Responding to a question on potential “cannibalisation” and “mistiming”, EA CEO Andrew Wilson commented that the “giant” shooter market is large enough and diverse enough to support both games as they offer different experiences.
“There is a very broad and diverse set of players who play games in that category who are looking for – to fulfil different game play motivations,” he commented, transcript via Seeking Alpha.
“Some people play very quick play, some people more strategic play, and some people want both in different contexts. The result [is] we feel like we actually have a really strong position to deliver the broadest set of gameplay mechanics as it relates to first-person shooter genre across the two titles, and feel very confident that we are well-positioned to do very well in that category [this] year.”
EA felt “very good” about Battlefield 1’s reception, Wilson said, adding “the energy around Titanfall 2 is also building very nicely”.
Battlefield 1 was announced last Friday and brings the action to an alternative reality World War 1 while Titanfall 2 retains the original game’s futuristic mech warfare.
Titanfall 2 gameplay will be revealed at E3 next month and does the title not yet have a release date. Battlefield 1 is set for release on October 21st.
Both shooters will be up against Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.