Titanfall exclusive to Xbox and PC ‘for lifetime of the title’
posted on 10.29.13 at 06:03 PM EST by (@salromano)
Respawn Entertainment's mecha FPS not coming to other platforms.

Titanfall “is exclusive only for the lifetime of the title on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC,” Electronic Arts chief financial officer and executive VP Blake Jorgensen said during the company’s Q2 2014 earnings call.

The Respawn Entertainment-developed first-person shooter will not come to PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson and Yusuf Mehdi corroborated the report.

“Yes, @Titanfallgame game is exclusive,” Major Nelson said on Twitter. “No, not a timed exclusive. It will only be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC.”

Also speaking on Twitter, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said Electronic Arts and Microsoft made the exclusivity deal, and that the company “only found out recently.”

Respawn will make games for PlayStation 4, he added, “just not the first Titanfall.”

Thanks, IGN.

  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

    MS must’ve paid a pretty penny. Shame too, hearing how pretty much everything multi-plat game is subpar on XBO so far compared to PS4 in terms of resolution, FPS and of course visuals. Still hoping for a demo on this one…it still loooks like CoD with Mechs to me.

    • McPoo

      To be fair, that’s what it sounds like too. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, all the previews seem to be glowing.

      I’m interested, but not really following the game or anything.

  • Zancrow

    I-It’s not like I wanted to play your stupid game, anyway……baka!

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    I’m sorry but wtf does this mean “exclusive only for the lifetime of the title”?

    • Invisbin

      Yeah Im not exactly sure either. I thought they meant lifetime of the console.

    • Alkhan

      It’s means the exact same thing as it meant when Mass Effect was “NEVER” coming to PS3.

      The sequel will be on both next gen platforms and then later down the line the original will too. I’ve been following gaming for over 20 years, I’ve similar claims made and they don’t mean a thing.

      • True Gamer

        I know what you mean. I never expected mass effect to come to the ps3. That game was one of the reasons why i bought an xbox. The gaming world is full of unexpected surprises most definitely.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    How they expect this to face COD without a PS3 & PS4 version

  • Alkhan

    GTA4 DLC Episodes NEVER coming to PS3

    Fallout 3 DLC are not timed exclusive and won’t come to PS3 at all.

    Remember how the 3D Ninja Gaiden games, Bioshock, and Dead Rising were never coming to the PS3?

    How many times have we heard these claims?

    • McPoo

      A small handful?

    • captainhowdy

      Dead Rising 1 never came to the PS3.

    • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

      I think you’re mistaking Dead Rising for Lost Planet.

  • captainhowdy

    Ohhhhh wow. So many people thought it was coming to the PS4 after awhile.

  • SuperLuigi

    Lol this is going to cause a lot of butthurt to PlayStation only fans. I’m sure titanfall 2 is going to be multiplat though. If it ends up like cod a yearly release.

  • LordKaiser

    They can keep it. There’s always good games that people will miss to exclusivity. Not everyone will buy all consoles for all.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Doesn’t bother me

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    But even worded like that , it doesnt say that a “Titan Fall Sigma” , basically a “new title/game” isnt planned . i’m not even hoping for it , doesnt affect me much either way .. but just saying

  • MrFinalgamer

    so, this is certainly a bit shocking. well, at least all of you who have a PC can still play this game with prettier graphics anyway =/ oh well you win some you loose some

  • rockman29

    define “lifetime of the title” and then we’ll have an answer

    this is equivalent to a “we have no plans” comment

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    How about the “complete edition” with all of the dlc and stuff? xD

    • Gibbs Rainock

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Titanfall: Revengeance

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      By the way, I have a “Disqus” “discussion board”. Would you prefer to visit it and post a comment?

      :)

      http://thescienceethusiast1130.tumblr.com/

  • MrRobbyM

    And nothing of value was lost

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Here’s Famousmortimer’s (known GAF insider) take on the situation: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=88001115&postcount=978

    I had heard within the last couple months that work was starting on a PS4 version. I never posted anything about it because that person, nor I, knew how long the exclusivity was. We both assumed a year, like cboat [another GAF insider/legend] said, but who knows.

    Clearly if EA and Microsoft are both announcing that Titanfall is xbox exclusive today that the deal just got made – this isn’t a coincidence. Like others have said… they would have been saying this every time they mentioned the game before this. In fact I’m pretty sure that there are quotes out there about “you have to ask respawn” about other versions and shit like that.

    A late Titanfall port being canned isn’t a big deal, imo. Especially considering that the XB1 version will be the worst selling of the 3 by far. If it’s titanfall and all the sequels the entire gen…. that is a huge deal.

    So very sad that I’m going to have to use origin to play this :/

  • Yuri Meitzen

    Well i’m guessing “lifetime of the title” means until they release all the additional content… and then they release a new version for the ps4… if it happens i’ll play it, if not well… everybody will have other games to play =x.

  • bloodiOS

    Um… what’s wrong with simply saying:
    “It will NEVER EVER come to other platforms”?

  • GhostNomad

    So now we just wait until they annualize the title and try to make it into the next CoD with Titanfall: Future Titan Warfare coming out in March 2015. Lifetime complete!

    • bloodiOS

      We? I don’t know about anyone else, but even if this game is going to be available on PS3 or PS4, I personally don’t even care about getting it unless it is offered for free on PS+ ;)

      • GhostNomad

        I mean we as gamers in general, not we as the Gematsu family, eagerly awaiting another take on FPS pewpew! *probably shouldn’t be throwing stones while locked in his giant glass house that is BF4*

        Also, your avatar change really threw me off >.>

        • bloodiOS

          I was just looking for an excuse to be cheeky xD

          • Hidayat246

            maybe u want minamoto-kun aunt teaching you how to be cheeky

          • GhostNomad

            Just wouldn’t be you if you weren’t being a smartass!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Looks like Vince Zampella (Respawn Ent. co-founder) only just found out about this: https://twitter.com/VinceZampella/status/395325209521029120

    Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently =(

    • bloodiOS

      So, time to scrap that PS4 version they’ve been working on?
      xD

      • Ippoletta

        They were never working on a PS version.

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah, sounds like he’s not happy EA went behind their backs.

    • MrFinalgamer

      also, a reply does say “Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall.” (when someone asked about whether or not Respawn would make PS4 games). so it looks like TF might be a series, and the first one will most likely be the only one to be exclusive.

  • badmoogle

    Couldn’t care less for the “loss” of generic dudebro shooter 101.And if we are talking about 3rd party exclusives i’m very thankful that PS4 is getting Deep Down which is infinitely more interesting as a concept than Titanfall IMO.

    • bloodiOS

      I don’t know, last I checked, the graphics of Deep Down‘s gameplay footage looks as though it was upscaled from 720p. I think it was built with the idea of being ported to the XBO in mind.

      • badmoogle

        I thought the graphics looked good.Not as mindblowing as the reveal footage obviously but the light,atmosphere and monster designs still looked really good.Anyway it’s not the graphics that make me interested in the game but its concept.

        • bloodiOS

          That wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, my friend.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        Sony is helping make Deep down are they not?

        • bloodiOS

          The comment you replied to was not meant to be taken seriously. Especially not when it has “720p” and “XBO” in the same paragraph.

  • shogunknight

    Why does it feel like this is not what Respawn wanted? Well, i hope it does ok

    • bloodiOS

      What does Respawn matter? Papa EA makes all the decisions around there.

      • shogunknight

        Just not the 1st titanfall? so there will be a second titanfall?….sounds unhappy

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Mass Effect was a MS exclusive too…
    Whatever. watch this one getting ported to the PS4 down the road if EA isn’t satisfied with the MS sales number or if they just want to “expand the fanbase” and grab more money

    • Ippoletta

      it wont and Mass effect was Bought from Microsoft. thats why you got mass effect.

  • DarthNemesis

    It’s not exclusive since it’s on 2 platforms.EA does not do exclusives so expect it on PS4 once it flops and it will flop.This game can not compete with Destiny which is the better game.

    • Zackasaur

      It’s actually on three platforms. PC, 360, and Xbone.

      EDIT: And I will agree that Destiny is a better game. I don’t think Titanfall will flop, though. It has a lot of money to buy hype (as can be seen by looking at forums and internet comments).

    • Hidayat246

      exclusive for M$ platform that mean LOL

  • Budgiecat

    And no fucks were given….

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      For real, I dont get why anyone wants the game, its like Cod with robots :/

      • Bobby Jennings

        The presentation it made. It was everything I wanted to see minus KH and XV.

        • Budgiecat

          You can use mechs in FF XV and amusement park rides in KH III

          So we can do without it just fine….

          • MogCakes

            WE CAN USE MECHA IN XV?

            • Hidayat246

              in 2011 trailer when the name still VersusXIII, noctis showing ride a mecha and tanks

          • Bobby Jennings

            I think you misunderstood me :/

      • LordKaiser

        It’s a nostalgia factor since it reminds people of a SNES game called Metal Warriors. So they think this is a 3D spiritual sequel of sorts…. I doubt it as Metal Warriors was also set in space.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Ive never heard of it : |

        • Kevadu

          I seriously doubt the hype for this game was because of a NES title nobody ever heard of…

          And yes, I had a NES. Still never heard of it.

          • LordKaiser

            SNES not NES

    • McPoo

      I dunno, it seems like a popular game.

      I imagine outside of somewhere like Gematsu, a few fucks would be given.

  • Bobby Jennings

    I’m upset. I truly wanted this game on my PS4. I gotta admit I’m pretty salty about this.

    • Budgiecat

      Who cares. I’m sure they’ll yield and make the sequel multiplat…

      • Zackasaur

        Correct, they will.

      • Bobby Jennings

        in the meantime I’ll be crying. I’m sorry, I care very much.

        • Guest

          I’m sorry, I care very much.

    • McPoo

      Don’t worry Bobby J, I’ll make it all better :)

      • Bobby Jennings

        You can’t. :(

        • McPoo

          You don’t know my true power, Robert.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Not sadden by the fact that I can’t get it on PS4… It’s that I have to use Origin to play it…

    • Gigus

      Origin…………..~_~…………………………….

  • Zackasaur

    Titanfall 2 on PS4. I’m cool with that. I’m much, much more excited for other games on PS4, including Destiny, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Blacklight: Retribution (where FPS games are concerned).

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Ohhh Destiny :3

      • Gigus

        Kelly! :3

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Hey theerrreee!

  • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

    Paying for a game to not come out on other platforms is SO MUCH BETTER than funding the development of actual exclusives.

    could have had 6 lost oddysseys 10 blue dragons, 20 new phantom dusts but I’m sure the fact that other people cant play the game will keep fanboys warm at night

    • McPoo

      There’s a reason why JRPG’s have fallen out of favour with the general gaming populous.

      Making a shedload more of them won’t solve anything other than pacifying a minority.

  • Elvick

    Titanfall: Subtitled Edition. Confirmed for PS4.

    Typical PR bullshit, you can easily switch gears with a statement like that.

    Look at Level-5 and the “there will be no Boost of Little Battlers W on 3DS!”… only to announce “Super Custom” shortly after. Which is literally the same shit.

    Maybe it’ll remain exclusive, but this doesn’t mean much to me. Personally don’t care.

  • Tracy

    It doesn’t have a campaign mode,who cares.

  • surachokes

    Ok, PC it is then…

  • Kiryu

    They can keep it,one dudebro shooter less on PS4.

  • Jay

    Okay, so PS4 will get Titanfall after they work out all the mechanics and polish it up for Titanfall 2… I’m kool with that. Good thing there are plenty of FPS games, and it’s not my favorite genre. Although I do look forward to playing it.

  • carrebeannut

    never trust EA !!!

  • AdamBoy64

    Probably in the minority here, but I like having console exclusives.

    It makes for a healthy industry, and with all the consoles basically being identical in architecture, it brings along a differentiation of products, which is a good thing.

    A lot of the time this won’t happen though – because developers would like to get money from both platforms, if it’s feasible.