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Titanfall 2 likely to seek wider audiences by dropping Xbox exclusivity

Titanfall‘s sequel will not be exclusive to Windows and Xbox like the first game was, publisher Electronic Arts have suggested. According to IGN, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen told the Technology, Internet & Media conference that the as-yet-unannounced sequel will “probably” happen, and on multiple platforms:

“Last year it was on the Xbox only; in the future, we haven’t yet announced, but we’ll probably have another Titanfall game. It will probably be a bigger footprint than just a single platform. I think that’s a huge positive for us.”

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Developer Respawn Entertainment’s debut launched in March of 2014, exclusively for Windows and Xbox platforms. Although that game was confirmed as a “lifetime” exclusive on Microsoft’s machines, rumors prior to the launch suggested that a sequel would not be locked in to one family of platforms like its predecessor.

According to IGN, Jorgensen explained that EA intends to launch at least one new first-person shooter per year. This year is set with Battlefield Hardline and the revival of Star Wars: Battlefront, and 2016 centers around Battlefield 5 (and possibly the Mirror’s Edge sequel). Whether Titanfall‘s follow-up arrives in 2016 or later is still up in the air, though Repawn did confirm to Game Informer that 2015 would be a quiet, “heads down, back to work” kind of year, so don’t anticipate any new releases from the team in the immediate future.