Lock ‘n’ Load
Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are both due to be released later this year and it’s safe to say we’re going to be doing a lot of shooting come this Fall. Given that both these games are owned by EA, some have argued that the release of two first-person shooters might cancel each other out. However, EA doesn’t believe this to be the case.
VideoGamer reports that last night at the company’s earnings call, Wilson was asked if there are “concerns around cannibalization and mistiming.” Wilson seemed confident about both the games, stating:
“There is a very broad and diverse set of players who play games in that category who are looking to fulfill different gameplay motivations,” he continued. “Some people play very quick play, some people more strategic play, and some people want both in different context. The result of that 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 in the year.
“Certainly as you see, the reception around Battlefield 1 we feel very good about that. The energy around Titanfall 2 is also building very nicely, and we look forward to showing more of both of those titles at EA Play in June.”
Titanfall 2 is due to be released in this year’s third quarter, meaning it will likely be released between October and December of this year. Battlefield 1 is due to be released on October 21.