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Titanfall 2 Confirmed for PS4, Expected to Release in 2017

( [email protected] ) Feb 11, 2015 06:15 PM EST
While Titanfall 2 has not even officially been announced yet as a game, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke about the potential game during the recent Technology, Internet, and Media Conference in San Francisco to mention that it may be coming to the PlayStation 4 for the first time in the franchise's history.
Titanfall 2 is expected to be officially announced by EA who confirms that the franchise will no longer be Xbox-exclusive. Photo: EA

While Titanfall 2 has not even officially been announced yet as a game, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke about the potential game during the recent Technology, Internet, and Media Conference in San Francisco to mention that it may be coming to the PlayStation 4 for the first time in the franchise's history.

The PS4 port had already been rumored since last year, but EA is keeping a tight lid on the game, and this may be the first official word we've heard about the inclusion of the Sony console for the game.

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

The original Titanfall game released exclusively for the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on March 11, 2014 with an Xbox 360 version ported later on April 8 by Bluepoint Games. The game was highly anticipated as the first title from the former developers of the original Call of Duty games, but in a futuristic, sci-fi setting.

In the original Titanfall, players control giant mechs in six-on-six matches throughout war-torn space colonies. The action-focused game can play host to up to 50 players at a time in a single game, utilizing Microsoft's cloud computing technology for the best optimization of performance. The game was touted for its fast-paced action, stunning visuals, and overall accessibility to players of all skill levels.

Titanfall took home over 60 awards during its 2013 reveal at E3 that year, as well as several accolades at Gamescom and the Tokyo Game Show. For that reason, you can bet that a sequel is very highly anticipated by fans.

Some experts speculate that Titanfall didn't sell as well as Microsoft had hoped when it signed the exclusivity deal with EA, so that may have led to the sequel having the chance to open up to the PlayStation 4 when it launches. Jorgensen claims that 30 million next-gen consoles have been sold so far, which includes 18.5 million PS4s and 11.5 million Xbox Ones, so it would certainly be in EA's best interest to branch out to attract PS4 players.

Forbes took a look at the potential for a Titanfall 2 and elaborated on what that might mean. "Honestly, if Titanfall 2 simply arrived with all the multiplayer additions (developer) Respawn has added since launch, and a solidly scripted story/campaign mode, it would have the potential to really make an impact this time around," Forbes said. "Combine that with a multiplatform launch, and Titanfall could become a real player in the shooter space."

The EA CFO also spoke in length about EA's long-term plans with similar first-person games, claiming to bring one new FPS out each year. For 2015, it will be Battlefield Hardline and Star Wars: Battlefront. For 2016, it's said to be Battlefield 5, and past that, we could see Titanfall 2 on that list.