EA Secures Titanfall 2 Rights

It appears that Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi shooter Titanfall has already performed well enough to warrant a sequel.
According to “a reputable source,” EA has secured rights to Titanfall 2, says GameSpot.

Other than a sharp increase in Xbox One sales in the UK, no official Titafall sales numbers have been announced by EA, but the source indicates that the decision to secure sequel rights was based on a well-received launch. “We do not comment on rumor or speculation,” said EA. “Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying Titanfall.”
Though the original was destined to remain an Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC exclusive for the entirety of its life time, EA later expressed interest in eventually bringing the IP to other platforms as well. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella also mentioned he “could see a sequel working, absolutely,” in an interview earlier this month.

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Is “Titanfall 2″ Going to be a Third-Person Shooter?

Recent job postings for positions within Respawn Entertainment suggest the studio’s next project will some sort of third-person action/adventure game with elements of progression, story, and boss encounters.
“Respawn is seeking a Senior Systems Designer to embrace and contribute to the project vision, specifically in the areas of hero control/mechanics, enemy design, AI behaviors, combat/weapons, class design, skills/progression, story, and boss encounters,” reads the description for Respawn’s newly opened Senior Systems Designer position.

It hints at the possibility of a larger focus on traditional single player or RPG experiences, or Respawn might be looking to include those same elements in yet another multiplayer-only title.

However, additional job listings strongly hint that gamers might indeed be looking at a third-person action/exploration game for the studio’s next release. Check out these three requirements for three different job listings:
Software Engineer

  • Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.

Senior Character Artist

  • Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.

Senior Animator

  • Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.

Of course, there’s no telling if what Respawn has in the works is a direct sequel to their 2014 sci-fi first-person shooter, Titanfall, or is even related to the new IP. That said, studio head Vince Zampella made it clear that he and his team do plan to expand Titanfall’s universe through a new publishing agreement with Electronic Arts.