In spite of Titanfall 2’s success, a third installment of the series is not guaranteed.
The uncertainty around the development of the series was hinted during an interview with Vince Zampella, creator of the series and CEO of Respawn Entertainment.
When questioned about whether the studio will continue making Titanfall games, he replied that he’d like to and is quite likely that there will be more games, but he can’t say for sure yet. An Electronic Arts publicist completed the answer by saying that “they’re committed to the franchise.”
Glixel: Will you make another Titanfall game?
Vince Zampella: We don’t know yet. The game is, critically, a huge success. We’re really happy with all the reviews and the positive sentiment. Sales, it’s too early to tell. We’d definitely like to tell more of the story and the universe. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we’ll explore more of it. EA might have announced more. Devin?
Devin Bennett, Electronic Arts publicist: What we’ve said is we’re committed to the franchise.
In conclusion, it’s too early to talk about completing the trilogy. While Titanfall is a successful franchise and the sequel has good critical reception, the sales aren’t good enough yet to convince the publisher.
However, Zampella said in another interview with IGN that the studio didn’t really have any specific plans of making a trilogy, but he hopes they can because the series is very expandable. You can watch the full interview below:
The Titanfall series took the tactical shooter genre to the next level and was recently expanded with a mobile spin-off. While the development of another installment in the main series is not secured, it’s hard to imagine that such a successful franchise will be left in hiatus for long. What do you think?