You’ve got to feel sorry for Vince Zampella. Having been roped into releasing neverending Call of Duty sequels at Infinity Ward, the luminary finally got a chance to do something different at new studio Respawn Entertainment. But now his company’s become subject to some shady behind-the-scenes business shenanigans instead.
It seems that Titanfall’s just announced Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC exclusivity is still fairly fresh information to the game's creator, as he and the rest of his team only found out about the news recently. “Always Microsoft exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup,” he Tweeted. “EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently.” There was a sad face at the end of his message.
Asked if the developer will work on the PS4 in the future, Zampella stated that it will, and hinted that this may involve future instalments in the mech-‘em-up property. Reading between the lines, we get the sense that the industry legend’s not happy that his team wasn’t consulted on the decision, and that it definitely had a port of the online excursion in mind for Sony’s systems. We can’t help but wonder how much money exchanged hands to reach this point.
Still, it’s not the end of the world. It’s not like the Japanese giant’s upcoming console doesn’t have a wealth of other content in the pipeline, and its deal with Activision on Destiny will ensure that it has the sci-fi shooter space covered early next year. Are you disappointed by this turn of events? Stomp your oversized mechanical feet in the comments section below.