Pseudo Xbox One exclusive Titanfall is a strange game. The first-person shooter – created by ex-Call of Duty makers Respawn Entertainment – was championed as the second coming of your chosen religious prophet for an outrageously long time, and then it just disappeared in the blink of an eye. As far as we’re aware, the title’s still selling well – but for a release that was supposed to redefine online multiplayer, it seemed to fade as quick as it came.
Of course, for a franchise now with a pretty big name, that’s not stopped rumours regarding a sequel from circulating. In fact, in the hours prior to E3 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that a follow-up is currently “in the planning stages” – and that it will be coming to the PlayStation 4. With publisher EA Games and Microsoft’s close relationship seemingly on the rocks at this year’s Los Angeles-based event, that wouldn’t surprise us at all.
Alas, neither publisher nor developer is ready to reveal anything yet. “We have nothing to announce at this particular point in time,” Australian gaffer Andrew Wilson told Eurogamer.net. Respawn Entertainment’s chief Vince Zampella was similarly coy. “No decisions have been made; that'll be next week,” he said, perhaps hinting at some kind of internal brainstorming session.
EA Games recently extended its partnership with the Titanfall developer, meaning that the North American giant will publish the studio’s next game. Despite the secrecy, though, we reckon that it’s likely that you’ll be playing whatever the firm cooks up with a DualShock 4 in hand. After all, as we wrote earlier in the year, the robotic first-person shooter had a real shot at taking Call of Duty’s crown – but passing on the industry’s current most popular platform really limited its overall commercial clout.