Electronic Arts probably still hasn’t recovered from the mistake it made with Titanfall 2, releasing it one week after its stellar Battlefield 1 hit store shelves. But it remains optimistic, even though sales aren’t quite what it expected with the title.
During a recent earnings conference call, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson did note that the game’s sales aren’t quite as expected, but still showed confidence that it will perform well down the road, especially with the addition of free downloadable content, which Respawn Entertainment expects to add over the next few months.
He noted, “We’re not seeing it as underperformance at this juncture. What we have demonstrated as an organization is that with great games, we can see them for many months and often many years.”
This has been proven in the past, as the original Titanfall continued to do quite well following its launch, thanks to the addition of extra content. And the sequel certainly goes above and beyond what the original game offered, thanks to a new single-player campaign that’s been well-received by the community, and continued support of its multiplayer features.
Recent sales have helped the game find steady ground as well. The game was recently seen as cheap as $29.99 (half off its regular price) during some holiday sales, which prompted many gamers to “impulse buy” it and add it to their collection. Critical acclaim has been helpful too, as a number of publications nominated it for the best of 2016, with an average Metacritic score of 89. (Oh, and if it helps any, we certainly loved it, too.)
Depending what content Respawn has in mind for it – new maps and possibly new Titans and pilots to go along with them – Titanfall 2 should have no problem keeping up a steady lifespan.