Respawn Entertainment to Deliver a 'New Twist' on Titanfall Later This Year

Respawn Entertainment to Deliver a 'New Twist' on Titanfall Later This Year

EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company was looking at cross-platform gameplay "in the context of Apex", according to a transcript of the firm's earnings call obtained by Motley Fool.

Wilson noted that the company's poor performance was also due to "intense competition" in the video gaming industry in fiscal Q3 2019. "Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations", Wilson said. EA also said that its new Apex Legendsgame had a solid launch. EA shared some preliminary figures showing $1.29 billion in revenue, including $908 million from digital sales and $381 million from packaged goods and "other net revenue".

During the call, Mike Ng from Goldman Sachs asked about the capacity if Respawn to launch three games in one year given we just had Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is already confirmed to be shipping later this year, and there's this "premium" Titanfall game that we've yet to hear about. "Elsewhere in the business, we're making adjustments to improve execution and we're refocusing R&D". EA wanted Battlefield V to sell around 8.3 million units but only ended up around 7.3 million.

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'And at that point, why have them in the game? Its gunplay is the best I've seen in the genre so far, for one thing, and the character-based approach does add an extra element to the battle royale.

If you're out of the loop: Apex Legends is a bit of a departure from the traditional Titanfall formula, being a free-to-play battle royale game instead of a first-person shooter.

As cross-play becomes more prevalent, it will likely be a more utilized feature.

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