The Titanfall series got the short end of the stick in the shooter genre last year. The first game, although good, didn’t have a single player campaign and released exclusively on the “less popular” console, while its sequel, got the worst possible launch slot imaginable right between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
So it obviously didn’t get the attention it deserved, although some might argue that it’s better than its FPS counterparts of 2016. Thankfully, lackluster sales of Titanfall 2 doesn’t mean the end of the series. Respawn CEO, Vince Zampella, said in an interview with Gamespot that although the game could have done better, they are far from done with the franchise, and a lot more can be expected:
We’ve got a really great fanbase. There’s not really much negativity or acidity compared to other communities, so I’m very thankful for that. It’s important for us to keep the franchise going. “We’re doing more Titanfall. There’s some other things we’re doing that haven’t been announced just yet, but we’re heavily invested in the Titanfall universe.
More Titanfall is a good thing. I was fortunate enough to play Titanfall 2’s single player campaign over the weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had some heart to it that the military FPS genre has somehow lost over the years. I almost feel ashamed for only diving in now, but man am I looking forward to more of the game and the series.
Titanfall 2 is currently available as part of Electronic Arts’ EA Access, and Origin Access vault games, which means that for as little as R50 a month, you get access to some of EA’s library of games. No, I’m not promoting it, I just think it’s a damn good deal, and if you own an Xbox One, or gaming PC, it’s something worth considering. And if you do try out the service – play Titanfall 2!