There is no denying that this has been EA’s year. The success of Battlefield 1, the incredible WW1 shooter is incredible, and has definitely caused a nice bump in revenue for the companies end of the year numbers. But what about their other FPS game, Titanfall 2?
Criticized by many for releasing both games in the same genre less than two weeks apart,
in an interview with Forbes Magazine EA CEO Andrew Wilson made the following statement.
“We think there’s really three types of players, …People that really love Battlefield and that kind of big strategic gameplay that will orient in that direction; the player that loves the fast, fluid, kinetic gameplay of Titanfall 2 that really orient in that direction; and the player that just has to play the two greatest shooters this year and will buy both.”
Basically Mr. Wilson believes that the games would both sell well, in similarly overlapping markets. But this does not appear to be the case if the sales of Titanfall 2 are to be believed. Gamer’s can currently pick up Titanfall 2 on Xbox One for an astonishing 29.96. Half of the cost of the game at release which was less than three weeks ago.
For a major retailer to be running a 50% off sale on a game that is less than a month old does not bode well for the sales of that game. But the question is, is the game bad? Or was it just marketed poorly and released far to close to the juggernaut that is Battlefield 1? What do you think gamers? Should the game have been released at a later date? Or do you think $30 bucks is a fair price? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook. And don’t forget to follow Bonus Level Gaming on Facebook!