Electronic Arts labels president Frank Gibeau said the Respawn shooter doesn’t represent the majority of EA’s franchises, reports VG 24/7, and that the company would remain “platform agnostic.”
“We’re changing nothing in our policy about being platform agnostic. One of the things that struck me this week is how a tactical deal with one of our platform partners has been blown out and perceived as strategic tilt; that’s a messaging error on our part. There is no strategic tilt,” Gibeau said.
Gibeau said all internally developed games will be released on both platforms, and Titanfall is different only in that Respawn partnered with Microsoft on the development.
“The Sony platform and the Xbox platform are both very important to us. If you look at the previous generation we did tactical deals with both Sony and Microsoft throughout the cycle. Titanfall is different, it’s an EA Partners game –– everything else is platform agnostic.”
Gibeau didn’t rule out a partnership with Sony either, but stressed that the games EA make internally will be “multiplatform.”
“It’s a long cycle, and certainly there’s potential with Sony exclusivity deals too,” Gibeau said.