Michael Pachter has added more comments on the exclusive deal for “Titanfall.” According to a report from Push Square on March 2, the analyst at Wedbush Securities stated that Electronic Arts and many other companies initially believed that the Xbox One would be outselling the PS4.
However, the opposite ended up happening. Michael Pachter went on to reveal that the publisher wouldn’t have partnered with Microsoft if the price difference was known in advance. You can take a look at a few screens from the new intellectual property with the slideshow on the left side of this article and his comments below (courtesy of Game Trailers and Push Square):
I think that this might be the last exclusive that you see from a third-party for a long, long time. I think that had [EA] known at the time that the Xbox One was going to be $100 more than the PS4, I don’t think that they would have done it. I think that they believed that Microsoft was going to kick Sony’s butt this cycle.
For “Titanfall 2,” Michael Pachter expects that Electronic Arts will be bringing the sequel to the PS4. However, the software product will most likely not be released until 2017. You can find the rest of his statements below:
I don’t think that you will see EA go exclusive for Titanfall 2. I would guess that this is not a multi-game exclusive deal, it’s just for one – and I think that [the next game] will most definitely come to the PS4.
It probably isn’t going to come out for three years, so it’s probably a 2017 release, but it’ll probably be worth the wait
The first “Titanfall” game was initially rumored to be a timed next-generation console exclusive for the Xbox One with a potential PS4 release coming out several months later. However, a recent deal between Electronic Arts and Microsoft made sure that the first game of the new franchise will not be appearing on the Sony consoles.
“Titanfall” is coming out this month in the North American region for the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.