Speaking with IGN, Respawn founder and CEO Vince Zampella confirmed that Titanfall 2 is in development and this time will be coming to multiple platforms.
“I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don’t know anything about it, or… yeah. So we’re working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we’re working on that. That’s the main focus but we’re starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It’ll be multiplatform.”
The first game came under some criticism due to being online multiplayer only, with no single player campaign included. Zampella said that he wouldn’t have done it differently in the first game, and they haven’t quite decided how they’ll approach it for the sequel.
“I wouldn’t have done it differently. We set out to do it and it was one of our goals. I mean it obviously prohibits a certain group of people playing the game, and as content creators you want to get into as many peoples’s hands as possible. We put some single-player elements in there though, and tried to mix it up. Maybe we could have mixed things up a bit better because some people blew right by it and didn’t even see it because there was so much action happening around it. It’s tough, because if you hit people over the head with it it becomes intrusive, and there are people who don’t want or care about it. Where does the needle fall? I think it takes a while to figure that out and we haven’t figured it out yet.”
Titanfall, released for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide and was designed to give players the freedom to fight their way as both elite assault Pilot and agile, heavily armored 24’ tall Titans.