Originally Posted by Fresh Like Will
I still feel like Titanfall wasn't a lifetime exclusive until they made the announcement that it was. They went maybe five months since the reveal using lingo that sounded like anything but an exclusive. They also needed good PR before the X1 launched because the PS4 dominated the pre-orders. If it wasn't locked up after the fact, why wouldn't they just come out the gate saying it's a lifetime exclusive?
EA didn't need Microsoft to fund that game. EA is one of, if not the largest game publisher, who have funded a multitude of multi-million dollar projects. Titanfall would of been made with or without Microsoft's involvement.
EA did fund the game, to be a multiplatform title on 360 and PS3.
Respawn wasted EA's money, and had little to show for it. Then Respawn wanted to move it to next gen. But EA didn't want to pick up the cost by themselves after that
It made good business sense of EA to cut their losses and cancel the game.
I mean would you give more money to a team that you already gave millions and had lil to nothing to show for it. Especially when you have been burned the same way before. A couple times in fact
Sony had the chance to get the game on PS4, they passed on opportunity. They didn't want to share details about the PS4 to Respawn or cut the check
Without MS's money, Titanfall probably never makes it to market.