According to Forbes, “Titanfall 2 is a masterpiece of game design that breathes life into the first-person shooter genre and treats its audience with respect.” And it’s not just Forbes that thinks this way, many gaming outlets are claiming that Titanfall 2 is outstanding and provides a quality multiplayer experience as well as a surprisingly good campaign. Despite it’s nearly universal praise, Titanfall 2 has failed to sell up to expectations and EA deserves the blame.
A poor release date can be the death of a game. Remember Dying Light? It released in January of 2015 and if it had released in, say, November it would have sold a fraction of what it did. So when it became clear that Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were all going to release within a similar time frame many questioned EA’s decision and rightfully so. Titanfall 2 is being slaughtered, in terms of sales, by Battlefield and Call of Duty. I would be willing to bet that EA wanted to put out both of their AAA shooters to kill Call of Duty, but it was silly for EA to think that way. By doing this, they have ruined a game that would have sold millions upon millions had they pushed it to early 2017.
It is a real shame that Titanfall 2 is selling as poorly as it did because it is a truly great game that deserves more attention. We can only hope that EA doesn’t make this mistake again.