Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam

There's an interview on GameInformer.com talking with Vince Zampella about Titanfall, Respawn's "mystery project," and more. They frame one question around their theory that the PC edition of the multiplayer mech shooter suffered from being on Origin rather than Steam. His response doesn't disagree, as he says: "At some point you look at it and you say is it even worth now this much later the effort to put it on Steam, when it would be a lot of work and kind of bifurcate the community? We would have loved for it to be on Steam from day one, but at some point it just doesn't make sense anymore and you start looking to the future and I think we should not make that same decision again."
View : : :
14.
 
Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
Dec 19, 2014, 23:05
14.
Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 19, 2014, 23:05
Dec 19, 2014, 23:05
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 21:57:
The Battlefield series seems to be doing fine as an Origin exclusive. If the game was good enough people would buy it on Origin.

Battlefield does well because it's Battlefield, a series that has been popular for over 10 years. Titanfall was a new IP with no established audience.

People like to say "Oh, but look at Dragon Age and Mass Effect and Need For Speed and Battlefield! They sell great on Origin so obviously being an Origin-exclusive has no impact on sales!" What they forget is that these are all well-established series and that only the newest entries are Origin-exclusive. The games that made the series popular? Not Origin-exclusive.

Being on Steam would have definitely increased Titanfall's player base.
Avatar 20715
Date
Subject
Author
5.
Dec 19, 2014Dec 19 2014
29.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
23.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
37.
Dec 21, 2014Dec 21 2014
21.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
 14.
Dec 19, 2014Dec 19 2014
 Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
19.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
20.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
22.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
35.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
38.
Dec 21, 2014Dec 21 2014
18.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
27.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014
28.
Dec 20, 2014Dec 20 2014