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."
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Sepharo wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:35:
The roll out and support of this game was out of step with the modern multiplayer game.

Should've skipped the publisher, gone free to play with a market around items and events, and continually released new content both minor and major. Basically it should have been CS:GO in all regards but gameplay.

The small amount of players surrounded by AI bots didn't bother me and the map design around this player count was excellent... but part of these hypothetical ongoing updates should have increased the player count with releases of new maps.

I disagree, I don't think he is nearly as talented as he believes. A good deal of luck and marketing was involved with making Call of Duty the juggernaut it became. He needs that marketing push behind his games. I don't think he could be successful as an indie developer.

Titanfall just kind of released, was trendy for a bit, then fell out of favor. People don't really care about it anymore. The kind of games he makes are perfect for a megapublisher who is more concerned with initial sales than long term survival of the game.

He's probably going to spend the rest of his career trying to catch lightning in a bottle again.
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