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:
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.

You're not at all wrong, but sadly game development has entered the "movie prestige" phase in so many ways. Movies are risky and financially expensive but ultimately people want to be tied to these massive ideas, and triple-A games are no different. To give something like that away for free is...well, the anti-thesis of what it stands for, considering that the PC market for it is extremely small anyway. I'm not saying it's right, I just know the realities of the industry and suggesting something sane like you just did would get laughed out of the room by Moneybags McGee.
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