EA has finally commented on the future of the Titanfall franchise, telling IGN that the next steps for Titanfall depend on the players and the developer.
EA’s chief studio officer, Laura Miele, revealed to the publication that EA is giving more power to development studios under its umbrella.
Developers and customers are part of what Miele describes as the “full circle”, which she believes is integral:
“We call it Full Circle for a reason — we want our players’ experience with EA to come full circle. Our players deserve to be part of the process.“
Miele also delved into why it’s essential to get a steer from developers when it comes to the company’s relationship with players:
“One of the things I did in the first 100 days of my role as head of studios was to spend time with our community leaders for some of our biggest franchises. I asked them to give me their best advice on how we can have a better connection to our players. The biggest theme was – please listen to us about the content players are asking for which resulted in us green lighting Skate, College Football, Command & Conquer and additional content for Battlefront II.
“We take all of these inputs and that gives us a sense of what players are loving and not liking- our studio leaders then work with the game teams to determine how we prioritize and address direct player feedback.“
Speaking on the future of Titanfall, she continued that the series’ next steps depend on the player community.
“Apex takes place in the Titanfall world and the Respawn team is incredibly proud of that legacy and brand,” she said.
“That team will determine what the future holds for Apex and Titanfall. I don’t believe in directing or telling games teams what to create, it has to come from the player community, and the inspiration and motivation of developers.”
It sounds like EA is gearing up to involve its internal studios more when it comes to major decision-making, especially when it comes to its franchises like Titanfall. It’s definitely sounding hopeful for Titanfall fans, who’ve been asking for a Titanfall 3 since the launch of the second game back in 2016.
EA has a rough history when it comes to its developer relationships, mostly since so many have ceased to be after being absorbed by the company. EA also recently scrapped Anthem’s future updates while moving its small team of developers to other projects like Dragon Age 4.
Perhaps EA is about to hand its studios more power, which in turn will satisfy more players. Ultimately, this will be a good thing for fans of EA franchises, especially those that get to make a grand come back. Titanfall 3 never looked more likely!
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