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Titanfall sequel will be multiplatform

Respawn COO says he would have preferred skipping Microsoft exclusivity the first time around

The original Titanfall was a Microsoft exclusive, available only for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PCs. The next Titanfall will go a bit further, as IGN reports receiving confirmation that the next installment in the Respawn shooter series will arrive on the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

"I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don't know anything about it, or... yeah. So we're working on a sequel," Respawn's Vince Zampella told the site ahead of tonight's BAFTA Game Awards. "No official name yet, but we're working on that. That's the main focus but we're starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It'll be multiplatform."

Although Zampella said the exclusivity deal was necessary for the company to make the original game in the first place, Respawn COO Dusty Welch said he would have preferred to have made the franchise multiplatform from the start.

"It would have been prohibitive to do that - we definitely made the right choices for the right reasons - but if you're saying what would we have liked to have done? The opportunity to be multiplatform could have made it even more significant for us," Welch said.

The original Titanfall launched a year ago this week, garnering critical acclaim and taking the top spot on the month's NPD charts. However, it was not enough to tilt hardware sales in favor of the Xbox One, as Sony's PlayStation 4 retained its hold as the best-selling system for the third straight month. By year's end, Titanfall had attracted more than 8 million unique players.

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