EA doesn't believe Battlefield and Titanfall will harm one another in the fight for survival

EA is confident that its Battlefield and Titanfall IPs will not end up harming one another in the battle for players. The company believes the series offer something unique for a specific group of gamers and can comfortably co-exist on the same platforms. It's a fear some have due to both games targeting audiences within the first-person shooter category.

As reported by VideoGamer, EA CEO Andrew Wilson, commented on the potential issue during a company earnings call:

"There is a very broad and diverse set of players who play games in that category who are looking to fulfil different gameplay motivations. Some people play very quick play, some people more strategic play, and some people want both in different context. The result of that is, we feel like we actually have a really strong position to deliver the broadest set of gameplay mechanics as it relates to first-person shooter genre across the two titles, and feel very confident that we are well-positioned to do very well in that category in the year."

EA is expected to release both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 during the third quarter with the former launching first on October 21. As VideoGamer rightfully points out, EA also has to worry about competitor titles like Gears of War 4, Call of Duty and other AAA games within the same genre.

We'll hopefully have more details on Battlefield and Titanfall at E3.

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  • Yeah why should that happen? Titanfall and battlefield are complete different games with different fan bases. While Titanfall is more call of duty-ish and faster paced then battlefield. battlefield is pure realism.
    So I can see those titles won't harm each other. Maybe more ppl will grab bf1 tho this year. Loads of call of duty players will jump over that's for sure. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'm pretty sure Titanfall is gonna hurt BF1 sales at least for a couple of months. Dice has a very bad track record on selling games with more bugs then Microsoft selling phones with a bad OS. I am not gonna pretty order BF1 I'm scared on not using the for the first 3 months. I'm sorry to say this but BF is not the more realistic shooter players movement is still way off I found the most realistic game was the last medal of Honor game even though it was not that good. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • No. Because bf1 is made by dice swe. Not by dice la. Liek battlefront and bf4 were
  • Didn't know thanks, but I'm still afraid on previous ordering BF1. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I preordered. But not because i like bf. No because its a new setting. Hell the game can run **** as hell but the setting us worth it
  • Actually, BF4 was Dice Stockholm until it was released, then Dice LA took over patch development
  • They stated when they had their bf revwal stream that bf4 was dice la
  • The BF4 that exists today effectively is Dice la, since so much has been fixed and changed since release. But originally it was dice stockholm. This has more or less been the norm with all Battlefield titles in fact (not counting that sorry excuse BF: Hardline..). Stockholm makes the core game, and other Dice studios make patches and/or expansions
  • Yeah, I agree, very different games.
  • FOr me BF ONE yes, Titanfall I dont know
  • Did anyone actually seriously think they competed? I truly don't think COD and Battlefield competed other than for player time
  • Maybe it's because they're two AAA titles releasing within a short window. It's like if COD launched at the same time as battlefield. You're going to struggle to get people to buy both games at the same time. More chance of people buying COD in month 1 AND battlefield in month 3. Time to save up and buy another game etc.
  • I am prepared...
  • I'll buy bf1 for a realistic shooter and Titanfall for a futuristic shooter if it's got a good campaign.
  • Am I the only one who thinks they should merge them? If would be pretty sweet to march around Hoth punching out Imperial Walkers!
  • I'm definitely getting both
  • Really enjoyed the first Titanfall game. Call me when they add 64-player battles to it though, that would be epic.
  • Lol tf vs. Bf thats a good one