EA Elaborates on Titanfall’s Xbox and PC Exclusivity

EA caused a huge uproar among the PlayStation Nation a mere month ago.  EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed during an earnings call that Titanfall would never be released on a PlayStation platform.  Now, Jorgensen has elaborated on its stance at the UBS Global Technology Conference confirming it was about the money.

“That’s a process that’s been done through the industry for many years,” Jorgensen said. “There’s lots of single-platform titles. Obviously, you work with the first-parties to make sure the economics make sense for all sides, and we made that decision on Titanfall.”

Jorgensen also described that relationship between EA and Respawn Entertainment as beneficial despite the fact that Vince Zampella, director of the studio had no idea the deal between EA and Microsoft had even taken place until the earnings call.

“It’s a business partnership. We’re trying to make sure that we’ve developed a great relationship with them,” he said. “We helped them on marketing, we helped them on development where they need it. And we try to maintain a strong partnership with them over time.”

While PS4 owners will be left out March 2014, Jorgensen didn’t rule out potential sequels launching on Sony’s new console.  It’s just that the original Titanfall will be exclusive to Microsoft platforms for its entire lifetime.

Titanfall is out March 11, 2014 in North America and March 14 in Europe for Xbox One, PC and Xbox 360.