A new 'Titanfall' game is in development

A new 'Titanfall' game is in development

"Respawn also plans to launch a premium game this year that is a new twist on the Titanfall universe", Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA said during an earnings call yesterday.

"To win, streamer squads have to show they've mastered the unique abilities of the game's roster of Legends, plus they'll have to make the most of Apex Legend's new additions to the Battle Royale genre, like Smart Comms for improved call-outs and Respawn Beacons for defying death".

For now, EA is only letting players access the game on Origin but any players in the game can invite their friends from Steam to join them in Apex Legends. "As a result of these decisions, we struggled to gain momentum and we did not meet our sales expectations for the quarter". "We love being able to experiment in this insane universe!"

Following the news of the missed revenue target, EA shares dipped a massive 17 percent, with the company acknowledging that increased competition for the holiday gaming market segment with Fortnite and Activision's "Call of Duty" was responsible for the doldrums. The publisher is also gearing up to launch Anthem, and will continue to lean on its tried-and-true Federation Internationale de Football Association franchise.

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EA's executives noted that it sold 7.3 million copies of Battlefield V in the latest quarter, which was 1 million less than its guidance for this quarter.

According to COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, FIFA is still performing well despite the other franchises falling. But Respawn has also revealed that two of the game's characters are LGBTQ. Wilson blamed the shortfall on the decision to focus on single player action instead of a battle royale mode. "Unfortunately, the later release date meant the game launched deeper into a competitive holiday window where heavy price discounting was a big factor".

What just happened? Apex Legends only launched a couple of days ago and is already seeing broad adoption.

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