One of the latest issues that EA is facing is that the game is being "sandwiched" between two colossal FPS titles namely: Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Critics are pointing out that EA has made a huge mistake in releasing Titanfall 2 in between the launching of the popular FPS titles as it somehow 'cannibalizes' their growing community. Now, the CEO of EA has released an official statement regarding the stance of the current Titanfall 2 against its competitors and how they've strategically positioned its debut.
Titanfall 2 vs Battlefield 1 vs Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Dilemma
Prior to the official debut of their two titles, Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 respectively, EA has never believed that the two FPS titles are in direct competition against each other. EA previously defended their decision in releasing their two titles only a week apart from each other. Apparently, Battlefield 1 has seen stellar success while Titanfall 2 has yet to be clarified.
Meanwhile, it's basically undeniable that COD has already established a huge fan-based community. Most of the critics are pointing out that FPS fans will be on dilemma between getting either Battlefield 1 and COD; since most of the fans might only be able to get either one of them. Even if most FPS fans are capable of getting two, a lot have speculated that they'll only get Battlefield 1 and wait for COD to come, leaving Titanfall 2 suffering from this dilemma.
Does EA Cannibalizing its Own Community?
The CEO of Electronic Arts finally shared his opinion regarding the stance of Titanfall 2 and the two colossal titles. In the latest EA earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson has this to say:
We think there's really three types of players. People that really love Battlefield and that kind of big strategic gameplay that will orient in that direction; the player that loves the fast, fluid, kinetic gameplay of Titanfall 2 that really orient in that direction; and the player that just has to play the two greatest shooters this year and will buy both.
Based on this statement, EA is confident that they will be able to get the bulk of the FPS fans by releasing their two titles simultaneously - and that it's a strategic point to take out a considerable amount of fans from the COD community.
This just shows how confident Wilson and EA are with their two games and that by releasing the two diverse FPS titles, it can topple down COD hand-in-hand. It's interesting to see how this strategy will go in the next few weeks to come as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will soon debut this coming Nov. 4.