Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 will have "overlapping" release dates. But EA is confident that both game titles will be well-received by players and fans alike.
EA Criticized For Making Release Dates Too Close
Industry observers are criticizing game publisher EA for letting two of its titles compete with a close release date, according to Gamespot. There are fears that Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 will split the prospective buyers since the two are both in the shooters category. The EA titles will also be up against another similar game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Many have observed that the upcoming Titanfall 2 has shown great improvements compared to its first installment. Critics said that sales for TF2 would be much higher if its release date is not so close with BF1. Titanfall 2 developer, Respawn Entertainment said that the release date had been fixed for quite some time and it's too late to change the date, according to Playstationlifestyle.
However EA believed that buyers for TF2 and BF1 have already made up their mind and will buy either one or both game titles, according to EA head Andrew Wilson. He added that each game offers contrasting experiences despite being in the same category. But the critics and EA's argument will either be proven or not after the sales report comes in next year.
Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Expected Release Date
Battlefield 1 will be released on October 21 while Titanfall 2 will be released on October 28, 2016. BF 1 was developed by EA DICE while TF2 was developed by Respawn Entertainment. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is going to be release on November 4, 2016. The latest COD installment was developed by Infinity Ward and will be published by Activision. The three upcoming game titles are available for the PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC platform.