While Titanfall has surely helped Microsoft sell more Xbox One consoles, it looks like the exclusive deal with Respawn Entertainment may be coming to an end.
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning, just as Microsoft kicks off its E3 video game show press conference, that the next installment of Titanfall will be available on the PlayStation 4.
That follows earlier reports noting the same news, in addition to Respawn founder Vince Zampella tweeting this in October 2013:
@AdanGarciaG Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) October 29, 2013
That’s great news for PS4 owners, and not so great news for Xbox execs. Titanfall, available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, was the nation’s top-selling game during April and May. In its earnings call last week, Titanfall publisher Electronic Arts noted that Titanfall sold 925,000 units in the U.S. just three weeks after it launched on the Xbox One on March 11.
To help increase more sales of the Xbox One, Microsoft even created a special discounted bundle specifically for Titanfall last month. Still, though, the Xbox One trails the PS4 in worldwide sales — in fact, Sony’s console has held a sales lead in the U.S. for the past four months. Sony also led worldwide game console sales in fiscal 2013 for the first time in eight years.
We’ll be providing any updates from the E3 conference today, so check back on GeekWire for that.