In recent years we've seen more and more big-budget franchises turn up in Asian - or even Russian - markets as some form of Free-to-Play title not long for the Western world. Microsoft attempted to conquer Russia with Halo Online while Capcom threw a noticeably prettier Monster Hunter title at China. Now, even with the lower-than-expected sales of Titanfall 2, EA will deliver a separate Titanfall experience to South Korea.
EA Games' Origin Access vault will "soon" be bolstered by Respawn Entertaiment's 2014 shooter Titanfall, according to afrom the official Origin account.
Origin did not mention a specific release date, although when it finally arrives Titanfall will become the seventeenth game in the Vault, joining the likes of Dead Space, Battlefield and Dragon Age.
The practice of turning popular shooters into free-to-play titles for the Asian market isn't exactly, so it's not totally surprising to see Titanfall make that transition.
Electronic Arts and Korean publishermade the announcement earlier today, confirming that the adaptation will be reworked on by both original developer Respawn and Nexon's own development studio.
A few mech-happy folks might have been hoping thatwould release Titanfall 2 this year – unfortunately they'll have to wait to get their next fix of Titan vs. Titan action.
In an EA investors call that took place yesterday, an official from the company revealed that the sequel probably won't make the fiscal year 2016; “Your assumption should be 17,” said CFO Blake Jorgensen.
Hot on the heels of the announcement that Titanfall's DLC map packsfor all players, comes some more good news for fans of the shooter franchise.
CEO Vince Zampella has confirmed to IGN that Titanfall 2 is already in development, also revealing that a second team would split off from the sequel project to work on “smaller stuff.”