I do believe this is well. I think that they thought Titanfall could overtake CoD. That's fine. But with Battlefield 1 as well from them there, they still fucked up. They didn't give it enough room to breathe, from their own games none the less, period. If it was just Titanfall vs. CoD it might have stood a chance, but it was Titanfall vs. BF1, CoD and Battlefront. As great as the game was, they expected far too much from it in that climate.You don't send a game out to die by paying for co-branding deals with Target, Mountain Dew, Doritos, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
EA honestly believed their game could take down CoD, because Infinite Warfare was shaping up to underwhelm and Titanfall 2 is a phenomenal game. They just wrongfully assumed it could hold water against Battlefield 1, and the continuing storm of interest in Overwatch.
Instead it flopped at release. Fortunately Respawn treated the game well for months to come, and it had a devoted fanbase that kept it ticking longer than most AAA multiplayer shooters.
There are already lootboxes in TF2. They might tweak the model but I doubt it will be more egregious.
They don't even own it or the Titanfall IP.
According to a credible leaker on r/titanfall, Titanfall is a thing.
They probably do, Respawn's community manager sorta indirectly confirmed TF3 in a reddit post, and according to leaker on r/titanfall, there are like three teams at Respawn, the Titanfall team (developing TF3), the Star Wars team, and a newly formed team made of original MoH's devs, supposedly the MoH reboot was cancelled by EA, I wouldn't be surprised if their upcoming VR game is reusing the cancelled title's assets.
The reddit post for those who are interested:
With multiplayer that didn't completely everything they established in 1, they might have.
Yeah I agree, TF1's MP was much better than TF2s.
Respawn is indipendent they have a contrsct with EA to fund their games. They can break the contract, but i dont think the will find another publisher willing to invest millions in their games.