A new 'Titanfall' game is in development

A new 'Titanfall' game is in development

Following the swift announcement and release of Apex Legends, many fans of Respawn Entertainment were disappointed that the studio isn't making Titanfall 3. However, neither performed as expected.

So where exactly did the numbers land?

Following the news of the missed revenue target, EA shares dipped a massive 17 percent, with the company acknowledging that increased competition for the holiday gaming market segment with Fortnite and Activision's "Call of Duty" was responsible for the doldrums.

In a vacuum, those numbers would look impressive.

Apex Legend's launch proved to be EA's biggest reveal in terms of peak and concurrent viewers on Twitch, said CEO Andrew Wilson during the call (transcript via Yahoo Finance). Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations.

For now, EA is only letting players access the game on Origin but any players in the game can invite their friends from Steam to join them in Apex Legends. In fact, Apex Legends released for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 all at the same time, which means you can dive into the game on your platform of choice right now. The publisher is also gearing up to launch Anthem, and will continue to lean on its tried-and-true Federation Internationale de Football Association franchise. "FIFA stands out as a robust franchise through a tumultuous year in the video game industry", Jorgensen said. "Elsewhere in the business, we're making adjustments to improve execution and we're refocusing R&D".

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EA launched two big titles a year ago, Battlefield V and the mobile game Command & Conquer Rivals.

To date, Battlefield V has sold a healthy 7.3 million copies across all platforms, but that's a million less than EA had indicated in its guidance.

'And at that point, why have them in the game?

As cross-play becomes more prevalent, it will likely be a more utilized feature.

Apex Legends launched recently and seems to have been warmly received so far by the battle royale community, those praises coming from the players themselves and also from the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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