Titanfall 2 mech with sword

As reported by Dualshockers, EA's Chief Financial Officer stated at a recent technology conference that Titanfall 2 will launch within roughly three weeks from Battlefield 1. The exact release date is currently unknown, but its most likely going to be announced alongside other tidbits of information during the big "Titanfall 2 reveal" on June 12.

The interesting thing here is that the CFO didn't specify whether Titanfall 2 will release before or after Battlefield 1, which means we can expect to see Titanfall at some point point between September 30 and November 11. All of this is pure speculation at this point, but there was a leak earlier this year that alluded towards a winter release date for Titanfall 2, a launch window that seems to go well with this latest theory.

If this does end up being true it would mean that EA plans to challenge Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (November 4) with not just Battlefield 1, but also Titanfall 2. While I can understand the business reasoning behind such a decision, as a customer this doesn't fill me with much joy. Each one of those is going to be a €60 purchase, and with all three releasing in such a short time-frame there is almost no way for the majority of people to commit either the time, or money, to them all.

This is especially worrying for Titanfall 2 since the original game ended up losing most of its playerbase in the span of a few months, and despite the map pack being given away for free there hasn't been a big resurgence in those numbers. Then again, these are decisions made by people with far more knowledge (and spreadsheets) than me, so hopefully it ends up working out for all three of them.

As a final note, here's the Titanfall 2 teaser trailer, just in case you missed it: