Respawn Keeps Their Distance After EA Bashes Competition
Yesterday, Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment publicly distanced themselves from the official Titanfall Twitter account after one of its posts took a jab at the new Call of Duty game. This news comes soon after EA’s perceived controversial Battlefield 1 tweets from earlier this week.
The post compared IGN’s analysis of the new Call of Duty game to Titanfall 2‘s more positive reception by the outlet. The tweet concludes by asking gamers to “make the right call” in choosing between the two war-themed games.
— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) November 4, 2016
To make matters more awkward, Titanfall 2‘s developer, Respawn Entertainment, responded to the insinuating tweet on their own separate Twitter account by reassuring followers that these statements were not their own, implying the Titanfall account isn’t run by the team. In addition, they voiced their admiration for the rival studio, Infinity Ward’s developers.
For the record: @respawn is the official voice of Respawn studio. We have nothing but respect & love for our fellow devs.
— Respawn (@Respawn) November 4, 2016
It’s worth noting that Respawn Entertainment was founded by former Infinity Ward employees, so seeing their prior co-workers getting bashed by EA may have urged them to speak out.
EA have yet to respond, but we’ll update as soon as new information is available.
What do you guys think? With the recent wave of “offensive tweet” backlashes among developers, do you see merit or is the gaming community putting way too much thought into it? Sound off with your comments below!
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