Titanfall, the massive multiplayer mech mashup from Respawn Entertainment, was always going to be exclusive to Xbox at launch, but now it seems that Microsoft and EA have struck a deal which will see the game remain exclusive to the PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The announcement was made during an EA investors call, when it was declared that Titanfall would be loyal to Xbox and PC for "the life of the product".
It seems this came as a surprise to Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn and one of the men responsible for reinventing the FPS genre with Modern Warfare. He responded to the news on Twitter: "Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently."
However, his plans for Respawn's future most definitely do include developing games for PlayStation, and those games might yet include Titanfall sequels.
"Of course we will," tweeted Zampella to a fan who asked if Respawn won't make any PS4 games. "Just not the first Titanfall," he added, implying that whatever deal EA has struck only applies to the upcoming title, not the franchise as a whole.
Titanfall is out for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 13th next year.