News broke today via GameReactor, that Titanfall 2 will not fall under the EA Access bracket. The subscription service for EA customers usually provides early gameplay opportunities, discounts, and trials on its new EA releases, however Titanfall 2 players apparently won’t be so lucky.
Developers Respawn Entertainment offered no explanation for the move, but it’s easy to see where the break has occurred. EA is renowned for reserving their biggest releases for in-house development and Titanfall 2 is easily considered one of EA’s leading titles. The fact then that Titanfall 2 has been developed by a second party studio may give us some clues concerning its dropping from EA Access.
Whether it’s disputes concerning profit margins and discounts, or deadlines for trials or early access, it’s easy to see where a major studio so used to controlling everything about its own releases can come to blows with a second party creating one of its most successful titles.