After getting a remarkable response on PC and game consoles, Titanfall is all set to debut on Android and iOS devices in 2016. Respawn Entertainment has announced its partnership with free-to-play game developer Nexon to start developing the mobile version of its iconic game.
Respawn Entertainment and Nexon have agreed to create several new and original mobile games on the sci-fi universe of Titanfall. In addition, the two companies have jointly invested in mobile game developer studio Particle City. This studio will lead the development of the upcoming titles and will be located in Los Angeles, just as Respawn.
The first game from Titanfall mobile game series will be released worldwide in 2016. Nexon will serve as the exclusive global publisher, whereas the development operations will be accomplished by Respawn.
"Our partnership with Nexon is momentous for many reasons," Vince Zampella, CEO and co-founder, Respawn Entertainment, said in a press statement. "Nexon's unrivalled publishing network and free-to-play expertise will allow Titanfall to reach new global audiences. And with Particle City, we are closely collaborating to create all-new standalone games with original gameplay experiences that expand the Titanfall universe to players everywhere."
Although it has not yet be officially confirmed, the first Titanfall mobile game on Android and iOS devices is expected to be available with a freemium model. This means that it would be available as a free download and would have some in-game purchases to generate mass downloads.
"As a player and fan of Titanfall I am delighted to be working with the talented team at Respawn to bring the world of Titanfall to mobile and tablet," stated Owen Mahoney, president and chief executive officer, Nexon. "Working closely with our partners at Respawn and Particle City we intend to build on the original game's success and introduce millions of mobile gamers to the rich Titanfall universe."
Titanfall has already succeeded on traditional platforms and is considered to be a successful evolution of the first-person shooter (FPS) genre. That said, there are many FPS games already available on mobile platforms such as Call of Duty and Modern Combat to make the competition tougher for the upcoming offering.