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EA teases more Titanfall games and the possibility of HD remasters during today's earnings report

Contrary to popular rumor, the Titanfall franchise appears to be in no immediate danger.

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During today's earnings call with investors, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen gave updates on Respawn's Titanfall series, Jade Raymond's action game, and the possibility of HD remakes. 

Jorgensen did not divulge sales numbers for Titanfall 2, released this past Friday. Analysts predicted doom and gloom over the weekend, but Jorgensen came across as optimistic when he said that EA will partner with Respawn on Titanfall games for "many years to come."

Meanwhile, former Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond and her team at Motive Studios in Canada are still plugging away on an unannounced action title. Jorgensen said the game is "three or four years out," and is still being billed as a massive, Assassin's Creed-style game.

Last we heard, EA prognosticated a 2020 release at the earliest.

EA is still ambivalent on the topic of remakes. Peter Moore went on record earlier this year as saying that remakes are "easy money," but that EA shies away from them in favor of focusing on new titles like 2017's Mass Effect Andromeda.

"We're a company that is focused on delivering for the future," Moore said this summer. "I was asked a question once [about remasters and I said] it's just not what we do. We've got incredibly talented dev studios around the world who are focused on delivering new IP, new experiences, [and] more and more live services."

During today's earnings call, however, CEO Andrew Wilson seemed more open to the idea, provided any remake of a game from the company's "rich and deep" portfolio contributes something worthwhile.

Ahead of today's report, Wilson revealed that Battlefield 1 hosted nearly doubled the amount of players in its first week as Battlefield 4 did back in 2013.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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