EA Might Have Restricted Titanfall Alpha Handed out with Titanfall Pre-orders
On Twitter, @NeoZatan asked Vince Zampella a pretty logical question about the Titanfall Alpha. He asked on why the game wasn’t given out to anyone who pre-ordered the game. Zampella actually agreed with the statement, implying that if it were up to him, he would have offered it along with pre-orders. Such is the confidence that Zampella has about his and Respawn’s mind-child.
â€” Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) January 17, 2014
Seeing as the restriction was not up to him, logically, distribution and any pre-order incentives would be mandated by the publisher, in this case, Electronic Arts. Still, we have some time before the actual release date and might see some new revelations for some pre-order incentives.
@Petrosky275 it's all the same for physical copies
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) January 17, 2014
Another question from Peter Navarro seems to confirm that Respawn is still contracted to the publishers in a standard revenue-model, since Respawn will not be making any more profits than usual from people pre-ordering Titanfall from Respawn’s own website, than if purchased from other retail outlets. Not a big deal, but still, I’m sure some fans would like to ensure that Respawn gets more profits from people purchasing games from Respawn’s website. Everyone loves to support their favorite developers directly, rather than depend on publisher’s handing out percentages to devs.