E3 is almost upon us and as it was hinted, Respawn’s first title will be unveiled during that event. And while most ex-COD fans await for the big news of what Infinity Ward’s former founders are up to, Google Play has leaked the cover of GameInformer’s latest issue that has a first look on this upcoming title. So, Respawn’s first game will be called TitanFall and will be coming on next-generation platforms.
Respawn’s title is rumored to be exclusive for XBOne, though GameInformer’s cover does not state anything like that. From the looks of it, TitanFall will be focused on multiplayer, though we expect to see and an SP campaign accompanying it.
GameInformer confirmed in their article that TitanFall will be coming on XBOne and PC, though there is no word yet for a PS4 version. An X360 is also planned, though it will be developed by a different team.
TitanFall is also said to be using Cloud.
Activision EA will hopefully reveal more info later this week (or during E3), so stay tuned for more!
Special thanks to NeoGAF user ‘Cartman86’ for spotting it.
Here are the first details for TitanFall from the GameInformer article:
– Xbox One, PC – Xbox 360 version developed by someone else – Planned to target current gen, but realized that they couldn’t run it – Started to look into next gen and the answer they got from Microsoft intrigued them – They said they needed to focus on fewer hardware. In the future they are open to more. They don’t specify if it would be this project or another. – Plan to use Microsoft’s Cloud for dedicated servers and physics and AI calculations – Spring 2014 Release Date – There are a good amount of screens. In my opinion it visually looks pretty nice. – First person shooter – “Mech” and ground combat – “Mech’s” are called Titans. – They want these Titans to feel fast. They can dodge etc. – If you don’t want to pilot the Titan you can have it follow you, killing people as it goes along. – Player characters are called Pilots – They are extremely agile. Can run on walls, multiple jumps. – They can take down Titans. Jumping on them and shooting the “brain”. – You need to be cunning as a pilot. “Hit and fade” tactics is the term the game director uses. – Pilots come equipped with a variety of weapons. Pistol, Assault Rifle, Anti-Titan Rocket Launcher, data knife used to hack AI characters into joining you. – There are AI enemies on the maps. – You survive longer than in COD. Making it more welcoming to newcomers. – Source Engine. Building new engine = too much time. – Source gives them 60 fps – Modified Source – “Rewriting major portions of it”. – Article talks about the process of forming the team, being fired, prototyping ideas etc. I recommend reading it. – Going for a District 9 or Blade Runner vibe. – Integrate memorable single player moments into a multiplayer game. – Storytelling style will be more Left 4 Dead. – Humans segregated between Earth and frontier planets. Corporation trying to take the resources of these frontier people.
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