Vince Zampella, Founder and CEO at Respawn Entertainment, revealed today that there won’t be any multiplayer tech test for the PC version of Titanfall 2. According to Zampella, there are two reasons for this decision: hardware variety & “min spec” optimization.
As Zampella wrote:
“We’re still making a lot of tweaks and changes to the renderer, the game, and effects so we haven’t run the game through the hardware compatibility lab yet to detect and handle a large variety of hardware – video cards, CPUs etc. Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better. We also haven’t done enough work to fully support our ‘Min Spec’ on PC yet. So, currently the PC game isn’t as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support. Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks. Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can, and there’s a risk that they could spoil some of our single player.”
Zampella concluded that Respawn is confident in its ability to deliver a “great PC experience for launch.“