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Rumor: First title from ex-Call of Duty devs is Xbox exclusive mech game

Respawn Entertainment has said it will be showing off its first game at E3, but has played things pretty tight about specifics, except for recently rademarking the name Titan. However, new information suggests a mech game that may be exclusive to the next Xbox.

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Respawn Entertainment has said it will be showing off its first game at E3, but has played things pretty tight about specifics, except for recently trademarking the name Titan. However, new information suggests a mech game that may be exclusive to the next Xbox.

Two independent sources have told Kotaku that the online multiplayer game will also be developed for the Xbox 360, but there are no plans to support the Sony or Nintendo consoles. Titan, which could still be the name of the game, comes from the name given to very large, but agile, mech-style machines that soldiers on the battlefield can pilot.

If this is indeed the case, the rumor falls in line with a report from E3 2011 that Respawn was developing a sci-fi shooter, but now with a lot heavier weapons.

We have reached out to both Respawn and publisher EA for comment, and will update if we get a response.

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    April 29, 2013 4:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Rumor: First title from ex-Call of Duty devs is Xbox exclusive mech game.

    Respawn Entertainment has said it will be showing off its first game at E3, but has played things pretty tight about specifics, except for recently rademarking the name Titan. However, new information suggests a mech game that may be exclusive to the next Xbox.

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      April 29, 2013 5:11 PM

      Developing a mech game, but not for PlayStation. That has dominance in Japan, where they love mech games.

      Make sense to me.

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        April 29, 2013 5:27 PM

        Indeed.

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        April 29, 2013 7:28 PM

        Honestly, if I was gonna trust anyone to make a blockbuster out of a mech series Stateside, it'd be these guys.

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          April 29, 2013 11:25 PM

          If you like twitchy overly fast-moving mech action I suppose.

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          May 1, 2013 5:01 AM

          I just hope it's not a re-skinning of COD. Any mech game that doesn't allow for tweaking of the mech's performance, weapons load outs, or parts selections would be horrible. I'm not saying these features are missing, but I hope that Respawn did there homework. I also hope it's more of a realistic take on what a giant robot could possibly do and not what an anime styled mech would be able to do. I want to feel like I'm piloting something very powerful on the battlefield. Mechs have systems to maintain usually such as heat dissipation, fuel, damage locations that can affect your mech's abilities to "see", to use a weapon, to move, to dissipate heat, and lastly repairs to your damaged mech. I'm very excited to see a new mech game, and I have confidence in Respawn.

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        April 30, 2013 9:13 AM

        Maybe MS wants to capture the Japanese market UTHINK ABOUT THAT?

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          April 30, 2013 10:44 AM

          Besides your comment being on the edge of racist. The only way MS has a chance at capturing any market outside of the USA is to repair their image globally. MS products and business practices in general are seen as crap. The 33% failure rate of the 360 and pay to play online is was what killed their game system, not the lack of targeted games of a particular market.

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            May 1, 2013 5:12 AM

            His statement wasn't racist in the least. International companies create strategies based on the region they are trying to sell to. How a product is marketed here in the United States may not work in Peru, Japan, or Germany. It's not racist to state that this is what companies do. I lived in Japan for seven years and any person I talked to there just do not like foreign made electronics. If it's not Japanese, it's inferior is the mindset in Japan. That makes it difficult for a foreign company to take hold of a market share there. The Japanese companies have been making games with more of a western appeal. Look at Demon's Souls, Dragon's Dogma, or Chromehounds for evidence that Japanese publishers are just as guilty of trying to get the Western gamers to purchase by creating games with a more Western appeal. By the way, Playstation 2s had just as much, if not worse record of a failure rate to the XBox 360. It still did very well.

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      April 29, 2013 9:00 PM

      No singleplayer = no thanks.

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      April 30, 2013 8:31 AM

      Hopefully this is just a console exclusive. The PC pretty much lost most of the good Mech games when Mechwarrior got bought out by Microsoft.

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      April 30, 2013 9:14 AM

      Free to play fps?

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      May 1, 2013 4:50 AM

      Exclusive to the next XBOX. The last one they did that with that was awesome was Steel Battalion back on the original XBOX. Hopefully Respawn can capture lightning in a bottle with this one! I'm looking forward to all of the new consoles for different experiences, so it matters little that it's an exclusive title. Gaming is an expensive hobby and if it takes some sacrifice for you to enjoy, find what you can do without and be selective of what games you buy. There's no need to be a fan boy or girl about a specific console. Just be a fan of good games.

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