Titanfall getting DLC season pass, free updates planned as well

Respawn founder Vince Zampella has confirmed that Titanfall will be getting free updates and paid DLC, the latter of which will be supported with a season pass option.

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Update - Respawn has announced official details on the Season Pass. It will cost $24.99, which is said to be a savings of $5 off buying the packs individually. It will be available alongside the game on March 11, or be included in the Digital Deluxe edition on Origin. The announcement also notes that each of the packs will include maps, but other content is still to be determined.

Original Story - Titanfall will have a season pass to support its line-up of paid downloadable content, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has confirmed. In a recent interview, he talked about the free and paid DLC plans, and maintained that it won't be home to microtransactions.

"We're going to do paid DLC, we're also going to do free updates," Zampella told GameSpot. "There are things that we want in the game that we didn't get to ship in the final game. So we'll add private matches and things like that for free. There will be some paid DLC. We're going to do a season pass just because if you buy it up front, it's a deal. We're not going to do microtransactions."

The commitment to continued free support naturally brings up platform parity, since Respawn isn't personally developing the Xbox 360 version. That has instead gone to Bluepoint, which led to the question of whether it will receive the same patches as the Xbox One and PC versions. His answer on that point was noncommittal.

"We'll have to sit down with EA and talk about that," he said. "My assumption is yes, but I don't know if I'm the best person to speak for that."

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    March 5, 2014 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Titanfall getting DLC season pass, free updates planned as well.

    Respawn founder Vince Zampella has confirmed that Titanfall will be getting free updates and paid DLC, the latter of which will be supported with a season pass option.

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      March 5, 2014 8:12 AM

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        March 5, 2014 9:35 AM

        you do know the two letter behind this game right? >:P

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        March 5, 2014 9:43 AM

        They said no microtransactions.

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        March 5, 2014 9:43 AM

        They said no microtrasactions... ie: No paying $3 for titan camo skins.

        I'm pretty sure they're still all over the traditional $15 map pack DLC shit though.

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      March 5, 2014 10:24 AM

      How many maps are included in the retail release?

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        March 5, 2014 10:32 AM

        I think the game gets released with 15 maps but I'm not sure if that's confirmed.

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          March 5, 2014 3:00 PM

          The only officially confirmed content for the final game so far is what was available in the beta, and also as of an interview yesterday that private matches won't be in at launch. Everything else like maps and game modes and weapons were pulled from the beta files and leaked elsewhere, but it's still unclear as to what will be in the shipping version, some of that could very well be in later DLCs because they weren't ready or didn't make the cut. Respawn & EA still aren't talking about the full game in detail yet.

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      March 5, 2014 11:23 AM

      Update - Respawn has announced official details on the Season Pass. It will cost $24.99, which is said to be a savings of $5 off buying the packs individually. It will be available alongside the game on March 11, or be included in the Digital Deluxe edition on Origin. The announcement also notes that each of the packs will include maps, but other content is still to be determined.

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      March 5, 2014 1:38 PM

      Pretty slick. Act like there's no DLC, it's a complete game, drop a fun beta, get everyone to nibble at the pre-order, then drop the cage on em.

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        March 5, 2014 1:40 PM

        If anyone thinks a game won't have dlc anymore they be dreamin.

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          March 5, 2014 2:54 PM

          They didn't say no DLC, they said no micro-transactions, there's a difference - micro-transactions are stuff like weapons skins, outfits, and xp boosts whereas DLC for a game like this is stuff like map packs and new game modes.

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            March 5, 2014 3:36 PM

            Micro-transactions are dlc.

            The whole point of inventing the name DLC is to differentiate its insignificance next to expansion packs of the old, basically charging more for less.

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              March 5, 2014 4:02 PM

              Yea but not all DLC are micro-transactions.

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      March 5, 2014 2:32 PM

      Will Titanfall be yearly?

      I hate buying add-ons to annualized games.

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        March 5, 2014 2:42 PM

        Probably not with their team size. Unless a publisher like EA buys the IP and puts multiple teams on it like Activision has done with Call of Duly, will most likely be a 2 year thing.

        Although if they're just building off the base they have, they may be able turn around another MP only release that's barely different in less time. A "season pass" strategy like this also gives them the opportunity to do more dlc later in a second season pass before the sequel.

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          March 5, 2014 3:28 PM

          Oh please, EA will be going into "milk this franchise dry" overdrive mode as soon as possible. I wouldn't be surprised if we're getting at least full-on paid DLC expansions every 6 months. Full on sequels annually is more likely.

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            March 5, 2014 3:37 PM

            Battlefield is far bigger and they actually own DICE yet that series is still on a two year schedule. Respawn as of now is still private / independent, own Titanfall, and can do what they want with it. They already confirmed DLC is happening though. I wouldn't expect EA to milk this franchise dry as you say unless the series is a super massive hit, they buy it outright, and even then probably not until after the sequel.

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      March 5, 2014 3:44 PM

      This sounds like the way to do it. Sell maps, things people that continue to play the game will want more of, don't sell horse armor.

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      March 5, 2014 3:57 PM

      And...I'm out.

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        March 5, 2014 4:26 PM

        Come on. Who did not expect this? These are the guys that practically started the $15 4 map DLC.

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          March 5, 2014 5:34 PM

          Season's Pass. I don't do Season's Passes. Especially not before the game has come out.

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