Titanfall 2 confirmed by Respawn CEO; will be multiplatform

Respawn Entertainment's CEO has confirmed the studio is currently working on Titanfall 2, which will be a multiplatform game this time around.

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Respawn Entertainment and CEO Vince Zampella has confirmed Titanfall 2 is currently in development and will be released on multiple platforms, instead of just on Microsoft platforms as was the case with the original Titanfall.

The confirmation comes way of IGN who spoke with Zampella about the game, and for the first time, confirming its existence. "I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don't know anything about it, or… yeah. So we're working on a sequel,” Zampella said. “No official name yet, but we're working on that. That's the main focus but we're starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It'll be multiplatform."

Zampella promised Titanfall 2 would expand on the lore of the series, although it’s unclear whether or not the game would be yet another multiplayer-only game. "I wouldn't have done it differently," Zampella continued when asked about the original's multiplayer-only approach. "We set out to do it and it was one of our goals. I mean it obviously prohibits a certain group of people playing the game, and as content creators you want to get into as many peoples’ hands as possible. We put some single-player elements in there though, and tried to mix it up. Maybe we could have mixed things up a bit better because some people blew right by it and didn't even see it because there was so much action happening around it.”

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    March 12, 2015 11:11 AM

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      March 12, 2015 11:50 AM

      If they add a campaign, I'm in. This was almost the game that pushed me to buy an XBOne instead of a ps4, but they killed it with the multiplayer only thing.

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        March 12, 2015 11:53 AM

        100% this ^^^^ I as well hope so hard core that they make a SP campaign, to me its what naturally they should add to their IP and be right up there with Halo etc.

        Cool news, makes sense one did very well.

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        March 12, 2015 11:56 AM

        Yep. Only reason I never bought it. I am not a competitive gamer, but god damn do I want to stomp around in a mech!

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        March 12, 2015 11:58 AM

        I'd prefer they keep the team slim and keep their focus narrow. Even if the SP campaign was great, it will be dropped so quickly. (to be fair the majority playerbase dropped it decently quick)

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        March 12, 2015 2:00 PM

        Feel like the universe would be solid for a great campaign.

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        March 12, 2015 3:08 PM

        Agreed. I'm not an mp dude.

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        March 12, 2015 6:53 PM

        I agree with this 100%.

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        March 12, 2015 7:14 PM

        Not interested in single player Titanfall at all. Same with Battlefield. I don't get why people are so hard for another dumb campaign. I'm glad they had a singular focus on the first one.

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        March 12, 2015 9:10 PM

        I'd buy it if it had bots

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        March 13, 2015 3:28 AM

        yup, only occasionally I dabble in MP (last was BF3) but it always ends when ass-hats greifing and spawn-camping sapping the fun out of it, and I just hate it. However a meaty SP game, ah- wonderful.

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      March 12, 2015 12:32 PM

      Get rid of autoaiming dumb pistols for the PC (or anything where it's PvP, and not Co-op) and I'm sold.

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        March 12, 2015 12:34 PM

        Basically, I'm semi-ok with autoaiming weapons for Co-op, where it's just you and allies vs bots, so long as it's not so overpowered (like it currently is) that other weapons aren't really viable. But it shouldn't be in there for competitive multiplayer.

        Also, add destructible environments so that titans can really wreak havoc.

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          March 12, 2015 1:35 PM

          Auto pistol was pretty weak against players in Titanfall though. It felt cheap when you were on the other end of it for sure but the reality is you would have died faster if the guy was using any other gun in the same situation.

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            March 12, 2015 1:46 PM

            I feel this way as well, the smart pistols have very limited range, and playing against someone that can aim you should lose everytime.

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          March 12, 2015 1:49 PM

          The smart pistol is a must have for FD.

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            March 12, 2015 2:26 PM

            Yeah, or they could just make the other weapons more viable, which is what I was talking about. For FD, the smart pistol is too convenient. I wish there were other options that made just as much sense. But my kill count with the smart pistol was always insane in FD compared to smg's, rifles, etc.

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              March 13, 2015 5:07 AM

              Spitfire works great in FD . The real key though is triple threat Titan win the mines version. Rips through guys.

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      March 12, 2015 12:34 PM

      They need to add party functions so that friends can get together and play with each other.

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      March 12, 2015 1:10 PM

      Fuuuuuuck yeeeeeessss.

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      March 12, 2015 1:33 PM

      Wait and see for me.

      First game was decent, but got overly repetitive very quickly. The monetization strategy that the CoD clones entail doesn't really help their case either.

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      March 12, 2015 1:51 PM

      They need to get rid of AI bots, improve animations and add more variety to weapons

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        March 12, 2015 2:02 PM

        Yeah, AI bots were a bit turn-off for me.

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        March 12, 2015 2:24 PM

        AI bots are one of the best parts, don' do this.

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          March 12, 2015 2:34 PM

          He's talking about the NPC grunts, not the Titans on auto-pilot.

          I agree that the grunts are definitely the worst part of the game. They're distracting, and they're boring. Hopefully they make pilot movement faster too. The maps feel too big for pilot play sometimes.

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            March 12, 2015 2:35 PM

            I'm also talking about grunts. They make the experience unique

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              March 12, 2015 2:39 PM

              The only way I'd be OK with them coming back is if they gave pilots control of squads of them.

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              March 12, 2015 3:23 PM

              Completely agree, makes the battlefield more... alive

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          March 12, 2015 7:56 PM

          can i ask why you like the AI bots? they pretty much ruined the game for me. I could never tell the difference between a bot and a human until after the human killed me. found that frustrating.

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            March 12, 2015 7:57 PM

            If you play more it becomes way more obvious. It also gives more objectives than just killing pilots. It also makes the battlefield feel alive and busy.

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            March 12, 2015 8:38 PM

            you win by farming the shit out of the bots. it was the funnest part. I got super good at just flying across the map on attrition and melting AI dudes.

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        March 12, 2015 4:15 PM

        No WAY you get rid of the NPC players. That's a really nice mechanic that I would personally like to see more of in online shooters.

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          March 13, 2015 5:11 AM

          Definitely. It makes the level feel more like a "real" battle instead of just 12 dudes shooting at each other. It's one of the best features, IMO, and something I want to see in more games for sure.

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        March 12, 2015 5:49 PM

        I think they already have a mode that only allows human players and no AI.

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      March 12, 2015 1:59 PM

      Yay! Hope this ones on steam!

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        March 12, 2015 2:37 PM

        haha, have you been following EA lately? That's next to impossible.

        If Origin prevents you from enjoying a game, then I think you need to lighten up. Not speaking to you directly, H2OAu, but Origin haters in general.

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          March 12, 2015 6:08 PM

          Titanfall died on PC because it wasn't on Steam. Sure, it's sales were good, but it needed the population and transparency of Steam to last.

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            March 12, 2015 9:19 PM

            That is the absolute last thing EA would admit to.

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          March 12, 2015 9:27 PM

          It doesnt, I have Origin, its fine. I just like Steam better for screenshots, friendslist etc. Heck I've got 40 hours or so in Titanfall. I'd just prefer Steam and I think it'd also keep player counts up. Still a man can dream!

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        March 12, 2015 7:30 PM

        I thought I read somewhere that Zampella said he regrets that the original wasn't on Steam and felt like it hurt their sales or the size of their sustained playerbase or something. Although I guess if EA are publishing again, he probably doesn't have a choice.

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      March 12, 2015 6:30 PM

      Awesome, hope it's not too far off.

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      March 12, 2015 10:25 PM

      Sweet. I play the OG at least twice a week.

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      March 13, 2015 8:40 AM

      On the new Source 2 engine? =P

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