New Titanfall modes won't be locked behind a paygate

Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella says new game modes will be available free to all; DLC packs will be sold individually for $10.

The previously confirmed new modes for Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer shooter Titanfall will not be locked behind a paygate, cofounder Vince Zampella said on Twitter. These modes will be release for free to all players, instead of being bundled with the game's DLC.

"DLC is in the works, not quite done yet though," Zampella said. "Modes we release will be free to all, not part of DLC."

Titanfall's $25 DLC pass includes access to three expansion packs. Standalone expansions will sell for $10 each, Zampella revealed, meaning you'll pay a $5 premium if you buy them individually. There's no word yet on when the first expansion will launch.

Finally, Zampella also said on Twitter that private matches are coming "soon" to Titanfall and that players can expect double XP weekends sometime in the future.

Titanfall launched March 11 for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version was recently delayed and is now expected to arrive on April 8. Beyond that, we heard last week at GDC that Electronic Arts had secured the rights to publish Titanfall 2, which might not be exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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madgame23
madgame23

Wow some good news in a sea of crap.  This game has some of the worst hit detection and hosting since COD.  When Titanfall was decided to be hosted on the Microsoft Cloud servers that ruined the game.  Ill still play, since I paid for this, but wont be buying the expansions.  I've already passed my judgment on the game with my review and have had several tag matches with fanboys about the quality of the game.  Heres hoping that we get servers in the sequel!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Alright then you creative bunch, how are we going to turn this tasty bit of news into sour grapes?

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Titfanfall = Titanfall 2 beta....


Still fun game...but definitely room for improvement. Glad Respawn is trying (or at least appearing) to stay clear from typical Microsoft AND EA business practices.

Gen007
Gen007

Good because fracturing the online community in an MP only game would be bad to say the least.

Cerulean7
Cerulean7

The first people ever that paid for DLC doomed us all.


Even though they may not see the logic, Respawn really needs to add Free-For-All mode to Titanfall. Why, you may ask? Cause it's an additional option for fun gameplay.


I'm still waiting on the 360 version. Hey, Microsoft. Your sales tactics have had the opposite effect on me. The bs 360 delays have actually made me even less interested in buying your glitchy, non-backwards compatible Xbox One. "Xbox.Take my money. Xbox. Tell me lies."

sweet_jcs
sweet_jcs

Do the matches feel really short to anyone else?

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

"New Titanfall modes won't be locked behind a paygate"
its more of a wall than a gate.

walls are better at segmenting than gates are.

Allurez
Allurez

LOL... more lies? I bet that next week Zampella will come out saying that players will have to buy these new game modes. Just like they did to premium. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Dear Microsoft, please buy the IP and make this franchise an Xbox One exclusive.

Signed, a smart person.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Would also like S and D to be put back in considering this IS call of duty. TDM express, also, maybe even free for all. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

That's great, now, please balance the fucking INSANELY OP shotgun and SMGs.

byyys
byyys

Drop Pod 1: Spring 2014 (€ 9,99)
Experience more advanced multiplayer action with the first content pack for Titanfall.

Drop Pod 2: Summer 2014 (€ 9,99)
Experience more advanced multiplayer action with the 2nd content pack for Titanfall.

Drop Pod 3: Fall 2014 (€ 9,99)
Experience more advanced multiplayer action with the 3rd content pack for Titanfall.

better to just buy PC season pass for 22EUR!  https://www.g2a.com/r/titanfallseasonpass


Its 25EUR on the Origin store.. 

https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/buy/titanfall/pc-download/addon/titanfall-season-pass-ANW.html

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

just keep your XBL account active and if you brought the pass....

everything else is free

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

What is this "free" you speak of?  How much does it cost?

adub424
adub424

First they make a fantastic game and then they add to it for free. We should all encourage this kind of behavior and thank Respawn, EA, and Microsoft. This is the kind of thing we should share with others, big companies doing right by consumers. I am so glad I gave them my money they keep proving they disserve it.

wallacom
wallacom

@g0ldenpr0pet  maybe the improvement will come in a DLC. Plus game modes for free, while BF4 is all premium.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@sweet_jcs  They felt like that at first. I haven't played it since the latest patch, but I believe they increased the winning score to make the matches longer. I have yet to try it though (PvZ & Infamous are taking all my time at the moment.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@sweet_jcs

 I only played the Beta...and yes...they felt very short. Mounting a comeback in Hardpoint never happened if I recall.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@Allurez  Respawn is not the only one behind TF decisions, Microsoft and EA have a say as well. Respawn appears to be more consumer-friendly however....and they should be since they are a startup.

blackace
blackace

@Sevenizz That would be nice, but since EA owns Respawn and the rights to the game, that probably won't happen. What M$ might end up doing is paying for a timed exclusive for Titanfall 2. Have it launch on XBox 360/XB1 only for 2-3 months and then it'll get released on other platforms after that. People need to remember that 1. EA LOVES MONEY. 2. Microsoft has BILLIONS IN CASH.

bobloblaw17
bobloblaw17

@Sevenizz Why do you care?  Does someone else being able to play the game make you enjoy it less?  Also, a "smart person" would understand that the more platforms it is released on the more money there is to be made.  Microsoft only cared bout the first one being an exclusive to help sell their system anyway, by the time the second Titanfall comes out, they probably feel they will have enough other exclusives to keep them competitive.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@byyys  You do realize all the prices you just posted are bullshit. Show me a screen where it actually equates the dollar price to the euro price.

quakke
quakke

@byyys  

Better not buy any seasonpass at all, or you'll be just supporting this DLC concept etc..

My Titanfall "total spent" ends with the sum of 35€ i spent on the actual game on sale. Now i'm certain that i will never ever touch it again. I didn't even want to reinstall Origin in the first place..

quakke
quakke

@PixelAddict  

It's an illusion/mirage, it really only wants you to bend over and put your pants down, so it can start utilizing..

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@adub424  Fck MSFT and EA.....why on earth are you thanking them? They are one of the greediest companies on the planet. You already forget you pay for an XBone $25 audio adapter? $25 XBone controller battery? Can't use Netflix without an XBL subscription? What the hell is wrong with you?


Anything remotely being consumer-friendly...thank Respawn. 

quakke
quakke

@adub424

You are honestly another fool.

This kinda stuff or getting things for free, used to be norm. Unreal Tournament, Quake 3.. two biggest Arena Shooters ever, and they offered levels for free from the developers, modding support so that you got levels from the gamers right next to you, ability to tweak the game.. Titanfall will sell DLC for $10 each. That all used to be free. This is nothing of what should be supported. Go look at Rise of the Triad which released in 2013 summer. ROTT is still getting DLC that is completely FREE. You paid 15€ for ROTT and every update and DLC that has came since, was FREE just like it was with UT and Q3.

bloodraven951
bloodraven951

@bobloblaw17 @Sevenizz  I only want it to be exclusive so that I can hear all the whining and butthurt....but I don't really care as I don't have a dog in this fight...

byyys
byyys

@grenadehhI'm in EURO so that's the prices i see, if u want it cheap in dollars buy from Origin Mexico store.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@quakke @adub424

There's no history with today's gamers.

They have no clue what the price of admission use to be worth. UT2004 ECE pack was best example of a developers thanking customers for buying their product.

adub424
adub424

@quakke @adub424 My point was that this type of behavior should be encouraged. It seems to me that you believe that you are entitled to the content. This is new content made by the game's developer and at the same time they are working to stop cheaters. Both of the games you mentioned were plagued with hackers, sure if you wanted you could hunt down a server that stopped them but that cost you your time. I wholeheartedly support big name companies taking time to enhance their products after I have purchased them. Go around thinking the world owes you something however, and end up angry and disappointed.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@quakke Funny you mention UT. I've played quite a bit of Titanfall, and it reminds me a LOT of UT.

adub424
adub424

@digitaldeaddog @adub424 So I take it you don't want companies to give you content for free. No wonder people don't take gamers seriously they hate for the sake of hate.

byyys
byyys

@quakke @blackace you dont need to launch origin to play titanfall. same as BF4 !!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@digitaldeaddog I'm a big fan of updates to tweak/fix things, so I'm glad to see they are doing this. I'm not applauding, just glad.

digitaldeaddog
digitaldeaddog

@PixelAddict @digitaldeaddog@quakkeTrue. But you can't act like they are giving you everything for free. These are more like patches or updates than free content. It's an incomplete game and I respect Respawn for acknowledging that, because, more than likely, it's EA's fault. They were responsible for the BF4 fiasco, after all.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@digitaldeaddog @quakke  I think there's room for a middle ground.

I like the game, but I am realistic to know that nothing is free anymore.

Free DLC ended when Criterion offered up Paradise Island. Crit was the last company I saw that offered up free (non-mod) content. Sadly.

digitaldeaddog
digitaldeaddog

@PixelAddict @quakkeThat seems to be the trend. It's either that or pucker your lips on someones arse like adub424 over there. Sh*ts and giggles baby, yeaah.

quakke
quakke

@adub424 @quakke 

Quake and UT certainly weren't plagued by hackers as you say. There were maybe 1 hacker per every 10th match or something. Probably even way less.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@quakke I like that Titanfall is at least faster than others out there. So it's not keeping with the slow movement trend.

I'd be interested to see an even faster mode. Even faster pilot movement, quicker boosts in titans. Would be fun.

quakke
quakke

@PixelAddict @quakke  

"pilots move faster than any other FPS out there right now"

See, that's the problem. They might move slighltly faster than in most FPS of today. But games from the past have 100 times more faster movement than Titanfall can ever imagine. Quake 3 practically has no maximum speed. You can build up your speed as long as you're just able to not hit walls.


I expect Cliff's new Arena Shooter to turn things upside down, since he has expressed genuine dislike for slowpaced dumbed down games.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@quakke Yeah, except for the fact that pilots move faster than any other FPS out there right now. Especially when wall-running.

quakke
quakke

@PixelAddict @quakke 

Except for the fact that pilots instadie and move slowly. Titans remind of UT/Q3 because they have an actual healthbar so they don't instadie. Titans also don't need to do any dumb aiming. But that's not enough to make it a good game.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

This was already announced long ago that additional modes were not part of the DLC. This story exists as filler.