Respawn's Titanfall launching spring 2014

[UPDATE] Electronic Arts confirms new game from Call of Duty creators launching next year on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

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[UPDATE] Today during Microsoft's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft confirmed Titanfall will launch only on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One in spring 2014. Respawn Entertainment is making the Xbox One version, while an unspecified external studio is handling the Xbox 360 iteration.

The original story follows below

The first game from Respawn Entertainment--the studio founded by Call of Duty co-creators Vince Zampella and Jason West--is called Titanfall and is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in spring 2014. That's according to the latest issue of Game Informer, obtained by a NeoGAF user.

"After a bitter split with Activision and Call of Duty, Respawn debuts its bold vision for next-gen multiplayer," the magazine's cover reads.

Respawn Entertainment trademarked the name Titanfall in April 2013.

The magazine contains numerous details concerning Titanfall, the first of which is that the project was originally targeted for current-generation systems. After realizing its ambitions were too grand for existing technology, Respawn looked into shifting to next-generation kits.

As was previously rumored, Titanfall will apparently be a first-person shooter that combines mechs (called Titans) and ground combat through player characters called Pilots. The game is supposedly being built on the Source engine and will run at 60 frames per second.

The Xbox 360 version is supposedly being developed by an external studio, though this outfit was not named.

The game will also reportedly use Microsoft's cloud technology for dedicated servers, physics, and artificial intelligence. According to the magazine, Titanfall is aiming for a vibe similar to films like District 9 or Blade Runner.

Respawn Entertainment was not immediately available to comment on the leak. The developer has previously teased that it will reveal its new project during next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Zampella hinted on Twitter yesterday that the new game will be shown during Electronic Arts' E3 2013 briefing on Monday, June 10. EA is publishing the studio's game through its EA Partners program.

"Some of the guys are working on a little surprise for the EA press conference on Monday," he said.

Discussion

288 comments
ddlcpc
ddlcpc

I don't understand what make's it exclusive or even time exclusive stated when its on PC platform...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Genre: Puzzle? This puzzles me.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

i really hope that the xbox 360 version won't be butchered like hell. The next gen version looks really awesome. I wish one day EA would release it on PS4.

bmart970
bmart970

I actually think this looks really cool. I'm super happy it and Destiny are coming to the 360 cause I don't know if I'm gonna buy next gen.

3k3
3k3

glad its coming to the 360, I can get a ps4 and still play Titanfall.

adam1808
adam1808

Not enough to get me to pick up the X1. I've had my fill of shooters over the past 8 years. Show me something with a bit more personality.

metalkid9
metalkid9

Knowing EA, highly doubt it's gonna stay exclusive for too long. 

Psychokillaz
Psychokillaz

Microsoft has a 1 year deal with this dev so PS4 will not get it until after that

firedrakes
firedrakes

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf did the same thing but very limited due to hardware in 2k4

Nexrad
Nexrad

looks SICK cant wait

Syphon_Filter2
Syphon_Filter2

Who cares  about your ugly game? Later on you will release on PS3 and PS4 like little dog running saying AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH PLEASE COME GET ME!

Jebril
Jebril

It looks like a cool game if it uses Origin on PC I won't get it though unfortunately. :(

Double-Ego
Double-Ego

This is only a timed exclusive? Since there is no mention of it being an actual exclusive.

toecutter00
toecutter00

So Respawns' first game is Earth Defence Force?

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

looks good but this will get pushed back to either summer or Fall 2014

ojugyujxsygrh
ojugyujxsygrh

i still dont get this? The top mentions pc, then it says "only on xbox on and 360"

So which is it ffs?

Fursnake
Fursnake

I really love how they keep mentioning things running at "60 fps" as if it is some significant achievement and we need to be reassured that next gen stuff won't run at past gen frame rates.

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

Wasnt this ment to be an xbox exclusive?

foxrock66
foxrock66

There are some hardcore Xbots in this thread. I'm really enjoying myself.

LordSadic
LordSadic

Its a relieve itsn't Xbone exclusive and also coming to PC, but with one minor fault, Origin exclusive. I guess nowadays it's just about picking the lesser wrong. :(

blackothh
blackothh

SO microsoft, ea, and previous activision cronies all working together for a multiplayer shooter. how good can it be?

wolf-luna
wolf-luna

i dig been wanten a bigass robot game 

buccomatic
buccomatic

mgs5 and titanfall is all they have that is good.


dead rising 3 was good until that guy said "smartglass"


epic fail...

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@ojugyujxsygrh exclusive to Xbox One and 360 console-wise but it will be coming to PC which will probably be happening more next gen since the new consoles are much closer to PC's than older consoles.

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

@blackothh Its going to be great...

No day one DLC...

No Microtransactions

No Lag

No day one patches

Full 25 hour + Single player

Game of the Year in my mind.


LordSadic
LordSadic

@blackothh Microsoft doesn't have a hand in this, EA funded the project, and the people working on it, are the ones that left IW AKA Respawn.

blackothh
blackothh

@minfreah5005 if it is it will probably require origin and maybe gfwl. and either one alone would make me avoid it. not to mention just having ea label on it.

rision82
rision82

@minfreah5005 

If its EA, i'm guessing its going to require Origin, which will turn off alot of PC gamers just cuz they hate Origin

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

@minfreah5005 for only a short time as this whole can't be done without the cloud smokescreen clears up it's will be on everything to recoup the money spent on a game that doesn't need a freaking cloud server that can't do more than details far into the horizon in the game. Cloud computing, what a bunch of crap and hold smoke promises for something that isn't viable with our current internet speeds, latency is a biatch just playing multiplayer but someone wants to feed me bullshit about cloud computing for a video game playing locally and cloud sourcing far off horizon details that I wouldn't notice to begin with? FPS shooters can't rely on cloud computing for a damn thing!

Heales
Heales

@buccomatic Only fail here is your complete lack of understanding that Smartglass is optinal. But for those ignorants i guess the concept of the word "optional" is simply too difficult to understand.

flyingdutchdog2
flyingdutchdog2

@buccomatic How cliché "epic fail" ... did you think that one up all by yourself? Or did a bunch of your Sony or PC fanboys knock heads to come up with that morsel of genius. Man, I would just once like to read rational and responsible comments on these sites. All I get is the likes of you with your "epic fail." You sir are an epic fail in this human race for being so low on the evolutionary scale. Dismissed!!!!

Acardorin
Acardorin

@buccomatic 

Smartglass is a fun idea, it could make inventory management a whole lot easier. I've always hated inventory management on console.

Everybody and their grandma (literally) owns a smartphone or tablet device now.

foxrock66
foxrock66

@buccomatic They don't "have" MGSV if you want to be technical, as it's multi plat

Psychokillaz
Psychokillaz

@huerito323 I know after the year of exclusivity runs out m$ has they port the PC version to the PS4

blackothh
blackothh

@LordSadic @blackothh the cloud is not a microsoft thing? last i checked it was. and infinity ward is owned by activision so this is like the tri-force of fail

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@blackothh @minfreah5005 So just because it has EA on the box you won't touch it? Even though it's only through their partners program which basically means the only thing EA has to do with this game is it is in charge of marketing the game. So did you also pass on Left 4 Dead, Portal 2, Brutal Legend, Bulletstorm, Deathspank etc... because all of those where also under the EA partners program and some of the best games this gen.

foxrock66
foxrock66

@flyingdutchdog2 @buccomatic Because your asinine douchebaggery is so very "rational and responsible", isn't it? Calm yourself. We get it. You love Microsoft and whatever they release whether it's good or not. That's fine. Like what you like. But no one else is required to. If he feels the conference was fail, then he's perfectly entitled to that opinion. Microsoft didn't deliver for me, either, and frankly I don't expect Sony will either. But I'm not hunting down differing opinions and attempting to make them feel like shite for thinking Microsoft is something other than godly. Get over it.

ceromaster
ceromaster

@blackothh @LordSadic 

Sheep? Some can say the same thing about pple who bought an unnamed, glorified Dead Rising clone that came out days ago...

blackothh
blackothh

@LordSadic @blackothh those ones that sued activision are also the ones that created modern warfare and that alone says that i have no confidance in them because modern warfare is such an overhype its not even funny.

Dont get me wrong, I am a fan of gaming, but either im getting too old, or people are becoming way too blind to reality and the industry giants like EA Activision Microsoft and Ubisoft really figured out how to candy coat dog turd and pass it off as "revolutionary" I have not bought many "mainstream" products in years and ive been a happier gamer for it. But its also opened my eyes to how bad it is for the sheep.

LordSadic
LordSadic

@blackothh @LordSadic It's coming to the pc, and the ones that opened Respawn Studios were also the ones that sued Activision, so i don't know how do they relate to each other.

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

@Heales @SavageEvil @minfreah5005 Your ignorance speaks for itself as latency is the key word in online gaming, whilst you need to keep latency down while funneling all that data through your home network then onto the net then through servers which then sends information back through net, through your network to your system then to your screen. You'll figure it out, adding more stuff to pass on to the net to the cloud is malarky and won't work well with fast moving games that require precision and lowest latency as possible. You keep hoping for the cloud to miraculously break physics for Xbox One ok!