Titanfall beta? "We're definitely thinking about it" says Respawn

Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella teases beta for upcoming Xbox and PC multiplayer shooter; new Ogre and Stryder titan classes revealed.

Tonight during the Spike VGA Awards, Respawn Entertainment addressed the possibility of a beta period for its upcoming Xbox and PC multiplayer shooter Titanfall.

"We're definitely thinking about it," cofounder Vince Zampella said during the awards show, noting that there is nothing to announce right now.

In addition, a new teaser phoneline tied to the fictional Hammond Robotics company--accessible at 1-888-88TITAN--specifically mentions an upcoming beta test. (Ed. Note. I have been informed on Twitter that if you call this number from Canada, you will be connected to an adult phone line).

Also during the segment, Zampella confirmed that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Titanfall will not feature any kind of Kinect integration.

Kinect "didn't fit the game," Zampella said.

What's more, Respawn announced two new titan classes for Titanfall tonight: Ogre and Stryder. The Ogre titan class is more heavily armored and is thus slow, while the Stryder class is described as having greater speed, acceleration, and agility than all other titans.

Once players unlock the Ogre, they will be able to use it whenever they want. So far, two titans are confirmed for Titanfall, though Zampella suggested that more may be announced later.

Addressing the current state of the game, Zampella said Titanfall is "content lock," meaning the game's content and features are finished. Respawn will spend the remaining time until launch on March 11, 2014 balancing and testing the game to ensure a smooth experience for players.

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minecraftgreek
minecraftgreek

It's good that they are giving themselves time to polish.  Just look at BF4.  Titanfall wants to make a good first impression and work well on day one.

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

 I'd like to check out the beta, if it happens that is... Not a fan of shooter (even less so multiplayer ones) I do like to check out the betas to see what's coming up. So far the most promising MP shooter, IMO, is Planetside 2... the learning curve can be a bit steep, but once there are a few people you regularly play with the game becomes infinitely better... being a tiny part of a major conflict, and being able to coordinate actions with friends, it's addictive as hell.

DMCx
DMCx

my pc is ready for this game I hope it will be good

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

Honestly rather disappointed at the complete lack of Kinect features.  With A.I. controlled friendly units and Titans running around, the notion of being able to command nearby A.I. soldiers to attack a specific target or tell your Titan to defend an area seems like a good use of the technology without being something you'd have to rely on.  Just seems like a bit of a missed opportunity to me.

Frosty192
Frosty192

A beta would be awesome. This game seems like it will be bad ass but it is also uber hyped. A beta would be lovely to see if this game will actually be awesome or not.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

Don't worry about a Beta, just make sure you have a demo.

vscott453
vscott453

titanfall....inspired by mech assault lone wolf.

arqe
arqe

I really glad they are not making any Single Player chapter. Dont want to run into skilless "Single Player" players in my games trying to learn how to play in Multiplayer games.

gamer6130
gamer6130

I will get for the 360 just doesn't seem worth $499.

ColdFirewmj
ColdFirewmj

I dont know why sony fans always refer to Planetside 2 ,that is different,Titafall looks like COD,Planetside has some similar to Battlefield,I have played it on PC,indeed I think it was worse than battlefield

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

I hope they do a beta, the sooner they do the sooner xbox one fanboys will realise they placed way too much faith on this game to justify their purchase of the xbox one. Plus its on pc as well, but we all know most console gamers hate keyboard and mouse (even though its been proven to be more precise, hence making you better at shooter games). I have played planetside 2 and imo you are not gonna get a better mmofps than planetside 2, it is an incredible game. I am looking forward for it to come to ps4 so I can play with my friends (who do not do pc gaming). I might check out titanfall when it comes out, but I doubt I will like it.

Remi2521
Remi2521

titanfalls is only on Xbox because it was the better system for FPS games last generation. the same reason a couple of big adventure and RPG games r on ps4. no reason to be upset just get what u like.

bernard978
bernard978

PC beta I'll try, but only if it's open and not for pre-orders.

However I have no intention on ordering it, as Respawn seem to be no better than the current Infinity Ward.

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

To those stupid ps4 and XBOne war fans (lol soo ridiculous) Stop whinging and being such a child(my xbox wun dis soo much beder dan da psfur goo go ga ga), go out and buy an XBOne & PS4. Get a PC too, and while your at it chuck in a Wii U.. There, no more wars.. "Oh u cant afford to do that little baby?" Then obviously you are not old enough to have a console and obviously you are childish and irresponsible

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This game will be great...for Xbox One.

WTA2k5
WTA2k5

For the love of god, anyone making a big multiplayer game has got to do a beta test. Gears of War 2's online mode was a travesty that didn't go go through a beta beforehand, all because Cliffy B didn't want to spoil things or some shit.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

It could be entertaining... although visually, its not impressive... another 720p title to come to Xone...

From what ive seen it looks like a ripoff of Killzone (weapons) and Planetside 2 (Mechs and chaos) Both exclusive to Sony ... (Planetside is on PC though)

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

Best part about this game.. Its not on PS4!! Ready for Titanfall. 

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

@ThePowerOfHAT I suspect that the reason may be more practical. I doubt that the devs are not aware of how games have already used the tech. But being a multiplayer shooter I think they're trying to keep the playing field even... if it had voice command integration via kinekt than PC players would make a horrible racket. It kind of happened before, Mass Effect 3 had voice command available on console, but not on PC... needless to say people weren't happy (and that's not even a competitive game).

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

@ColdFirewmj Planetside 2 allows some very complex graphic settings, an average system wouldn't be able to really max PS2 out. But the big difference is that PS2 is about HUGE conflict in a persistent (or is it semi-persistent) world. Unlike both COD and BF which are just a bunch of separate maps. You just can't compare battles of 2000 people to the comparatively tiny battles that COD and BF offer.

nicobott
nicobott

I didnt put buy a xbox one just for this game. I bought it for ghost, destiny, the division, battlefield 4, dead rising 3, the crew love how I can watch tv through my xbox and many more other reasons. I also own a pc and I hate fps on pc. And I played planetside 2. Thee worst game I have ever played.

haze0986
haze0986

@Aaronp2k m/kb doesnt make you better, it makes it easier. and it also isnt comfortable to have 4 buttons just to do a simple action like .....move

ColdFirewmj
ColdFirewmj

Trust me.Planetside 2 are worse than Battlefield,I have played on PC

arqe
arqe

@bernard978 i pre-ordered for 19€ or something like that , cant remember so no problem.

rhinemaiden
rhinemaiden

Ezmai_RauteZ I'd play wii games over pc games anyday honestly. whats on pc thats not on console honestly ? 
the pc gameing industry is dead in my opinion, who wants to spend 500+ on a card each year? just to keep up, and yeah people want the max physics out of a game if you are going to buy or be playing on it, im not a fanboy i play all consoles, but i mostly play ps4 and i play cause it has the games i have, so im pretty sure its the same for a fan of a xbox gamer, or pc gamer. i guess now days you can't enjoy something you like cause arrogant users like you are on critic sites like gamespot, correct? all in all sorry but the pc industry for games are dead. i enjoyed them much more unreal tournament was the last actual disc game i liked on pc, everyone is differen't.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@Ezmai_RauteZ Obviously your childish and irresponsible if you think everyone can go out and spend over $2000 on 4 machines that play mostly the same games. Its called being responsible with your money and budgeting it. The only people who don't have to do that are rich people and idiots like you who think they are better then everyone else.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

@WTA2k5 I pretty much agree.  Granted, I think one thing devs need to do is stop doing multiplayer betas such a short way out from release.  They need to start earlier, and preferably not have a release date set BEFORE they do the beta.  DICE's last two Battlefield games showed how well that tends to go; both BF3 and BF4 have been plagued with launch problems, and I feel like a lot of those could've been avoided if they'd really had some more time to work the kinks out during the beta test period.

nicobott
nicobott

Killzone and planetside 2 are one of the worse games out there. Thats why I didnt buy them with my ps4. And as far as I know the game is gana be in 1080 60fps. So shut the fuck up

thrombosis45
thrombosis45

@TheExxorcist Hey look, another PS4 fanboy consumed with jealousy, haven't seen one of those for at least half a second...


Buy X1 or a PC if you want to play TF and stop whining, and we all know you little turds want to or you wouldn't post  these pathetic comments.

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

best part about titanfall, its on pc, cannot wait to try it on my oculus rift
(sarcasm but at the same time, no I really mean it)

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Trust me... the best part about Killzone, Drive Club, Uncharted, Planetside 2, The Last of Us, Deep Down, God of War, The Order, Infamous, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo Final Fantasy, and many more... Is that they are not on Xbox... Also any multiplatform games will look better on PS4...

U mad???

19James89
19James89

Yeah the Wii had the best RPG's, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles.

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

My point is why are people being soo stupid saying ps4 is better than xbox one etc?

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

lol I dont think that at all.. I should of said in my comment that I was being sarcastic

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

ps4 is better than xbox and vice versa? Bit ridiculous dont you think?

sniperwol_basic
sniperwol_basic

@assassino117 @Ezmai_RauteZ There must be unlike button / link. So i could unlike.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

I sure hope you didnt purchase Planetside 2... as its not even out on PS4 yet and is free to play. Also, Killzone is actually a good game... it sure scored higher than Ryse did... and as far as visuals... i have yet to see a "Console" game defeat Killzone Shadows Fall. Battlefield comes close in some aspects... but not quite

haze0986
haze0986

@thrombosis45 @TheExxorcist not liking a game doesnt make you a fanboy, titanfall doesnt appeal to alot of people, because alot of people have already played it in some form or another, like ex said its just a bunch of games mashed together and thrown online

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Lol... its okay. Calm down. If you think im jelous of this game, you dont know me. It really doesnt look appealing at all. Just accept your Xone is inferior. I know it makes you mad. I said the game "Could be fun" ... but i clearly wasnt impressed. Maybe it comes with a plastic colorful gun for kinect:) you might really like it, you knever know.

nicobott
nicobott

The only good games you named was the last of us the rest are trash. If you care about what system has better graphics then youre gaming for the wrong reason. So put that ps4 up your ass.

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

@TheExxorcist MGS, Final F, are coming to xbox. Every other game you mentioned sucks except for Uncharted and Last of US. For those Ill buy a PS4. Only for those. 


masterjoker93
masterjoker93

@TheExxorcist it not about graphic it alway about the gameplay and MGS, FF are coming to X1 also so who care

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@TheExxorcist So true...i am just checking the versions of games on X1 and PS4...hmmmm...do i need to get closer to my screen,about 1cm,to see a difference?

haze0986
haze0986

@dhsk8sb @TheExxorcist saying a game sucks is pure opinion, those games have millions of fans so clearly they dont suck. xbot all the way i see

zachoon
zachoon

@dhsk8sb @TheExxorcist I'll disagree with you only because I think Gran Turismo is great. But in retrospect, we still should wait at least year to discuss exclusive on next gen.