Titanfall might get a DLC season pass, pilot-only mode could come after launch

Respawn says original statement about season pass was an error; "We'll see what happens after launch," community manager says about pilots vs. pilots mode.

Tonight during a special Microsoft Store event in Connecticut, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment explained that the upcoming game could get a DLC season pass and teased that a pilot-only mode may come sometime after launch.

Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe said cofounder Vince Zampella's tweet this week about the game not having a season pass was a mistake. She clarified tonight that the game won't have an online pass, but said the company has nothing to announce--at least right now--regarding a season pass. Electronic Arts did away with online passes last year.

A tweet from the official Titanfall Twitter account apologizes for the confusion.

The season pass would presumably include access to various Titanfall DLC packs at a discounted rate compared to buying them individually. Though Respawn has yet to announce firm plans for post-release support for Titanfall, the developer said previously that DLC for the game was in the planning stages. Titanfall is a major multiplayer shooter, so significant add-on content should be expected.

Also during the special event tonight at the Westfarms Mall in West Hartford, Conn. Heppe said though a pilot-only multiplayer mode for Titanfall won't be available at release, "we'll see what happens after launch." The chief intrigue of Titanfall is its pilots vs. mechs gameplay, so a pilots-only mode would be a surprise.

Titanfall launches March 11 for Xbox One and PC, with an Xbox 360 version--developed externally at Bluepoint Games--to follow on March 25. Microsoft is throwing a huge party in Texas to mark the game's release.

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kimy22
kimy22

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gracek90

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grenadehh
grenadehh

Of course it will have a season pass. It's EA. It's against company policy to release a game without a season pass.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

EA or not I want this game and I would have no issue buying a season pass for it. March 11 can not come fast enough. Pilot vs Pilot? Why not but its not something that I will play but others might enjoy it so throw it in there Respawn.

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

DLC is in planning now? Game went gold a little while ago, so that's ok. I just never again want to see DLC that's DONE before the game is released. And then be charged for it. 

Bowser05
Bowser05

EA...please don't screw this up! Titanfall has the potential to be something so special...PLEASE don't screw this up.

gajbutler
gajbutler

Why did they have to partner up with EA? Shoulda just run a Kickstarter.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

game ain't even out yet and it already has DLC 


i feel sad for the cattle who will purchse this obviously rigged (pay2win like in battlefield's "shortcut packs") 

piece of junk game 


enjoy your medicore game 

Pupchu
Pupchu

O'course... It wouldnt be a EA game without a DLC season pass.

Detroit_Gangsta
Detroit_Gangsta

WHY IM NOT IMPRESSED AT TITAN FALL!! (not a fan boy i own both systems)

Titanfall is a fail in my book because its pretty much a NEXT GEN MULTIPLAYER game... with very limited mutiplayer... 6 vs 6??? (WHAT HARDCORE GAMER WANTS TO SHOOT BOTS ALL MATCH!!?!?!?)

Also, whats the point of implementing wall running if you know everyone will just stand at higher ground majority of the match!?!?

It would be better if there were no rooftops... just gates that ppl can run on...

HONESTY?!?! You guys couldnt think of anything more creative than a dropkick melee?!?! The pilots wear jet packs for christ sake!!! why not atornado DDT or Face to Wall smash!! SOMETHING!?

why does the titan only punch once every 2 seconds when the analog is being clicked in?? we should be able to throw more than one punch at a time!!! (get out of that COD melee crap..)

I only salute TitanFall for SOMEWHAT reinventing the wheel...

McGregor
McGregor

Had a blast with the beta. Pilot only mode would be fun, but I wouldn't miss it if they left it out.

dussan2
dussan2

Iplayed the beta on my PC.  It was epic.  But the pilot only mode strikes me as them listening to the vocal minority.  First question they always asked was "is there a pilot only map?"  


And when they are told they don't have to sue a titan they, bitched about players getting in them and using them.  


And the season pass thing, Respawn and Vince talk a lot shit about "This is open and we won't do what Call Of Duty does" but in the end they are sucking on EA and Microsofts scrotums.  Its a forgone conclusion that both companies will do everything in their power to maximize the profits they can milk out this game.  


This is THE ONLY thing coming out for the Xbox One that anyone is even remotely hyped for. 

kidkadaj
kidkadaj

I was interested in Titanfall at first but the more I discover about it, it just seems like another CoD with (now optional) mechas.

maxpowr3
maxpowr3

Ah, now Titanfall is a real MMO: online-only with a subscription fee. Let's see how many FPS players will stick around to enjoy that.

blackothh
blackothh

Pilot only mode.............?            I thought the game was called Titanfall..............        

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

Wow I juste read that Titanfall does not have a single player campaign. I pre-ordered it last week for the PC but lack of SP is odd. I would love campaign even if it would be 4 hours long. Fortunetly I did not overpay for my pre-order ( I got the game for 25 pounds). Should I cancel pre-order now, how can you charge full price for the mp only. I am torn between cancelling pre-order and giving this game a chance.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

EA crack the whip. This is why I wont be buying it. EA staff are probably onsite seeing how much they can strip out of the game to sell as DLC.

stackomcmuffin
stackomcmuffin

I will never in my entire life understand the hype behind this game. It's not original, it's not that fun, and it's just a very generic shooter that happens to have mediocre Mech gameplay. 

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

A pilot only mode, why? just why?

I enjoyed the beta on my PC but not enough to pay $60 for a MP only game that is only 6 vs 6 and will be worthless when servers shut down, and the mechs are the best part, Last Titan Standing was my favorite mode, a pilot only mode will just basically be COD with wall running.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

LOL at the use of the word "might"

Come on, don't kid yourself, this is EA.

IncisionX
IncisionX

@daikkenaurora12  Disagree, it takes up precious development time and provides nothing to the core experience.. COD etc whilst some people play it for the SP they typically buy it for the MP. I'd rather they focused every drop of research and development time in to perfecting MP ^^

trugs26
trugs26

@Ghosthunter54  I don't see anything wrong with that in principle. I do agree if the content is truly devalued due to missing content, of which they sell to you later. 

seanwil545
seanwil545

@Pupchu  

So what's the total cost for this game going to be...$110?

$60 for the game and maybe $50 for the Season Pass. The community is going to become fragmented when people decide to not buy the DLC...they can keep it.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Detroit_Gangsta  What hardcore gamer actually refers to themselves as a hardcore gamer or would make this comment? Oh right, none.

Derbefrier
Derbefrier

@Detroit_Gangsta  spoken like someone who hasnt played it. Also Counter Strike one of the most competitive FPS's out there is a standard 6 vs 6 match. Smaller number put a greater emphasis on teamwork. look at BF4 there hardly ever any team work there mostly just people doing thier own thing. I found in the Titanfall beta teamwork happened a lot more naturally than it does in more recent shooters with larger player numbers

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@Detroit_Gangsta  I hardly see everyone being on the rooftops all the time. I saw more people standing on the streets (being very easy targets out in the open :D) than hanging on the rooftops.

I think if you keep moving, changing your level of elevation, you are gonna be a harder target all the while making it easier to gain advantage to someone who stays on one level.

Praeceps86UK
Praeceps86UK

@kidkadaj  Really.. is every FPS shooter going to be a CoD clone? Medal of Honor was before CoD, shouldn't Call of Duty be a MoH clone? Don't be so close-minded.

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@blackothh  Yeah, it's the loud minority thing all over again; the few that are angry at Respawn for not including a pilot-only mode (because "it's the only way for truly competitive play" among other reasons) are all over their forums voicing their disapproval.

All the while those that don't mind the bots and/or titans being in all game modes don't have a reason to shout, so it looks like the idiots who whine about the one game designed for a lot of AI and huge mechs always being in the game are a bigger part of their potential buyer pool than they really are

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Karmazyn  I take it you've never played a video game before.


BF1942 - full price, no campaign

BF Vietnam - full price, no campaign

BF 2 - full price, no campaign

BF 2142 - full price, no campaign

BF 1943 - 15 bucks, no campaign

Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 - full price, no campaigns


Plenty of other games with no campaign and MP only, free to play or not.


Okay clearly from your above comment you're either trolling or the most ignorant FPS player in the universe. You win. BF3 and 4 were two of the worst shooters ever made but you like them...I can't argue with that fantasy land logic.

MBirdy88
MBirdy88

@Karmazyn  jesus christ this kind of logic is pathetic. there were pleanty of MP-only shooters prior to friggin CoD... most of you kids have only played that or something?


Battlefield 2 had no SP... yet was highly rated and sold millions. BF3/BF4 are both worse games for their time and as no suprise wasted resources on CRAP single player linear corridor michael bay fests.


Should we stop buying all SP games because they don't have MP? pathetic logic.

blackothh
blackothh

@Karmazyn your better off not pre ordering, make the decision to get into the game after its out in full public view

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

@collingtonuk   Microtransactions will pop-up and then go away.  EA will issue a bullshit statement while counting their money.

bobbetybob
bobbetybob

@stackomcmuffin  In your opinion. In my opinion it's one of the freshest multiplayer games I've played in a while because guess what, we all like different things.

xcollector
xcollector

@stackomcmuffin The xbox one crowd is desperately trying to justify their $500 purchase. So they hope this will make it all worth it.

Zironn1
Zironn1

@stackomcmuffin If you don't like this game then you must not like Halo? Cause it is awesome for that group of people.

tommynj
tommynj

@stackomcmuffin  That is your opinion that millions do not share.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@mkeezay22  

I was thinking the same thing about the servers. That's certainly years off, but is inevitable. People are still playing UT2004 and that game was released 10 years ago.

Mario Kart servers are going down as well, but at least kiddies will still be able to play offline.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

@Derbefrier @Detroit_Gangsta  Team work in BF4...yeah right, unless you see a team with nothing but clan tags next to their names Team work is almost non-existent in BF4...but Titanfall had some teamwork as in the beta it seemed people were quickly on to use the built in Voice Comm system in Titanfall(played the PC beta), whereas BF does have that built in, but no one ever uses it.

Stay on the rooftops as much as you want and think is ok to do, you will be quickly picked off by a sniper, assault rifle long distance head shot, or a Titan blasting you in the face and laughing at the thought you think you can just camp in 1 spot in Titanfall...sure, try camping...but it's so fast paced your camping point won't last very long. On top of the POINT OF WALL RUNNING if people are just camping rooftops is wall running make it very easy to sneak up quickly on a camper and then melee kick to the back of his dome. 


Wall running is awesome,and i would love to see some crazy maps designed around the idea of wall running and fragging on the go while wall running from wall to wall all over the map. From the beta, because of building design, it seems you could only wall run so far before you had to go to a roof, the streets or get inside a building, but it would be cool to see something designed around wall run marathon map where the best way to win is via wall running and shooting on the move, would be some interesting game play, but the game isn't out yet, so who knows what the final product has in store for us eagerly awaiting it launch.


Maybe a map editor tool? I don't recall hearing about any map editor type tools, but i could be wrong, but players making custom maps would be BAD ASS! Could even create new game types from that...like maybe some kind of Mirror's Edge like mod as an example.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

@grenadehh Yeah you listed all the "old" Battlefield games which I have not played and not intend to play as they do not have SP. That is why they never intrested me in the slightest.

BF Vietnam was a stand alone DLC to Battlefield Bad company which had a SP campaign and which I played.

BF 3 & BF 4 are not the worst shooters every made, it is a matter of opionion. By saying that you might be percevied as troll. I do not care.

You do not like BF 3 and BF 4 do not play those games. They are great and I know that it is trendy not to like everyhthing which is distributed by EA but tankx to this hate you are missing like I missed by my lack of intrest in FPS without SP campaign.

Life everyone is different.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

@MBirdy88 @Karmazyn this logic is well, logical. The game you gave in your example were not as popoular as FPSs with single player campaign because those games did not feel like a complete package.

There is nothing wrong with MP only game. If you like this part of the game and do not care about SP fine. I on the other hand like SP, even if it is a linear michale bay feast. FPS games do feel incomplete without MP.


This logic cannot be applied to SP games as those give you loads of entertainment for your buck. Like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Did it have MP, not, did it stop me from walking it through multiple times no.


Did Cod have SP, yes it had, did it have MP, yes it did. I enjoyed it for its MP and SP.


Battlefield 2 never intrested me due to the lack of SP. I might have missed one one of the most revolutionary MP games but it just did not attract my attention as it was MP only game.


BTW BF3 SP was awesome and MP is super smashing great. BF 4 SP was dull but MP is super smashing great (maps could be bigger though)

kariyanine
kariyanine

@xcollector @stackomcmuffin  I justified my purchase with 30 hours spent playing Forza 5 and 20 hours in Dead Rising 3. I'm still trying to justify my purchase of my PS4, let alone the time I spent slogging through Killzone and Knack.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@Derbefrier @Zironn1@stackomcmuffin 

I'd have to strongly disagree with that.

I played Q3A, Unreal, UT99, UT2003 and UT2004 (<-for years) and Titanfall has very few similarities...so far.

Weapons, vehicles, game modes of UT2004 has been thus far, unmatched by Titanfall. I'll wait and see what the final release looks like, but I'm not holding my breath.

I played the Titanfall Beta on PC BTW.