Titanfall: No microtransactions

Respawn also says that it doesn't know yet if a season pass will be offered.

Respawn Entertainment's new online-focused multiplayer shooter Titanfall will not feature any microtransactions to speak of, the developer has confirmed on Twitter.

"No microtransactions," the studio said.

In passing over microtransactions, the multiplayer-only shooter bucks a popular trend in the console gaming world. Many high-profile games--including Forza 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Gran Turismo 6--allow players to spend real-world money for in-game items.

Respawn also addressed the possibility of a downloadable content season pass for Titanfall, saying, "I don't have any news on a season pass." This makes sense, as neither Respawn nor publisher Electronic Arts have announced any kind of DLC for the game yet.

Finally, Respawn confirmed that the Titanfall alpha test has come to a close and made clear that if the studio decides to offer an open beta, "We'll be sure to let everyone know." Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella said previously that the studio was "definitely" thinking about a beta.

Titanfall launches on March 11, 2014 exclusively for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. The game is never coming to PlayStation or Nintendo platforms, but sequels could. Earlier this month, Respawn addressed criticism about the game's 6v6 player cap and revealed a $65 Xbox One Titanfall-theme controller.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

248 comments
Ryan Wilhelm
Ryan Wilhelm

i saw the beta videos and I think it will be a decent game but not much different than cod. No campaign and 6 v 6 is the thing that bugs me about. But i have a ps4 so its not really a game im looking forward to. Lol ill get it at a reduced price on pc

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Put this quote on your box, Respawn: "A game not made by scumbags!"

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Sad state of the industry when not having microtransactions is news now :(

TalesOfGod
TalesOfGod

Will believe it when I see it out with no microtransactions.

I hope they know that this includes DLC as well. -_-

kage_53
kage_53

I'll believe it when I see it. It's published by EA.

DomZeal
DomZeal

Can't wait for day1 multiplayer hack. I love PC gaming hahaha.

DomZeal
DomZeal

Doesn't mean there is no map DLC.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Can't wait for this game. I think this game will be a game changer.

Del Scoville
Del Scoville

wow this means the game will be completed before it's released.

Lucas Golin
Lucas Golin

Microtransactions are not bad when its done right like in TF2, Dota 2 and Rift.

lost2bfound
lost2bfound

Microtransactions are out of control. How about when I buy a game for $60.00 you just include the WHOLE GAME!! Heck ill even pay $70 if you include all future DL content.  Just stop.. its seriously a slap in the face to gamers when its already not cheap to game...

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Hmm let's see instead of bashing the game before it's even out why not try it instead?

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

You had me there for a minute, you almost had me.

David Chang
David Chang

Well, though I don't find Titanfall that interesting, its nice that the devs decided against it... but its also sad that this news even exists, that we're actually happy at the stated fact of no microtransactions instead of no microtransactions in a bought game being a normal thing....

gamer112696
gamer112696

I don't really get why people think this game looks like COD. If anything it reminds me more of Mech Assault or Mech Warrior. I've never seen any robots or jet packs in COD. And just because a game is a first person shooter, doesn't mean it is Call of Duty. To say that Titanfall looks like Call of Duty, is the same to say that Dark Souls looks like Ryse because they both have swords.

quakke
quakke

I'm gonna laugh so hard at the people who buy this, because at the end of the day they are gonna have the same quality product as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield4. Shovelware.


There is absolutely no reason for this to be good because EA are the publisher and ex-Call of Duty are the developer. Both who like to use the thing called "churning out same stuff". EA with their shitty modern Need For Speeds and Infinity Ward/Respawn with their shitty Call of Duties 1-10.

Matt Richards
Matt Richards

I didn't say i knew everything about it did i, Why you trolling and defending something YOU clearly know nothing about, did you watch the video and judge it for yourself?, because it seems like you didn't and would rather just troll this thread instead, go and watch it and you might find that you actually agree with me and countless others, or dont and just buy the game and find out that way, either way i couldn't care less, just trying to help!

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

So you watched someone play the game, and now you think you know everything there is to know about it. Brilliant.

John Puffpaff
John Puffpaff

The game at early stages have switches to turn off certain parts to see how other parts of the game are doing or to work on them Matt

Caanimal
Caanimal

I seem to remember Respawn saying the game wasn't going to be "exclusive" to anyone also, so forgive me if I don't believe this off the bat.  I'll wait for EA, the same company KNOWN for jumping on ANY money making opportunity that comes up, to confirm they aren't going to put in and micro-transactions.  Honestly I DO hope there are no micro-transactions and this is the start of other companies moving away from such BS.  I'm REALLY starting to hate spending $60+(I tend to pick up CEs, I like the extra little physical bits and pieces) on a game just to have to turn around and spend just as much to "finish" fleshing out the gaming experience.

Matt Richards
Matt Richards

Im not assuming anything, i saw the game play footage, it was disappointing imo, a few real players but lots of bots, and they couldn't even see you even though there right there in front of you, not firing etc, hence "no skill needed" - have a look and judge for yourself, visuals look nice though, but game play looks like it needs big improvements!

Ryan Wilhelm
Ryan Wilhelm

So have you played the beta or are you making ASSumptions because of what you saw on youtube?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

No micro-transactions for once? There is a god after all.

Cameron Lale
Cameron Lale

Um, the reason they had lacking campaigns is because they were tacking a campaign onto a multiplayer game. A multiplayer game is better if they DONT tack some shitty singleplayer onto it. Whats wrong with gaming is no one focuses on the singleplayer these days. Titanfall has nothing to do with it.

Herb Clare
Herb Clare

?.. yes, but will they trademark the word titan?

Nick Preveza
Nick Preveza

EA tries to stay alive and support all their studios.. They cant afford losing money.. Though , releasing unfinished games , makes them lose money....But , whatever... The thing is that each studio has a limited time to work on the game... And they should finish it .

Endless Purgatory
Endless Purgatory

Now just make it with a nice long single player with no forced online and it will be awsome

Matt Richards
Matt Richards

A NO SKILL NEEDED GAME!!! - This game looks good visually, but it will be pants, watch the youtube video, a 2 year old could play this, its not what you might think it is and its full of bots, very disappointing!!

DanielCorfour
DanielCorfour

@gamer112696 you people are aware that this game is made by the same people who made Call of Duty up until Modern Warfare 2?... the entire staff of Infinity Ward left Activision(were fired), and started Respawn under EA.. so.. yeah.. it is kind of a COD, but at least the better kind, the one before it became the yearly cash cow. 

quakke
quakke

@gamer112696

How about the fact that when you strip this game from all the graphics, the gameplay is 100% Call of Duty. You stop, aim down the sights and sprint to cover to regen.. To me that sounds pretty darn Call of Duty. Hell, even the robots in this game have to sprint in order to run. Lol, like a robot wouldn't be able to aim 100% precisely while running.


edit: Need i also say that the sprinting animation where your arms go from side to side, is copy pasted from Call Of Duty? Because these people originally made Call of Duty. Some of the sights in this game are also copy pasted from Call of Duty just to skip some work of actually re-imagining something and developing it.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

@quakke EA is the publisher. Respawn is the developer. And by the way, the two guys that started the studio were part of the glory days of Infinity Ward. Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2 were both incredible games. Probably the last good Call of Duty games before the crappy Black Ops, Black Ops II, MW3, and Ghosts.

Raphy_Turtle
Raphy_Turtle

They said none. If they were to go back on their word, the damage would be too great. They'd rather not have microtransactions and be able to announce that in public to drive up their sales than have them for squeezing an extra 10% or so profit of gross game sales. What may happen though, is the sequels which will be cross-platform after already making a name for itself (the franchise) will then incorporate micros because at that point, people will already be lining up to pre-order. Granted the game is successful. Which judging by the pre-sales is already the case.

Raphy_Turtle
Raphy_Turtle

Having bots and limited players means the game can be more story driven and less of a chaotic free for all. When you have 30vs30 players, no matter how large the map, it just becomes a theme based game map with people running and gunning not giving two shits whether this is Titanfall or Battlefield...

Having bots and small teams means the player(s) feel more powerful and it gives developers more leeway to build a narrative to the missions. If they can dictate what the bots do, where they appear, how they attack, flee or whatever; it gives the map the ability of becoming a coop mission more than an arena match. Which I dunno about you, but myself and many others would be very happy about.

quakke
quakke

@XboxGuy1537@quakke  

Xbox guy? Great, another individual who wasn't there back in 05 already..

Why you repeating whos the pub and who dev, when i already brought it up myself?

Call of Duty has been the completely same game since 2005 Call of Duty 2. Jump from 2003 Call of Duty 1 to Call of Duty 2 was significantly different, but jump from Call of Duty 2 to Call of Duty 4, or Call of Duty 2 to Call of Duty Ghosts is not even one bit different. Goes to show that they have churned out the same stuff over a decade.

peanut-butter
peanut-butter

@quakke@XboxGuy1537Why are you being an internet cool-guy?

Yes, this game is a twitch shooter.  Everyone acts like playing twitch shooters is sin because Call of Duty exists.  Twitch shooters are a genre so they will obviously hold similarities, it shouldn't be some weird exception with only twitch shooters.  Thanks for also pointing out the similarities of every CoD as if no one had ever realized. What would we do without you quakke? I hope I can safely say I won't be seeing you in Titanfall.