Titanfall "not gunning for Call of Duty" says Zampella

Respawn cofounder says his new game not in direct competition with the juggernaut shooter franchise he helped create.

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Respawn Entertainment was founded by Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella and is staffed up by a slew of former Infinity Ward developers, but the company's new game Titanfall is not aiming to take down Activision's juggernaut shooter series.

That sentiment comes from Zampella, who told GamesIndustry International that Respawn's ambition for Titanfall is to do "something different."

"Honestly, we're not shipping the same time as them. We're going for something different. We're not gunning for Call of Duty. We're doing our thing," Zampella said. "The important thing is to make sure what we're doing is fun. I'm OK with Call of Duty being big. I helped create it, so I'm proud to see it's something so big that it goes beyond me."

Titanfall is an online-focused multiplayer shooter that will not feature a traditional single-player campaign like the Call of Duty games have.

Zampella said making a strictly multiplayer game was an adept appropriation of resources, because in his experience "people spend hundreds of hours in the multiplayer experiences versus 'as little time as possible rushing to the end' [in single-player."

Titanfall launches during spring 2014 exclusively for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Meanwhile, Call of Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives this November.

Discussion

141 comments
guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I am not very happy about having no SP. But if the Multiplayer is really fun i will buy it. But if its only multi player 60 dollars is kind of steep. Especially when BF4 is coming which will probably be my game of choice online.

Keitha313
Keitha313

Meh I'm sure some people may like this game but it doesn't strike me as a game I'm going to be gutted about not having since I'm on PS4, saying that I highly doubt I'd ship a single penny to MS now no matter what.

wyan_
wyan_

I wish Capcom would think like this. Christ......

beuneus12
beuneus12

if being like COD is your bar  you're in trouble

good thing it isn't


CreMax90
CreMax90

Will there at least be bots in this game? You know... for people with crappy net.

zbarfbag
zbarfbag

found out this is for PC so that awesome...game looks great

dussan2
dussan2

Go screw yourself Zampella.

You sold out to Microsoft you asshole.  God I want to play this game.  I have absolutely NO intention of buying a Xbox One till MS drops the price and removes the bullshit restrictions.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

sad to hear no single player.....

edinko
edinko

" exclusively for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC"

Well whats exclusive when it is on half the platforms?

chechak7
chechak7

i think  Titanfall  is new multiplexer shooter game  even different from battlefield and call of duty ...you can taste transformers  style....something with new idea ....

LIKE 

+

Frosty192
Frosty192

So this will be $39.99 right?

deltron77
deltron77

its possible i will play this on my pc. i say possible because it looks like call of duty future warfare, an arcade shooter with not much soul. i retired cod looong ago, im not sure im ready to touch this game.

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

BF4 and Titanfall presentation at E3 blew away COD Ghost......

quakke
quakke

Seems like a "gun everybody down" game, especially considering it's coming from CoD devs. So why the hell is this game put on *puzzle* category then?

monstachruck
monstachruck

I don't care about the guns, I just care about the mechs.  It's about time they made a good power-armor game where you could do melee.

realiamnot
realiamnot

Getting really fed up of all these futuristic/modern shooters, its getting quite stale now (in my opinion anyway) Really want a new shooter set purely in Vietnam, something a bit different.

tommynj
tommynj

I will be playing Ghosts and this until my controller falls apart. I have a feeling that TitanFall will be better. :)

anigmha
anigmha

It may not be gunning for it, but it will regardless. All my CoD-only friends are looking forward to this more than Ghost.

If only I could get them to buy a gaming PC and play Tribes Ascend with me :(

Goemons
Goemons

This is the game i wanted halo to originaly be a 60fps ballistic blast, halo plods about to much imo

electroban
electroban

Platform exclusives are toxic to the gaming industry.

gulpirak
gulpirak

@dussan2 Your attitude toward Microsoft is not unique, but why dump on Zampella? 
Respawn is a new company just getting started. I wouldn't be surprised if this (likely temporary) exclusivity is a result of Microsoft giving Respawn a nice mult-million dollar advance to get their first project underway.

96augment
96augment

@dussan2 You could play it on Xbox 360 and PC. Also, Microsoft has dropped the used games and offline restrictions. 

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

@edinko they mean non ninty/sony platforms. but the sony thing could change

xSagez
xSagez

@chechak7 No doubt is trying to steal the CoD playerbase though.

raydawg2000
raydawg2000

@quakke I'm puzzled on why they shafted the best of the next gen systems

malokevi
malokevi

@quakke ahahahah "puzzles". didn't see that.

Thats... puzzling :D

gulpirak
gulpirak

@realiamnot Well you've got The Order on the way. No way of knowing if it's good yet, but definitely a different setting.

chechak7
chechak7

@tommynjTitanFall will be better and i stopped cod from mw1 and its the best till now 

malokevi
malokevi

@tommynj ftp and no time wasted on single player... I think its pretty much a sure thing!

I'm not even going to consider COD until they demonstrate some cool stuff... like bigger servers or something. So far, i'm not convinced its that much different from BO2... in which case I'll take a pass.

Too many good games coming out to entertain re-hashed concepts.

gulpirak
gulpirak

@anigmha Tribes didn't hook me, but it was clearly a well designed game. It deserves a fanbase.

malokevi
malokevi

@Goemons wait for halo! confirmed 60fps.... o man. Its gonna be nuts.

malokevi
malokevi

@Polygon_Pariah  

don't wory, bud, I'm busy at work on a time machine.

If that falls through, I'll freeze myself a-la Cartman.

And, all else failed, I'll watch all 7 seasons of Lost... that should reveal the secrets of time travel.

gulpirak
gulpirak

@electroban It's called competition, my friend. 
And people only tend to say things like that if it's not coming to their system.

malokevi
malokevi

@electroban Are you the first person ever to say this? Because it seems to me that most people do nothing but brag about the number of exclusives for their chosen platform.

Exclusives seem to be one of those key issues. Besides, you can't expect every developer to develop every game for all platforms... that would be insane. And would be detrimental to the experience on certain consoles.

staticdash22
staticdash22

@electroban Why? Because they give you a reason to buy their platform? This new age of gaming we are going into is going to be dull. Both consoles are gonna be pretty much similar to each other, so why should I buy any of them? Almost same services and all pretty much. Wow, I can get all games on both platforms, what a shock! I might as well get a Wii U, at least they have experiences that aren't mainstream, and can't find on a Microsoft or Sony console. 

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@96augment @dussan2 Yes the xbox one is now the same as xbox 360 and PS3. Their are some major features that we will miss out on unfortunately. I am talking strictly from a game development point of view. Unless some games absolutely require and internet connection. I dont care about reselling or sharing games but I think the games over all will suffer because of this down the line.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@NightmareP3 @dussan2 All the games I want that are coming barring Destiny are coming to PC. I should wait a year or so before I even purchase an xbone or PS4. But I preordered on Amazon just in case there is a price drop and no money down so its a no brainer really.

edinko
edinko

@jsmoke03 @edinko I am pretty sure about that one. Would be pretty stupid of them.  Nintendo si impossible the WIIU couldn't handle the game

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

@Slade968 @anigmha I tried to get into Tribes Ascend (maybe not hard enough.)  I found the small avatars over the snow-white backdrops to kind of be a little too eye-strainey before settling into Gotham City Impostors and Space Marine:Warhammer40k for my pvp fix.  May be I will give it another go some time.

Roccoroll
Roccoroll

@malokevi @electroban BUY A PC, SUPPORT PC, AND SUPPORT THE EVOLUTION OF GAMING, SUPPORT CONSOLES IF U WANT THE SAME OLD REUSED FUKEN CRAP EVERY FUKEN GENERATION. gg peace out

Slade968
Slade968

@staticdash22 @electroban Who cares what your experiences are compared to others? If you are enjoying it then that is what matters, not whether or not it is mainstream or if it is exclusive enough to be considered fun. How old are you kid? 

Electroban is right. Platform exclusives do absolutely nothing to benefit the gamer. It is purely a way to increase hardware sales. It will never change but still, I'm glad that some games are moving to all platforms like Bungie's Destiny and Konami's MGS.

96augment
96augment

@guitarist1980 @dussan2 It may happen in the future. It may not. Who knows? But it seems unlikely to happen anytime soon (considering what happened to Xbox One). I wonder what major features will be in the PC and Xbox one version of Titanfall. 

anigmha
anigmha

@Fire_Wa11 @Slade968 @anigmha 

I love Space Marine! But seriously, give Tribes another go. I think your eyes will get use to it, just don't go Sentinel (the sniper class).

malokevi
malokevi

@chechak7 @malokevi @Polygon_Pariah lol not acceptable!

I've gone through the whole thing 4 times now... it never loses its magic.

:)

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@malokevi @Roccoroll @electroban 

Most of what I'm saying is:

I can still play all my PC games from back from even the PS1 days and before on my PC, but the PS4/Xbone aren't even backwards compatible with the PS3/360.

And most PS3's/360's aren't with the PS2 / Xbox 1 as well.

So I recommend the PC to anyone that like a well-developed back catalog and compatability.  Especially with Steam and Good Old Games offering them cheap all the time.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@malokevi @Roccoroll @electroban 

Uh... PC software support is a LOT better than that.  And the software has been standardised since the XP days, and arguably even the 95/85 days.  Also, local multiplayer's possible with Controllers in some games (moreso than ever on Steam)

Plus, the next-gen consoles are pretty much PC's on the inside and cost about as much as a gaming PC anyways.

I will admit that they do have the advantage of Blu-Ray though, that's still expensive to add to gaming PC's, plus not that useful to add to PC's either, for gaming purposes.

malokevi
malokevi

@Roccoroll@malokevi@electrobanlol... I definitely will.... thanks... KID!

See, I can make up passive-agressive bullshit just as much as the next guy.

Seems like the thought of anyone genuinely interested in consoles is a threat to you... wonder why that is! hmmm....

Well, in any case, don't get your nickers all in a bunch. might wanna try a looser fit. your easy to troll kid, go back to playing your pc.

Roccoroll
Roccoroll

@malokevi @Roccoroll @electrobanenjoy ur 60fps, something that has been achieved for the last 10 years on PC kid, peace out gg... ur easy to troll kid, go back to playing ur console

malokevi
malokevi

@Roccoroll@malokevi@electrobanlol... I definitely will.... thanks... KID!

See, I can make up passive-agressive bullshit just as much as the next guy.

Seems like the thought of anyone genuinely interested in consoles is a threat to you... wonder why that is! hmmm....

Well, in any case, don't get your nickers all in a bunch. might wanna try a looser fit.

malokevi
malokevi

@Roccoroll @malokevi @electroban lol... I definitely will.... thanks... KID!

See, I can make up passive-agressive bullshit just as much as the next guy.

Seems like the thought of anyone genuinely interested in consoles is a threat to you... wonder why that is! hmmm....

Well, in any case, don't get your nickers all in a bunch. might wanna try a looser fit.

malokevi
malokevi

@Roccoroll @malokevi @electroban I'll pass, thanks though. Standardized software with at least 10 years of guaranteed software support, sans upgrades and graphics settings, plus locla-multiplayer and easy portability...

Ill take it!