Watch Titanfall's Impressive Live Action Short, Free the Frontier

Would you watch a feature length Titanfall movie?

Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have finally released the live action, CGI heavy Titanfall short video produced by visual effect studio Playfight.

The project was first teased in March prior to the release of the game at yourtitanisready.com. Playfight previously showed a small portion of the video, but released it in its entirety for Gamescom 2014.

Titled Titanfall: Free the Frontier, the video follows a Frontier Militia pilot as he lands on a planet and engages in battle. We get to see him perform a bunch of signature Titanfall moves like wall-running, rodeoing a Titan, and using his Smart Pistol.

If you're a Call of Duty fan, you might remember Playfight from its Call of Duty live action short Operation Kingfish. Titanfall: Free the Frontier, directed by William Chang, is just as fast, loud, and explosive, which is an appropriate tribute to the game.

During EA's Gamescom briefing, Respawn announced the third expansion for Titanfall. As detailed on the game's website, it's called IMC Rising, and will launch this fall for Xbox and PC. It includes three maps (Backwater, Zone 18, Sandtrap), and follows previously released Titanfall expansions Frontier's Edge and Expedition.

For more on Titanfall, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Would you watch a feature length Titanfall movie in the style of Free the Fronter? Let us know in the comments below.

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devincioni
devincioni

IM GUESSING THIS IS THE PS4 TitanFall

devincioni
devincioni

I guess this is the Ps4 TitanFall

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Titanfall 2 needs:

-A hardcore mode with no HUD, map and threat indicators (unless you had a burn card)

-better game modes like BF's conquest and CoDs Search and Destroy.

-how about a padlock on my titans hatch to stop random enemies from shooting out my insides! Who just leaves that open?! (J/k)

-Pilot only maps.

-Fix "Marked for Death" by choosing one VIP per team and keeping that person the VIP till they are killed. It gets stupid with everyone getting switched in and out.

-where the F is the Wingman mode?!

-different style titans. There should be a spider like Titan, a tank with treads and one that can hover/fly briefly.

-where are the snow maps?!

McGregor
McGregor

Well, a titan throwing me to another titan would be acceptable. Otherwise, as good as it looks, I'd probably skip on a movie that makes me wish I was playing the game instead of watching a movie.

pharoe777
pharoe777

Titanfall anime would be awesome !

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

Yeah, definitely hoping they patch in the ability for Titans to throw pilots. Or at least put it in Titanfall 2?

generaljw
generaljw

Although Killzone hasn't really put out anything 'live action' as such, I think this trailer highlights how to do it wrong and where Killzone, notably in its 2nd release does it well.

There's just too much going on and I feel that if it was actually Live Action instead of all the CGI, the limitations of that would have made a better trailer more appealing to watch.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great spectacle to watch and kinda cool but it seemed very staged opposed to being organic. E.g. why did he get his Titan to catapult over onto the enemy titan? Could he not just hose him down from where he was within the relative safety of the Titan or was that just an arbitrary way of them showing off the Titan's throwing ability?

I don't know...

Killzone's trailer were great at showing complete battlefied chaos coupled with the futility of it all but with this, I'm left kinda visually confused and underwhelmed.

And with Halo's live action trailers, for a universe set 500 years in the future with all their advance tech, their live actions trailers arent nearly as convoluted as this one even though there's as much chaos taking place.


I like the look of this game but yes, I feel alienated.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

No. I can't even play a full length Titanfall game. Seriously, I know multiplayer is popular, but where is the single player campaign for this game? I'm not interested in playing a multiplayer only game. Give single player and coop players a chance to get onboard, too!

theshorterbus
theshorterbus

The definition of Live Action is blurring more and more over the past few year. by definition it just states that the video has to have the use of a real person or animal. most definitions make a point to mention that its used in conjunction of animation and CG, but were getting to the point that its like 95% CG and 5% Real Footage, or less. I would love to see a making of for this video, I had a pretty hard time discerning the live action from CG, and as someone who works in the industry of Computer Animation , I usually have a decent eye for it.

mr_azim
mr_azim

I don't think it counts as live action when it's 99.1% CGI.....

marvel456
marvel456

I wont mind any well done mecha live action. Would be glorious to see it in a theatre

daewalkr
daewalkr

Was awesome I think TItanfall would make such a great movie. The whole universe just has so much story potential. 

irwin888
irwin888

I like the Halo vids more but that was still a lot of fun to watch. Don't think I'd watch it as a movie though, sorry. Still, great video guys!

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Nice Vid, but why would Hollywood invest in a movie with a multiplayer plot?

oflow
oflow

how do i make my titan throw me like that?

oldtobie
oldtobie

That aimbot pistol is the stupidest crap any FPS game has ever pulled.  It's not really that big of a deal but it's just so damn stupid I can't even express how stupid I think it is.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Still scratching my head as to why there are no snow maps.

zpluffy
zpluffy

Did you guys notice, the video is 3:28 second. If you remove " :28 ", it would just be " 3 "


HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED !!!

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

Live Action? Seems full CG in my opinion, but its a very well done video.

dlaney34
dlaney34

Great video - it's unfortunate the game becomes so repetitive, so fast.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The characters playing IMC and Malitia are real actors. No one said there was no CGI in this. Why are you people so dense?

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The characters in IMC and Militia uniform are live actors. You people will find anything to try and tear Titanfall down a notch.

mr_azim
mr_azim

@irwin888 I'm not a fan of Halo at all, but the ODST live action was infinitely better.

mr_azim
mr_azim

@DARKSPACE They couldn't even get the Halo movie started..... this wouldn't help start anything other than a cheap looking tv-special featuring teens.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

@oflow  If you own Kinect & TitanFall "Just say Xbox, throw me like that."

It totally works.

cainetao11
cainetao11

@oldtobie  I was just having a good time with the smart pistol yesterday lol

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

*rolls eyes*

Keep holding vigil for HL3. If you're lucky, your PC might not be obsolete when they announce it. I'm talking about the PC you'll drop 3 grand for after this one of course ;)

lol @ the "master race".

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@GamerYnoX "Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have finally released the live action, CGI heavy Titanfall short video produced by visual effect studio Playfight"

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Name one online multiplayer that doesn't get repetitive.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@dlaney34 I loved the game.  Would still have it if I didn't have to sell my Xbone because of bills:(

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

@Gravity_Slave

I used to think you were just tro l l ing but i'm beginning to think you are indeed "touched" lol

oldtobie
oldtobie

@Gravity_Slave The true scion of the storied master race shan't spend three thousand dollars in order to obtain a machine.  

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Lol what are you even rambling about? You're the idlot who's crying about not being able to play a video. Maybe if you had a decent Internet connection and a PC that wasn't 7 years old you'd be able to play it.

Do everyone a favor and start drinking all the liquids from under mommys sink intill the stupld stops.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

If by touched you mean smarter with more common sense than people like you, then yes.

And FYI: I never thought anything of you. Just another random who doesn't have anything interesting to say.

Now go Robin Williams yourself. Start with the pocket knife.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Um even a Half Life game mod gets old. Not a lot of people are still playing that. More people playing Titanfall. Terrible example

beazermyst
beazermyst

@oldtobie @Gravity_Slave  that game has very repetitive whiners who don't like to let have anyone have fun, or like to repetitively complain a lot the moment they get killed. "RDM! RDM! guys he totally just RDM'd!"

oldtobie
oldtobie

So quantity of people playing = quality of game now?

oldtobie
oldtobie

If you play on kiddie servers.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

When it comes to support, yes. Don't get me wrong, I thought Half Life was a great game...14 years ago.

Whether you like it or not, Titanfall is a popular game. You need to let go of the past.

beazermyst
beazermyst

@oldtobie  I would love to know of any mature servers that you have a list of, because I went to about 20 different servers searching and I have never found it yet. That's not sarcastic, I truly want to know because I really want to like that game, but I can't with the servers I have found so far.

oldtobie
oldtobie

Gmod isn't dying. I simply came up with a unique game mode that is different each time. Plus, it's not like I only play that. I play new games too. I judge games based on their quality and Titanfall is not very good in my opinion.