Zampella clears up confusion about “the future of Titanfall” showcased at Austin launch event

“Not how I would have described it, but still fun.”

There was some confusion today about what new Titanfall information would be revealed at the game’s midnight launch event in Austin on Monday.

Speaking on Larry Hryb’s podcast, Major Nelson Radio, Senior Xbox Evangelist at Microsoft Jeff Rubenstein said that in addition to playing through maps we haven’t seen in the beta, the event, which will start at 11pm EST, will be “showcasing the future of Titanfall.”

“We don’t know what it is,” Hryb said. “They just came to us and said ‘we’re going to announce something.’”

Excited fans immediately took to Twitter, asking Respawn’s Vince Zampella what it means. “For those asking about the 'future of titanfall' announcement, I'm confused as to what that is,” Zampella said this morning. “We did not sell [Titanfall] to [Microsoft].”

An hour later, Zampella said that he talked to Geoff Keighley, and that it looks like the “‘future’ thing is just something fun. Not how I would have described it, but still fun.”

This week, Respawn confirmed that Titanfall would include a $25 season pass containing three packs, which include maps and "other content yet to be determined."

Whatever “the future of Titanfall” might refer to, you’ll be able to find out by watching Xbox’s Twitch channel, which will stream the event live.

For more on Titanfall, check out our previous coverage and GameSpot's interview with Zampella from our new show The Lobby below.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.
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wadaltmon
wadaltmon

It's definitely going to be the way Titanfall will be used in eSports. They said that would happen in the future.

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toecutter00
toecutter00

Zampella looks like a narc in that photo.

abdullahsaurus
abdullahsaurus

Honestly I don't know what all the hate is , Xbox has some great games coming out (2) and PS4 has some great games coming out (3 at the top of my mind). But......i am getting it on pc cause i am with the ps4 a the moment though (I doubt i will get the x1)

s0ldier69
s0ldier69

I seem to have missed the part where the confusion was cleared up....

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

Cant wait to get this for my PC feel sorry for the xbots paying more once again for a inferior product.

Blazen702
Blazen702

So many pathetic Sony fans with their heads up Sonys ass here commenting on a game they can't play but they wish they could. Funny how we talk about games here yet none of you Sony kids are playing your crapstations. No games to play? When will you guys admit that the X1 has better games and more functionality?

rageman322
rageman322

WOW no midnight launch here .... WTF Plants vs Zombies got a Midnight launch!

rageman322
rageman322

YEA! Two more days till I can turn on my Dustbox One!

aci808
aci808

There's not much confusion. Titanfall is way overhyped due to a severe lack of games right now. It's nothing more than CoD clone with robots with 6v6, and barely chugging along at 792p. It's pretty embarrassing that this boring ass game is getting so much attention. The industry really sucks right now. I want an all new Zelda game, based off the tech demo. How about a surprise announcement of an all new Metroid game, with some interesting new gameplay elements. Titanfall has fallen.

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

Just another clarification from M$, nothing to see here :P

sahandx360
sahandx360

Next generation of multiplayer shooters

Can't wait for Titanfall 

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Has there been one story about this game so far that hasn't needed an update, retraction or clarification?

michyeosseo
michyeosseo

Wait. What? So Microsoft announces that Respawn is going to announce something but Respawn doesn't know what they're going to announce? Or Microsoft announces that they're going to announce something themselves but they don't know what it is and Respawn doesn't know either?


Who is 'they'? Is this one of those things that needs a timeline?

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

“showcasing the future of Titanfall.”

I assume its more inneficient spending of money.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

It might be a long shot.. But maybe this will be the first console game to allow mods?? That would be fun 

chrisx2k3
chrisx2k3

@abdullahsaurus  The "hate" is just a bunch of loudmouth PS4 idiots who need to grow up. In case you didn't notice, they spend more time on XBO articles than on PS4 games, or so it appears. The fact is, I'm glad I own an XBO at this moment, and not a PS4. They can hate that!

admiral_floofee
admiral_floofee

@Jazzer2k8  I'm getting it on PC too. But if it's not for Microsoft, we might not even get this game.

savagetone
savagetone

@Blazen702  Dam don't kill their hopes remember Sony's Moto "Greatness Awaits" I guess they are still waiting.

xeidog69
xeidog69

@Blazen702  I am as excited about Titanfall as the next person, but damn you sound ignorant and should shut your pie hole a moment. Alot of FPS fans whom are simply tired of the genre due to nothing new or innovative coming out in some time make assumptions based on the little they have seen.


Assuming everyone thats hating on Titanfall is a Sony Fan is pure ignorance as I thought nothing of the game until I personally Beta Tested it. Now I love the game and will be playing it as soon as the servers are up as I beta tested the PC version and have it paid for, downloaded and ready to go.


I have a PS4, PC, WIIU,3DS,360, and a vita. I would not touch an X1 unless it was substantially cheaper or free.

charlesswann
charlesswann

@Blazen702  Vaseline helps a lot.  Trust me, I owned both a 360 and xbox and use windows.  Be generous when applying.

pip3dream
pip3dream

@Blazen702  Jesus christ, simmer down bro.  We can practically see you foaming at the mouth.

Shooter747
Shooter747

@aci808 I don't get it when gamers don't like the game but they check up on the game anyway, reading articles about it. Explains either this game is not for them, like they suck at it, or their console platform can't get it and they are just over zealous about the rave and impressions about TF they have turned it into a hate war.  Whatever your motive together with your minions is, it is a futile exercise.

Tristan2668
Tristan2668

@aci808 I agree, I haven't played Cod since MW2 which is when it got old. After playing the beta for a few hours, I was already bored and since I played BF4, 6v6 is mad boring even with brainless AI as cannon fodder. I'll pick this up in the bargain bin in 2 months when the hype is gone and people realize that this is a CoD reskin

rageman322
rageman322

@sahandx360 UMMM Next Gen? It runs on a ten year old COD platform. Its fun but hardly Next Gen and the 360 can run it.

shingui5
shingui5

@michyeosseo  

I think it's more:
Respawn says they will announce/show something on the launch day.
Microsoft misinterpret, and start thinking it's something big.
They try to hype it.
Respawn doesn't know why Microsoft is trying to hype it, and tells them to calm down. 

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

@admiral_floofee @Jazzer2k8  That makes no sense respawn are going to lose money because of microsoft not gain PS4 has nearly double the sales of X1 and the ps3 has more sales then the 360 last time i checked (fairly long time ago but am sure it hasn't changed to much)

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@Blazen702   Seriously MS is taking a shit all over their consumers and fans with the Xbox 1, and on a regular basis... people who are painfully aware of this are not necessarily PS fanobys...  just people with a little common sense and awareness.  I had an x360 and I use a Windows OS on my PC... but the Xbox 1 is just a POS.  It has some good games coming out, for sure, but nothing that'd make me and many others put up with their awful policies and customer service.

xeidog69
xeidog69

@Tristan2668 @aci808  Not true at all, Most of us whom thought similarly had 5 days worth of enjoyment playing on only 2 maps and barely any of the content unlocked. It was during this beta that the hype went from being Hype and being an awesome solid game that stands on its own two feet. Please note I beta tested the PC version and was blown away by how fresh the game really was. You can get in for a quick sessino or play for hours on end without issue.

DaGamer24-7
DaGamer24-7

@Tristan2668 @aci808 LMAO you guys think this is a reskin....it has completely different gameplay than COD and BF4. Sound like snobby lil bitches acting like the "cool" thing to do is to turn ur back to a great thing JUST because everyone else is interested in it. While we are all enjoying the fun on Tuesday with the greatest thing to happen to fps in the past decade yall can just sit around with ur thumbs up ur asses thinking ur better than everyone else.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@PETERAKO thats funny... Cause its not EA, its Respawn. And they have said they would allow mods/community generated crap and so on.

b1gtra
b1gtra

Uhh and what about the One makes it a POS? And I've never had a problem with the customer service, actually I love their customer service

Tristan2668
Tristan2668

@xeidog69 @Tristan2668@aci808 I also played the pc version and it was dull and overhyped. The whole dropping in the titan gets dull after the first few games then you're left with a generic shooter that feels similar to CoD jet packs.

Tristan2668
Tristan2668

@FULGOREY2K @DaGamer24-7 Exaclty, everyone wants titanfall because "everyone" wants it. More like MS putting in tons of ad money to hype it and make it seem like it's gonna be GOTY.

sahandx360
sahandx360

@DaGamer24-7 @rageman322 @sahandx360  

What the hell you mean?? The definition of next gen game is not to only have superb graphic.

new and innovative gameplay and a fresh experience that you get from the game can define next gen games. And Titanfall will show you what is next gen game.