Titanfall Dev already wants to pull the plug...

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#1 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

Titanfall Getting More New Modes, But Dev Says It Needs to "Move On" at Some Point

"[A]t a certain point we've got to give some people a break and then think about where we go next."

Respawn Entertainment has a third DLC pack in the works for Titanfall, as well as more free updates--including new game modes--but it's going to have to find a point where it largely moves on from the game, according to community manager Abbie Heppe.

Speaking with OXM during Gamescom earlier this month, Heppe said, "Alongside the paid DLC maps, we have been doing free content updates, with the next one being on I think the 6th? So we do have some plans to release some more free content, we've got some cool new modes on the way. But at a certain point, we are going to have to wind down so that we can move on and do other things."

Heppe noted the number of updates the game has received in the five-plus months since its release, which have added new game modes, burn cards for Titans, the black market, and other new features, in addition to fixes and tweaks. "[S]o, yeah, at a certain point we've got to give some people a break and then think about where we go next," she said.

It's interesting to hear this discussed so openly; while it's inevitable that Respawn will eventually move on, it wasn't long ago that we heard Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella talk about how how he hoped the community would stick around for "a really long time" so that it could continue to support the game. What Heppe said doesn't necessarily mean the community has disappeared, but it's true that it hasn't been consistently huge on all platforms--hence the reason why certain playlists were cut on PC following launch.

Just because Respawn is going to move on from developing new Titanfall content at some point doesn't mean it'll abandon the game completely. "Obviously, if there's anything that totally breaks then yeah, we'll absolutely fix that," Heppe said. "But we're going to have to wind down and then move on. But we still have some cool stuff in the works before that happens."

Titanfall's third DLC pack, entitled IMC Rising, contains three new maps and will, like the previous two, be released for $10 on its own (in addition to being part of the season pass).

As for Respawn's future, EA has already confirmed new Titanfall "experiences" are coming, but what form they will take (and whether they will remain Xbox-exclusive on consoles) is currently unknown. God of War III creative director Stig Asmussen joined the studio not long ago as a game director, and will be helping to expand its horizons, possibly into the free-to-play and mobile spaces.

At what point would you be satisfied with Respawn ceasing development on new Titanfall content? Has it provided enough at this point? Let us know in the comments below.

#2 Edited by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

Wow they make it sound like the things 2-3 years old and the things not even a year old. COD has more longevity. I hope Destiny has a longer life span than this....

#3 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4432 posts) -

please stop making more titanfalls

#4 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

yeah more console centric devs don't really support their games for long.

#5 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (688 posts) -

What a shocking post from Robo.

Anyway...I think he thought TF was going to have a bigger impact that what it did and he wants to try again.

#6 Posted by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

Hard to believe this game was once the uncontested heavyweight hype train of E3s past and present.

#7 Edited by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (7865 posts) -

Team Fortress 2 was updated today.

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2.

The major changes include:

  • Added a new promo item
  • Client/server memory improvements
  • Fixed ragdolls not applying the ice/gold effect for cosmetic items
  • Fixed the Australium Scattergun material looking pixelated
  • Fixed some issues with clipped text in the localized versions
  • Fixed the difficulty of the current challenge not displaying correctly in the MvM scoreboard
  • Snipers can no longer jump immediately after firing a scoped shot
  • Updated the materials for The Dalokohs Bar
  • Updated the equip_region for The Dashin' Hashshashin
  • Updated the Stout Shako to fix a lighting problem
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated rd_asteroid
    • Added line of sight blocker to the front doors to prevent Snipers on battlements from shooting into the bases
    • Removed reduced spawn time bonus for players that die in the enemy base
    • Moved interior battlements health and ammo further into the base
  • Updated pl_cactuscanyon
    • Stage 2
      • Removed from the sequence so stage 1 links to stage 3
    • Stage 3
      • Added rollback to cart while in the train collision zone
      • Cart is now unavailable to push for a short period at the start
      • Adjust spawn times during the final push-pull
      • Pushed spawn gates forward in the right-side exits of Blu spawn
      • Adjusted cover surrounding the middle exit of Red spawn
#9 Posted by parkurtommo (26515 posts) -

If Titanfall were on Steam, it would sell exceedingly well.

But nah, EA gonna EA.

#10 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8220 posts) -

@Shewgenja: yea it was so hyped. The critics went nuts for it. I haven't played my copy in months.

#11 Posted by parkurtommo (26515 posts) -

Hard to believe this game was once the uncontested heavyweight hype train of E3s past and present.

I find it easy to believe, since E3 hype means absolutely nothing.

#12 Edited by mems_1224 (46598 posts) -

They supported the game post launch pretty well. Plus Id rather have a sequel than more content

#13 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8220 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: TF2 has been out for what 10 years? It still gets regular updates and it's f2p.

#14 Edited by Mr_Huggles_dog (688 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

@mr_huggles_dog said:

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

Oh I'm sure you're viewpoints are completely founded while the complaints you have in a deliberate troll thread where everyone was meant to debate the subject is just ridiculous.

All b/c those ppl aren't friends with their PC.

#15 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

@mr_huggles_dog said:

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

Oh I'm sure you're viewpoints are completely founded while the complaints you have in a deliberate troll thread where everyone was meant to debate the subject is just ridiculous.

All b/c those ppl aren't friends with their PC.

....huh?

Stop trolling please.

#16 Edited by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

I read the article, and the gist I really got from it is that they were probably bound to some degree to make the expansion content due to contractual obligations and the Season Pass. They are over it and it clearly didn't do as well as anyone hoped.

EA probably had high hopes to steal some thunder from Call of Duty with this franchise, but it got rolled into a burrito with bad XBox joojoo and they whiffed bad on a hard swing putting their eggs in one box. They're already considering pimping it out F2P, even.. Not at all what anyone really expected.

"Drop a Titan on it" sure was a thing for a while, though. They have that.

#17 Edited by uninspiredcup (7865 posts) -

Seeing EA fail is like having an incredibly satisfying fart.

The kind that causes ripples leather couches.

#18 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (688 posts) -

@mr_huggles_dog said:

@RoboCopISJesus said:

@mr_huggles_dog said:

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

Oh I'm sure you're viewpoints are completely founded while the complaints you have in a deliberate troll thread where everyone was meant to debate the subject is just ridiculous.

All b/c those ppl aren't friends with their PC.

....huh?

Stop trolling please.

Wheres that "Neo dodging a bullet"gif when you need it?

You made the complaint...not me.

#19 Posted by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

....huh?

Stop trolling please.

Wheres that "Neo dodging a bullet"gif when you need it?

You made the complaint...not me.

It's not good to argue with your sock puppet so openly like this. Shush.

#20 Edited by highking_kallor (512 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus:

Stop trying so hard kid. If Gamespot need more Mods they will contact you. Peace out

#21 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11122 posts) -

I don't see that anywhere all they're saying is that they need to move on. They've been VERY supportive of the game since launch, lots of updates fixing issues new game modes. Two DLC packs with a final one coming soon. You make it sound like they're fed up with the game or something and want to shut the whole thing down.

#23 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

@mr_huggles_dog said:

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

To be fair a lot of PC centric Devs don't either especially if the game flops.

#24 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -
They're already considering pimping it out F2P, even.. Not at all what anyone really expected.

"Drop a Titan on it" sure was a thing for a while, though. They have that.

What??!! where did you read this?

I don't see that anywhere all they're saying is that they need to move on.

Gamespots Title not mine, but I think it's referring to the "where we need to go next at some point"

#25 Posted by SlimMilk (9 posts) -

Well although i found Titanfall extremely fun to play, it gets super repetitive and super quickly. I guess they just couldn't keep the gamer's attention for long enough.

#26 Posted by sailor232 (4450 posts) -

I think they have supported the game extremely well. I've put in so much game time that if they pulled the plug today I would had gotten far more than my moneys worth out of it.

#27 Posted by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:
They're already considering pimping it out F2P, even.. Not at all what anyone really expected.

"Drop a Titan on it" sure was a thing for a while, though. They have that.

What??!! where did you read this?

I read it here, actually.

#28 Posted by Basinboy (11060 posts) -

Haven't played it - nothing of worth (to me) would be lost

#29 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11122 posts) -
#30 Posted by lawlessx (46562 posts) -

I'm sure if the game was much more of an success they wouldn't be talking like that

#31 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11619 posts) -

Let's hope the next one actually has some content to back up the gameplay.

#32 Posted by Sollet (7344 posts) -

lol, so much for not being a failure of a game.

#33 Posted by FastRobby (1251 posts) -

Isn't this normal at some point? How many updates did they have already? 5-6?

#34 Edited by lamprey263 (23201 posts) -

So they're basically done creating DLC and want to move onto a next gaming project, makes sense. It's been like half a year already. For a sec I thought the topic title was saying they were done with the IP for good, like "it was a failure on the Xbox, we're done with making exclusive titles, the XBO low sales are hurting the series potential, we're moving onto something new for a wider audience". That would have been a blow, thank god. But it is telling I could even begin to think that.

#35 Edited by SolidTy (42470 posts) -

Well, the game is ONLY FIVE MONTHS OLD and RESPAWN are already planning on ditching it. JEEZ. The community and sales spoke and there isn't a lot of money I guess since the HYPE blew back on them for releasing a half-done, shallow, albeit it fun, game.

@AutoPilotOn said:

@Shewgenja: yea it was so hyped. The critics went nuts for it. I haven't played my copy in months.

Same for me. Months. It just sits there.

Stupid HYPE got me for a few weeks, I'll give it that.

#36 Posted by silversix_ (14083 posts) -

What i want to see is if they're using Source for Titanflop 2. If they're LOL

#37 Edited by sts106mat (19044 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

@Shielder7 said:
@Shewgenja said:
They're already considering pimping it out F2P, even.. Not at all what anyone really expected.

"Drop a Titan on it" sure was a thing for a while, though. They have that.

What??!! where did you read this?

I read it here, actually.

Didn't read it properly then did you? cause you missed the important part

In the interview, Respawn COO Dusty Welch revealed that Asmussen was not brought on just to help with Titanfall. "I can tell you that part of his role here is thinking about how the studio can expand and where the growth sectors are in free-to-play and mobile,"

Says nothing about putting titanfall out as a free to play game

Moogenja failure

#38 Edited by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

Didn't read it properly then did you? cause you missed the important part

In the interview, Respawn COO Dusty Welch revealed that Asmussen was not brought on just to help with Titanfall. "I can tell you that part of his role here is thinking about how the studio can expand and where the growth sectors are in free-to-play and mobile,"

Says nothing about putting titanfall out as a free to play game

Moogenja failure

*pats head*

So, it's better that they leave the Titanfall franchise to pursue F2P, instead? Whatever floats your boat. X marked the flop, now matter how you want to spin it.

#39 Edited by sts106mat (19044 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

@sts106mat said:

Didn't read it properly then did you? cause you missed the important part

In the interview, Respawn COO Dusty Welch revealed that Asmussen was not brought on just to help with Titanfall. "I can tell you that part of his role here is thinking about how the studio can expand and where the growth sectors are in free-to-play and mobile,"

Says nothing about putting titanfall out as a free to play game

Moogenja failure

*pats head*

So, it's better that they leave the Titanfall franchise to pursue F2P, instead? Whatever floats your boat. X marked the flop, now matter how you want to spin it.

*laughs at idiot*

where does it say that? your tears clearly effect your reading skills.

Read it again "not brought on just to help with titanfall"

how many Devs do you know that only work on one franchise?

#40 Edited by SoftwareGeek (217 posts) -

I don't see that anywhere all they're saying is that they need to move on. They've been VERY supportive of the game since launch, lots of updates fixing issues new game modes. Two DLC packs with a final one coming soon. You make it sound like they're fed up with the game or something and want to shut the whole thing down.

Agreed Kaze. Haters gonna hate. I love it, it's a fun game.

#41 Posted by clyde46 (45090 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

@mr_huggles_dog said:

What a shocking post from Robo.

I can't point out a fact that directly relates to the OP's post and thread title?

Oh I'm sure you're viewpoints are completely founded while the complaints you have in a deliberate troll thread where everyone was meant to debate the subject is just ridiculous.

All b/c those ppl aren't friends with their PC.

Just stop posting....

#42 Edited by WallofTruth (1550 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: TF2 has been out for what 10 years? It still gets regular updates and it's f2p.

Lol no, TF2 didn't come out in 2004.

#43 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3837 posts) -

yeah more console centric devs don't really support their games for long.

FFS moderators. Does System Wars have to put up with this idiot forever?

#44 Edited by StormyJoe (4923 posts) -

@Shielder7: What a stupid subject line. Working on the 3rd DLC, and you dumbasses are trying to twist things around to act as though Respawn is abandoning the franchise. How typical.

Oh, and @Shewgenja, I can see your green monster from here. TitanFall is awesome. I am sorry your head is so far up Sony's ass that you feel it necessary to bash a game that you can't play; but for f**ks sake the game came out 10 months ago - get over it.

#45 Posted by dommeus (9237 posts) -
#46 Posted by shawn30 (4364 posts) -

They will have delivered 12 new maps and a couple of modes once the last map pack comes out. I wanted more Titans, weapons, Pilot and Titan customizations, but it looks like its full steam ahead on Titanfall 2. And while its not a perfect game, I have well over 100 hours on Titanfall. I certainly have enjoyed my time on the game and after playing the last map pack coming this fall I'll be satisfied overall that Respawn delivered. Great game IMHO.

#47 Edited by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

@StormyJoe said:

@Shielder7: What a stupid subject line. Working on the 3rd DLC, and you dumbasses are trying to twist things around to act as though Respawn is abandoning the franchise. How typical.

Oh, and @Shewgenja, I can see your green monster from here. TitanFall is awesome. I am sorry your head is so far up Sony's ass that you feel it necessary to bash a game that you can't play; but for f**ks sake the game came out 10 months ago - get over it.

Fuck. You.

I have Titanfall on PC. It was paper thin, although the battle mechanics are great. Would have made a great $40 Steam game.

#48 Edited by Shewgenja (8475 posts) -

As a full priced game, I was expecting something on the scope and magnitude of Battlefield 2. Hell, with all the hype lavished on the game, I had no reason to suspect any less.

What I got was what should have been a $40 game. Fanboy spin that. If you're a console gamer, I can forgive you for being a bit daft when it comes to Titanfall. As a PC gamer, I shit on your hype train. They even shaved the playlist for us because the community didn't last for anything with this game.

#49 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6990 posts) -

Hopefully Titanfall 2 has a long single player campaign. That's really the only way I would purchase it.

#50 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6974 posts) -

Team Fortress 2 was updated today.

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2.

The major changes include:

  • Added a new promo item
  • Client/server memory improvements
  • Fixed ragdolls not applying the ice/gold effect for cosmetic items
  • Fixed the Australium Scattergun material looking pixelated
  • Fixed some issues with clipped text in the localized versions
  • Fixed the difficulty of the current challenge not displaying correctly in the MvM scoreboard
  • Snipers can no longer jump immediately after firing a scoped shot
  • Updated the materials for The Dalokohs Bar
  • Updated the equip_region for The Dashin' Hashshashin
  • Updated the Stout Shako to fix a lighting problem
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated rd_asteroid
    • Added line of sight blocker to the front doors to prevent Snipers on battlements from shooting into the bases
    • Removed reduced spawn time bonus for players that die in the enemy base
    • Moved interior battlements health and ammo further into the base
  • Updated pl_cactuscanyon
    • Stage 2
      • Removed from the sequence so stage 1 links to stage 3
    • Stage 3
      • Added rollback to cart while in the train collision zone
      • Cart is now unavailable to push for a short period at the start
      • Adjust spawn times during the final push-pull
      • Pushed spawn gates forward in the right-side exits of Blu spawn
      • Adjusted cover surrounding the middle exit of Red spawn

Yep, completely relevant to Titanfall. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.