Respawn's Titanfall launching spring 2014
[UPDATE] Electronic Arts confirms new game from Call of Duty creators launching next year on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
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[UPDATE] Today during Microsoft's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft confirmed Titanfall will launch only on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One in spring 2014. Respawn Entertainment is making the Xbox One version, while an unspecified external studio is handling the Xbox 360 iteration.
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The first game from Respawn Entertainment--the studio founded by Call of Duty co-creators Vince Zampella and Jason West--is called Titanfall and is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in spring 2014. That's according to the latest issue of Game Informer, obtained by a NeoGAF user.
"After a bitter split with Activision and Call of Duty, Respawn debuts its bold vision for next-gen multiplayer," the magazine's cover reads.
Respawn Entertainment trademarked the name Titanfall in April 2013.
The magazine contains numerous details concerning Titanfall, the first of which is that the project was originally targeted for current-generation systems. After realizing its ambitions were too grand for existing technology, Respawn looked into shifting to next-generation kits.
As was previously rumored, Titanfall will apparently be a first-person shooter that combines mechs (called Titans) and ground combat through player characters called Pilots. The game is supposedly being built on the Source engine and will run at 60 frames per second.
The Xbox 360 version is supposedly being developed by an external studio, though this outfit was not named.
The game will also reportedly use Microsoft's cloud technology for dedicated servers, physics, and artificial intelligence. According to the magazine, Titanfall is aiming for a vibe similar to films like District 9 or Blade Runner.
Respawn Entertainment was not immediately available to comment on the leak. The developer has previously teased that it will reveal its new project during next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Zampella hinted on Twitter yesterday that the new game will be shown during Electronic Arts' E3 2013 briefing on Monday, June 10. EA is publishing the studio's game through its EA Partners program.
"Some of the guys are working on a little surprise for the EA press conference on Monday," he said.