Titanfall beta? "We're definitely thinking about it" says Respawn

Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella teases beta for upcoming Xbox and PC multiplayer shooter; new Ogre and Stryder titan classes revealed.


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Tonight during the Spike VGA Awards, Respawn Entertainment addressed the possibility of a beta period for its upcoming Xbox and PC multiplayer shooter Titanfall.

"We're definitely thinking about it," cofounder Vince Zampella said during the awards show, noting that there is nothing to announce right now.

In addition, a new teaser phoneline tied to the fictional Hammond Robotics company--accessible at 1-888-88TITAN--specifically mentions an upcoming beta test. (Ed. Note. I have been informed on Twitter that if you call this number from Canada, you will be connected to an adult phone line).

Also during the segment, Zampella confirmed that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Titanfall will not feature any kind of Kinect integration.

Kinect "didn't fit the game," Zampella said.

What's more, Respawn announced two new titan classes for Titanfall tonight: Ogre and Stryder. The Ogre titan class is more heavily armored and is thus slow, while the Stryder class is described as having greater speed, acceleration, and agility than all other titans.

Once players unlock the Ogre, they will be able to use it whenever they want. So far, two titans are confirmed for Titanfall, though Zampella suggested that more may be announced later.

Addressing the current state of the game, Zampella said Titanfall is "content lock," meaning the game's content and features are finished. Respawn will spend the remaining time until launch on March 11, 2014 balancing and testing the game to ensure a smooth experience for players.

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