E3 2013 PS: 'Titanfall'

E3 2013 PS: ‘Titanfall’

Titanfall Cover Image

As we all know, things at E3 can be a tad hectic and unfortunately since the Flickcast isn’t a massive team of contributors, sometimes things do slip through the cracks but if it is important enough, we’ll make sure to circle back and cover it. And one of those trailers we are happy to revisit is Titanfall. In addition to the fantastic trailer below there are a ton of reasons to actually care about Titanfall.

The first is the game’s pedigree. Titanfall is the first game from Respawn Entertainment. And while most people would hesitate to jump to a studio’s first game, others remember that Respawn Entertainment was founded from those who left Infinity Ward, the studio behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, after disagreements with Activision.

That means that this multiplayer only shooter is being created by the team that perfected modern online FPS gameplay. While the Call of Duty games always tried to push for a single player story, it was the online multiplayer that kept the games amongst the top played games online at all times. Even though there will be some single player style elements such as NPCs, the goal is still multiplayer.

Something else very exciting about Titanfall is its exclusivity to PC and the XBox One. Knowing full well that PlayStation 4 is coming out with guns blazing, Microsoft ponied up to get this Respawn Entertainment as an exclusive on their next gen platform. With backing from EA, this easily could have been multiplatform but Microsoft saw something in it that made it worth the hefty price tag of exclusivity.

And aside from pretty new next-gen graphics, what is worth that price tag? Free running and mechs. Now I know you’ll say you’ve seen free running in games before and I know you’ll say you’ve seen mechs too but there is something special about the way they come together in Titanfall that makes it feel special. Things don’t feel so scripted like they do in Assassin’s Creed and the mechs give a whole new scale to the shooter arena.

There is something very special coming with Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment and EA to the PC and XBox One in 2014.



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