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Respawn Excited but Worried by Titanfall’s Launch, Beta Won’t Have NDA; Only 3 Titans at Launch

by on February 2, 2014 4:56 PM 67

Respawn Entertainment is gearing up for the incoming launch of Titanfall on March 11th, and of course there are mixed feelings about it, as expressed by co-founder Vince Zampella on Twitter when ashed if he’s excited:

Yes, but mixed with a bit of fear. We want the launch to be as smooth as possible. Beta should help.

Have to commend that kind of honesty. Hopefully the beta will help to smooth things out as much as possible. Respawn seems to be confident enough to let it happen without a non disclosure agreement in place, as Zampella explained when asked if it’ll be possible to post videos on YouTube.

Should be, it won’t be restricted like the alpha.

As an added bonus, Community Manager Abbie Heppe mentioned that we shouldn’t expect more titan reveals before launch.

There are not more than 3 titans. Bam! Knowledge : )

Considering that the Ogre, the Atlas and the Stryder seem to cover the three Heavy/Medium/Light archetypes pretty well, that’s not so surprising.

According to Respawn Entertainment we should hear more about the beta and the hardware requirement for the game soon, as the developer is waiting for the relevant data to be finalyzed.

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  • Wargreymon559 .

    720@60 with only 3 Titans??Yea that’s a recipe for disaster,

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      What do you need exactly besides heavy/medium/light, each with several weapon variants?

      Remember that more types they add, the more balancing gets hard to do. And a game like Titanfall lives and dies on balancing.

      • bigshynepo

        Giuseppe, what’s your take on the massive sales gap between the Titanfall (XB1) and Titanfall (X360)?
        Check Amazon and vgchartz, it’s looks like Titanfall for 360 is getting no sales traction at all. Weird, since there are 80 million X360s and only 4 million XB1s.

        I tipped the site but if you don’t want to write an article, I’d still really appreciate hearing your opinion.

        • DarthDiggler

          @bigshynepo:disqus

          Interesting data, I’d be alarmed if I was MS. Honestly I didn’t realize this was going to be on X360 as well until about a month ago. MS has been positioning this for XBONE so much perhaps they aren’t getting the message out.

          Also some people may be doing a “wait and see”. It’s not like everyone in the wold knows this is from the former COD devs.

          • bigshynepo

            Thanks for your response, with Amazon showing Titanfall (360) at #663 and Titanfall (XB1) at #37, it seems that Microsoft might have forgotten the 80 Million X360 owners they could’ve been marketing too. :o

    • AJ

      LOL. You, sir, are funny.

    • Alex T

      fps > Resolution. Always. I and many others will take 720p/60fps over 1080p/30fps any day. Yes higher res is nice but getting fraped is unacceptable, especially in a First Person Shooter. The 3 titans pretty much cover all bases, light medium and heavy.

      • Wargreymon559 .

        720/60FPS in that case you should have stuck with your 360 instead of an X1.

        • Alex T

          Obvious troll is obvious

          • Wargreymon559 .

            Lol no.I’m still over here trying to figure out how you guys we’re able to let M$ sell you a piece of hardware that isn’t even next gen.

          • Adamphetamine

            Lol, no, you are a jealous troll, quite obviously, and not a good one at that. You wouldn’t be on a titanfall article if you didn’t like the game or weren’t jealous. Oh hmm I don’t like forza cuz I’m on ps4, but aw yeah I’m going to go to every article on forza and tell them how much I don’t want it!!! Yeah, exactly, your jealousy is apparent as is your ignorance, no wonder why xboxers call us ps4 owners sony ponies, I hate being lumped in with the lot of you embarrassing jealous teens.

          • Not A PC Gamer

            Troll or not he still brings up valid points.

            Read my reply to him.. does it anger you?

          • James Bauer

            He’s brings up a situational circumstance. 1080p *can* look noticeably better than 720p, but it isn’t a golden rule. Define “better.” What a bout a 720p game with high res textures, and a 1080p game without them? Which one looks “better?”

            Besides, his assumption isn’t even accurate, as I stated above – it really isn’t a case of 1080p vs 720p, it’s the case of native 1080p vs unscaled 1080p.

          • Justin Curtright

            Hey NAPCG, what’s your PSN tag, I’m getting a PS4 in a couple days, think you and I could have some good times.

          • lll NaS lll

            Give it some time, I think every game will be 1080p at the end of this year. Do you even see the difference between 720p and 1080p? it’s not that big.

            Look at PS4 games, most of them are 1080p but are they system seller? NOPE!

          • Wargreymon559 .

            Can’t tell the difference between 720 and 1080?AHHAHAHAHAHAHAH oh wait you were serious??Let me laugh even harder ahahahahahahah.

          • lll NaS lll

            Keep laughing while we enjoy TitanFall.

          • James Bauer

            All games are unscaled, so it really isn’t a case of 1080p vs 720p, it’s the case of native 1080p vs unscaled 1080p, and the upscaler on the X1 is really good. That being said, even if the former was the case, not everyone can tell the difference, since other factors came come into play. One version could have higher/lower res texture packs, or perhaps the user only has a 720p television.

            That being said, I’ve watched various BF4 comparison vids from different sources, and I am srtill convinced that the X1 version looks better. It’s much crisper and defined, while the PS4 version looks washed out.

          • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Boogie Monster

            The same way you let Sony sell you a next gen system with barely anything worth playing on it.

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            im preeeeeeeeetty sure thats because its launch… so that comment was preeeeeeeeeeeetty stupid lol.. however this guy is one of those Sony fanboys who dont know how to argue without bringing up ‘resolution-gate’ time and time again… -__- i think Titanfall for what it is is going to be a very good game.. i just think if its overly stressed to being the next CoD (even though CoD is garbage in my opinion lol) then its bound to fail or not receive the love it actually deserves, so i honestly wish Titanfall the best of luck, i just wish it was’nt so overhyped! -__- (PS im a Sony Fanboy too ¬__¬ lol)

          • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Boogie Monster

            How is that a “stupid” comment? He asked how we could all be duped into buying the XB1, “which isn’t even next-gen” according to him. The XB1 sold me on what it could do, what it will potentially be able to do and the games. Sony has been touting the PS4 as a console for gamers, yet I’m seeing people on here talking about how they’ve barely gotten any use from their system and how its collecting dust. Meanwhile, I’ve been using my XB1 practically every day and enjoying the games I have for it. This gen is bringing all the pricks out to play and it’s sad. From what I’ve seen for myself, any differences in current multiplats are barely worth mentioning. This isn’t last gen when the differences between multiplat games on the Xbox 360 and PS3 were blatant.

            As for Titanfall being overhyped, I think at this point the Sony fans are the ones talking about it more than anyone, even the Xbox fans because they’re so busy trying to tear it down anytime news drops on it. Mostly everyone who has played the game loves it. Everyone else trashing it either hasn’t played it or dismisses the game saying it’s CoD with mechs, which basically means they haven’t played it since that’s not the case at all.

            I don’t even know why I’m writing all this, I’m just sick of hearing and reading all the negativity as one camp tries to nuke the other.

          • Bilal Prince- Ali

            jesus dude im not being negative!!! loool im litrerally just stating my opinon!? Me saying its a stupid comment is becuase he CLEARLY is referring to the resolution shizz not the fact it has no games! which youuu clearly argued so those are 2 complete different arguments that you replied to him with if you get what i mean..? :S… i have 2 friends here at uni with X1’s and they literally only play Killer Instinct because its the only game with replay value to them.. they’re always at mines playing Fifa 14 so BOTH consoles have their fans that ignore the console its only natural.. you and I on the other hand are people that play the hell out of their consoles because i CERTAINLY play the crap out of mines! im not hating or disrespecting the X1 i personally wouldnt purchase one but only because it does nothing for me but i CERTAINLY appreciate the console for the what is adds to the games industry dude.. Im a video games developer/designer that goes to Bournemouth University in the UK and i hang out with A LOTTTTTTT of gamers and i kid you not EVERYONE that has interest in this game and has the means of playing this game (xbox or PC) literally touts this game as the next biggest thing in gaming without first playing it. and iwasnt saying its the same as CoD im saying the IMPACT of CoD in the industry and its sales and ability to generate consistent hype and appeal if you get what i mean…?

          • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Boogie Monster

            No worries, man. ;)

          • b00mfargl3

            Obvious troll continues to troll.

        • PatcherStation

          I bet the 360 versions holds up well. The One and PS4 haven’t kicked in yet.

      • DarthDiggler

        @disqus_GgQRZ2Wuyl:disqus Depends on the game depends on the developers. I like great resolution and frame rates too, but I can’t say better than the devs which route is the more advantageous way to go.

        I am glad on PS4 I don’t seem to have to make a choice.

    • Sǯdi Sǻymeh

      1080p without titanfall and only 2 exclusives that sucks so yeah X1>PS4 (so far)

      • PatcherStation

        My PS4 is gathering dust, waiting for new releases. Went back to my PS3 for DVD and Blu-ray play back, more so for 3D Blu-rays, as the PS4 won’t play them. I need a PS4 update and a duster.

        • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

          Funny that u say u have a ps4, when I seen u n other post saying that u would not get one at all. U r such a troll and rightfully be called out like the troll that u r. All u guys here talking bad about the ps4 on a site that’s geared towards ps4. So why be here, go to ign or polygon

    • Painkillr

      March will prove you so wrong

    • Adamphetamine

      Its so obvious you are interested and jealous of the game else you wouldn’t be here trying to troll. Titanfall is the most hyped and wanted game of nextgen, 3 titans with more via DLC later, yeah sounds like disaster, but not for xbox one or titanfall, maybe infamous. I have a ps4 but am getting an xbox one for titanfall among other exclusives they are getting. To lie and troll that you don’t like the game is just a childish move by desperate jealous teens.

      Adults can actually give praise where it’s due, even if on a competing system, it’s embarrassing watching you sony fans acting the way you do, you make us sony guys look like jealous fools.

      • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

        Just like u can give praise to a game, ppl can also point out the flaws of a game. You can say all you want about how it will have so many ppl in the game if u count the much bots, come on give me a break. If you want to play against AI, then that’s you. But I play multi competitive to play against other HUMANS!!!! Call me silly. Also, the mechs don’t even evolve and get smarter, your stuck with that pile of junk. And I have seen you in other post saying bad stuff about this game and bone, ur just a lame troll that trays to stir the pot. And rly, 720 is the best they can do?? Don’t give me this crap about u won’t notice it, 720 was last gen PERIOD. If they cant make this game run better then that, then that should be called out. Just because ppl don’t like that it is, doesn’t change the fact that it is.

        • Wargreymon559 .

          Thank you you just saved me from writing a wall of text to this ignorant child.

    • lll NaS lll

      Don’t you people get tired of 720p BS? What makes a game great? Grahpics or the Gameplay?

      I mean look at Killzone on PS4… good looking Grahpics but the game sucks!

      TitanFall gameplay will be dope, I think TitanFall will be close to CoD4 gameplay.

      • DarthDiggler

        @lllNaSlll:disqus Had you played Titanfall? No and honestly doesn’t sound like you played Killzone either. :) I have the game it’s not terrible, I like it better than Killzone 3 but not as much as Killzone 2.

        • lll NaS lll

          Yes I have played Killzone on PS4, MP is sh*T.

    • Jessika S.

      So 720p automatically makes this a bad game, I want to see you spin this one when games get heavy and resolution will take a hit on PS4.

      • DarthDiggler

        @WhoMeNoYou:disqus

        720p doesn’t automatically = bad, but it’s hard to position your product as next gen when it isn’t surpassing the basic metrics of last gen.

        All this talk of “I can barely see the difference” is just nonsense really. 1080p and 720p are night and day. Not saying you can’t get a quality image out of 720p, just saying you will get a much better one out of 1080p more often than not (if you have the hardware to handle it).

        Is anyone else agreeing with you that Ryse is the best looking next gen title? I kind of thought the common consensus was Killzone was the next gen graphical showcase.

        You know it’s funny back when X360 was the system with the higher resolution there was never any real question from an Xbox fan as to which system had better graphics. I had never heard “they look about the same, you can’t tell”. Rarely were these Xbox fans bashful about telling you either. :)

        • Jessika S.

          This is what I said “can you see a difference YES a small one but to the average gamer it all looks the same”
          I love Killzone but Ryse is the best looking game out right now is it a good game, maybe not but when it comes to graphics Ryse wins. Even Battlefield 4 looks better than Killzone on PS4.
          Is 1080p better than 720p YES… I do agree with you on mostly everything you said but I give credit when credit is due.

          • DarthDiggler

            @WhoMeNoYou:disqus

            You haven’t really played Killzone SF have you?

            Battlefield does look good, but doesn’t have true 1080p in mutliplayer, Killzone SF has 1080p 60fps. I think Killzone looks prettier than BF4. I like Killzone MP for the customizable matches and I life BF4 for the scale of the matches.

            BF4 looks more realistic, for one it’s in a modern day setting and features realtime destruction. Killzone does better on shadows and lighting though (overall).

          • Jessika S.

            Yes I play Killzone Almost every day and NO is does not look better to me than Battlefield. Killzone doesn’t even feel like it’s complete to me, it’s like something off about it.

          • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

            What’s ur psn name then?? Mines thehitman1398 and u can look at my trophies and I can prove to u that I have played both bf4 and killzone. And for u to say that u have is just a lie, or not to be mean, need better glasses. Cuz u have not player both and make ur statement, if u have then ur just a simple minded troll being paid off by micro$oft. We all know how they like to pay ppl for fake reviews…..

          • Jessika S.

            Enough Said…..

          • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

            Lol, nice one. But call me silly u could easily work at a game shop n take this pic quick. Still don’t believe u, why u so scared to put up ur psn name?? Cuz u can block anything anybody sees on it and don’t have to worry bout anything? This just adds to my suspicion that u have never played the game.. nice try though, got to do better then that. I already proved without a doubt that I have, alls u have yo do is show ur psn name, simple right ??

          • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

            I have nothing to hide, its also like how I have my account on this website fully visible so ppl can see my past post I’d they want so they know I’m not filp-floping, unlike you. Go troll somewhere else little one.

          • Axe99

            I’m sorry, but I’ve played plenty of BF4 and KZ:SF on PS4, and KZ:SF looks substantially better than BF4. There’s just no way around this – the textures are sharper, the resolution is better, the lighting is a generation ahead and the animations are more detailed. As a bonus, the lag’s less and the gameplay unique as well.

      • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

        I like how everybody defending the xbone knows what the “average” gamer will or will not notice. Stop with all the crap that u r more educated and therefore have a better opinion. Remember, its just ur simple little opinion, NOT truth, and then we can have a conversation. Everybody just needs to stop thinking they know what the average gamer will notice, cuz u DONT!!!!

  • delsin row

    i just cant get it.720p/3 titans/only 12 people on matches! it doesnt feel right

    • Alex T

      Refer to the above about res/fps/ titans. But seriously does 6v6 really matter? Just because there is the capability of 32v32 doesn’t mean it will feel right for the game. When you add titans and bots there will be plenty of things to shoot.

      • delsin row

        i want real people to shoot at.like battlefield.imagine 64 person in this game!
        but we”ll see what happen at lunch. i really trust vince

        • Joshua Collin

          Trust me when I say 6v6 is perfect. If you went 64 players with the ability to use auto-titan then you would have 64 players AND 64 titans in a game. The maps would have to be bigger then Battlefield for that to work….It’s hard to understand now but wait until the beta, everyone will understand then.

          • delsin row

            well i didnt try the beta version.if you guys said it was ok.then we have no problem :D

          • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Boogie Monster

            Trust me, when and if you play the game, you’ll agree that 6v6 works just fine. At that count, it’s already super chaotic.

          • Judgephoenix

            It is perfect. If people had 64 trust me atleast 10 of the enemy players would camp. I am pretty sure they wanted to avoid that. I mean you can camp all you want on this one but your A.I teammates will get raped lol. Think of it this way you are basically their Guardians who lead them to Victory.

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    • Jessika S.

      I also thought it would suck but then I played the Alpha and it was fun, really fun.

  • http://www.sovideogaming.com/ SteveO GameO

    yea it is always a really nevus time when releasing a new game and even more so when a beta because it can change the future course of your game for the good or bad and many times it is out of your control once a beta is released.

  • Kyle Jackson

    1080p on my PC with Oculus Rift sometime in the future? Sold!

    • Adamphetamine

      So looking forward to Rift

      • Kyle Jackson

        I got downvoted because the rift isn’t coming to consoles :P

  • Nick TwinkleToes Setzer

    Sounds good, can’t wait to try it out, the titans all seem to be covered:
    1.) Fast, avg damage, low armor.
    2.) Slow, heavy damage, high armor.
    2.) Avg speed, avg damage, avg armor.
    they are all fully customizable (ie right arm canon right arm, macjine gun, special ability electric shock etc etc etc) … and come in general loadout

  • Shawn

    why is it the only people who complain about resolution is the sony camp and if resloution is what everybody cares about we all would be pc gamers from the jump, it’s these people who make gamers look bad they are pathetic the alpha was amazing, I have been noticing that sony people aint playing the ps4 and they are too busy comment on ever xbox article. Real gamers looking for people to play bf4 or any games add me ps4- IKIRYIPT xb1- IK IR Y IP T wii u- krypt83 …

  • Opt1kon

    I think they have nothing to worry about its not that large of a player count so it should be smoothed out i know it will really run smooth on the PC can’t wait to play it

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    “There are not more than 3 titans. Bam! Knowledge : )”-Abbie Heppe

    LOL. Good to know though there’s more in store :)

  • Redinferno124

    When this releases in March, all of you buying this better just sit down and STFU and play the damn thing instead of coming here to complain about dumb BS.

    Why do you all think Respawn is concerned? Because you guys (you know who you are) watch a few short trailers and right away the game is the greatest thing on the planet and anything less is unacceptable.

    These guys are basically saying, “man I wish everyone would just chill the f**k out and let us make this damn game.”

  • PatcherStation

    The One is a next gen console defo, it just needed a bit more beefy up and Microsoft knows that. As for Titanfall, I wonder how many more sales they’d pull in if there was a single player campaign? Games like this and games like The Crew and The Division which have a single player campaign, but you have to be online with Plus and Gold, it’ll dampen sales.

  • Emir Gacevic

    I own a ps4…but would love to play this.

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