Titanfall News

StarCraft 2 Twitter account has a pop at Star Wars: Battlefront 2

"Number of pay-to-win mechanics in SC2..."

While EA continues to fight Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fires ahead of launch this Friday, there are others who sniff an opportunity. In this case it's rival mega-publisher Activision Blizzard, whose StarCraft 2 Twitter account had a pop at Battlefront 2 overnight.

Titanfall's card battling spin-off has been cancelled

Titanfall's card battling spin-off has been cancelled

But another Titanfall mobile game is planned.

Back in September Titanfall developer Respawn announced the card combat spin-off Titanfall: Frontline, but alas, that game has just been cancelled.

"We've learned an incredible amount in the beta test of Titanfall: Frontline, but in the end felt the experience wasn't ready to deliver the intense action-packed gameplay synonymous with Titanfall," developer Particle City state on the game's Facebook page.

That said, the studio founded by Respawn boss Vince Zampella plans to give another crack at making a Titanfall mobile title. "While it's never easy to cancel a game, we're excited to take some of the concepts we saw resonate with players and build off of them in future Titanfall mobile games," the developer said.

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EA recently said that it was committed to the Titanfall franchise, despite Respawn's sequel flopping at launch, but this brand expansion may not be what some of us had in mind as the publisher recently revealed the Asia specific Titanfall Online.

Titanfall 2 confirmed for Q4 launch

Titanfall 2 confirmed for Q4 launch

Mechs, magic and swords. Oh my!

Titanfall is is slated for a Q4 release, publisher EA has confirmed.

This approximate release window was officially revealed in an earnings report, where it noted that Respawn's recently announced sequel will arrive in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which is actually the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016.

This falls in line with a previously leaked release window teased in a piece of marketing material for McFarlane Toy's Titanfall line-up. But that only said "winter" and that it would be "in conjunction" with the game's release, so it could have meant the game wouldn't follow until early 2017.

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Titanfall 2 teaser trailer reveals mechs with swords

Titanfall 2 has been officially revealed and it will contain the series' titular giant mechs... only now equipped with swords.

Developer Respawn released the following teaser trailer noting that a full reveal will follow on 12th June at EA Play, the publisher's pre-E3 event.

We've known for some time that Respawn would be making a Titanfall sequel and that it will feature a single-player campaign, unlike the first game. Lead writer Jesse Stern (NCIS, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) previously said this follow-up would include "a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real".

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Respawn announces new Titanfall game

Respawn has announced a new Titanfall game for smartphones.

The mech shooter franchise will be reborn on iOS and Android devices next year in collaboration with free-to-play game company Nexon (thanks, Gamasutra).

Mobile developer Particle City - a studio co-founded by Respawn boss Vince Zampella - will develop the new game.

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Titanfall sequel will be multiplatform, Respawn confirms

Titanfall sequel will be multiplatform, Respawn confirms

Would like to make maps free for future games.

Titanfall's sequel will be on multiple platforms, developer Respawn has confirmed.

"We're working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we're working on that," Respawn CEO Vince Zampella told IGN. "It'll be multiplatform."

This shouldn't come as a surprise as EA suggested this may be the case as early as 2013.

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Titanfall DLC made free on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

UPDATE: Will remain free forever.

UPDATE 13/3/15 5.04pm: Titanfall's DLC will remain free indefinitely. When asked how long this promotion would last, an EA representative told Euroagmer "There are no time constraints for the Titanfall DLC offer."

Titanfall Deluxe Edition announced, out now on PC

Titanfall developer Respawn has announced a Deluxe Edition of its multiplayer shooter that contains all of its DLC for a discounted price.

Available now on Origin for 33.99 / $39.99, Titanfall Deluxe Edition includes DLC packs Expedition, Frontier's Edge and IMC Rising for a total of 12 added maps to the core game.

The Titanfall Deluxe Edition is due next week on 25th November for Xbox One, where it will go for $49.99 (so around 40ish).

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Titanfall's "biggest update ever" adds new co-op mode tomorrow

Titanfall's "biggest update ever" adds new co-op mode tomorrow

Also adds ranking systems. Two more new modes due in November.

Titanfall is getting what its developer is calling its "biggest update ever" tomorrow with the addition of an all new co-op mode, Respawn has announced via Twitch.

Dubbed Frontier Defense, this new addition to the shooter allows four players to team up to defend a "vital objective" from impending waves of enemies. So it's basically Horde Mode.

Frontier Defense will feature all sorts of enemies - both old an new - including "Grunts and Spectres, stealthy Sniper Spectres and Cloak Drones, explosive Suicide Spectres and Nuclear Titans, ranged Mortar Titans, and even melee-resistant Arc Titans," according to the Titanfall blog

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Respawn announces third and final Titanfall map pack

Respawn has used EA's 2014 Gamescom briefing to reveal the third and final map pack for Titanfall. Dubbed IMC Rising, it introduces three new maps to the Xbox and PC shooter.

There were few further details revealed on IMC Rising - beyond the fact it's due this autumn - though EA and Respawn used the opportunity to recap on Titanfall's success, and how it's become the best-selling game on Xbox One.

In an attempt to pad out this story to an acceptable length, and in the absence of any further details on IMC Rising right now, here's a recap of the last map pack for Titanfall, the well-received Frontier's Edge.

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Titanfall update four adds new features, Marked for Death mode

Titanfall update four adds new features, Marked for Death mode

Balance changes, bug fixes and matchmaking.

Respawn has detailed the latest update for first-person shooter Titanfall, which adds new features, bug fixes and balance tweaks.

Update four adds a raft of new features to the game, including the new Marked for Death game mode.

Marked for Death sees a player on each team singled out for special attention. You need to kill the enemy mark while protecting your teammate.

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Xbox One plays catch up in Japan with solid launch line-up

Microsoft has unveiled its line-up of Xbox One software for the console's Japanese launch on 9th September.

The 29 titles on offer include the vast majority of 2014's biggest titles, along with those available back at the console's initial launch last November in North America and parts of Europe.

Titanfall, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes top the bill, although the latter will only be available as a download title in Japan, Famitsu reported (thanks, Kotaku).

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Amid rumours of Titanfall 2 for PS4, EA and Respawn reflect on a successful launch

Amid rumours of Titanfall 2 for PS4, EA and Respawn reflect on a successful launch

"No decisions have been made. That'll be next week!"

The word on the E3 street last week was that developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher EA had already done a deal for a sequel to Titanfall - and that it would release on PlayStation platforms as well as Xbox consoles and PC.

Last month EA boss Andrew Wilson confirmed that EA and Respawn had signed a new publishing agreement and would "bring new Titanfall experiences to players worldwide". While his comment didn't explicitly state a Titanfall 2 was in the works, it was implied.

At E3 I had a chance to chat with both Wilson and Respawn boss Vince Zampella to ask them about the future of the franchise, and while both refused to confirm that Titanfall 2 was already in the works, it sounds like more games in the series will be released.

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Titanfall update to add two new modes, Titan features

An upcoming Titanfall patch will bring two new modes to the game: Marked for Death and Wingman LTS.

The former sees one player on each team "Marked for Death". Players must protect the targeted player on their side while hunting the target in the enemy faction.

Wingman LTS, meanwhile, is a smaller two-on-two version of Last Titan Standing. It's the game's first mode that isn't designed to be six-on-six.

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Titanfall PC removes CTF and Pilot Hunter from public playlists

Now accessible only in Private Matches or Variety mode.

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has removed Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter modes from its general search parameters. Now, the only way to access these game modes is through Variety - which picks a mode at random - or setting up a Private Match, which requires 12 friends to organise a session. (Thanks, RockPaperShotgun).

Titanfall to add "extreme" 144fps support - on PC

Major patch detailed, no change in Xbox One resolution.

Titanfall's third major game update will add "extreme frame-rate" support for PC versions of the game, developer Respawn has announced, up to 144fps. But there's no change for the Xbox One version.

Titanfall update adds private matches

Titanfall update adds private matches

Along with a host of other changes.

By most accounts Titanfall is a great multiplayer first-person shooter, but it launched with one glaring omission: there were no options for private matches. That's finally being fixed in its latest patch.

As of today, Titanfall's private match feature has gone into beta. Now you can set up an up to 12-player game populated entirely by your pals. All game modes are available for private matches and you can decide who gets to be on which team.

The downside: there's no XP or Achievements earned in private matches. In the beta, each round will end with the usual Last Game Summary results screen, but these details won't carry over into your lifetime total.

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Titanfall on Xbox 360 will run at over 30fps

And contain all the content of its next-gen forbear.

Titanfall's Xbox 360 conversion has been shrouded in mystery, but developer Bluepoint Games just confirmed that it will run above 30fps and contain all the game modes and content of its Xbox One and PC counterparts.

Titanfall game modes tweaked in new patch

Titanfall developer Respawn has made a list of changes to the game's modes and weapons in a new server patch deployed over the weekend.

Score limits and damage totals seem to be the major alterations - the Smart Pistol has been nerfed when not locked on, while arc grenades will no longer draw on friendly Pilots or Titans.

There's a host of bugfixes too, Respawn revealed.

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Titanfall boosts Xbox One sales by 96 per cent in the UK

Titanfall boosts Xbox One sales by 96 per cent in the UK

Is, predictably, the UK's number one game.

The release of Titanfall boosted Xbox One sales by a whopping 96 per cent in the UK compared to the console's sales the previous week.

Respawn's PC and Xbox One shooter is the UK's best-selling game, as expected, and is the biggest release of 2014 so far with more than double the sales of what had been 2014's current leader, FIFA 14, Chart-Track revealed. The Xbox 360 version releases in a couple of weeks.

The eye-catching 399 Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which includes a download token of the game, accounted for over 70 per cent of all Xbox One hardware sold last week.

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Xbox One closing monthly US sales gap on PS4

Xbox One closing monthly US sales gap on PS4

Now only a "narrow margin" between them.

PlayStation 4 was way ahead in the US at the start of the year, but the gap seems to have closed.

Last month NPD reported that January PS4 sales were nearly double Xbox One sales. This month PS4 sales are higher but only by a "narrow margin". And we can estimate the numbers.

Microsoft said 258,000 Xbox Ones were sold, and NPD said Xbox One sold "over 90 per cent" of what PS4 sold.

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Why the PC version of Titanfall is a 48GB install

"It's almost all audio," explains Respawn.

Those of you who have downloaded the PC version of Titanfall already might have noticed it's a hefty install: just shy of 49GB. By comparison, the Xbox One version, due out in the UK this Friday, weighs in at roughly 17GB.

Digital FoundryTitanfall ships at 792p on Xbox One

Respawn: "We're trying to optimise... we don't want to give up anything for higher res."

Titanfall launches at the same "792p" resolution as the beta code released last month, according to reports that surfaced over the weekend, and officially confirmed by Respawn lead engineer Richard Baker during a recent interview with Digital Foundry.

Xbox One controller must be updated for stereo headset adapter to work

The Xbox One controller must be updated as well as the console itself for the stereo headset adapter to work, Microsoft has said.

The Xbox One stereo headset adapter is used to connect chat or stereo headsets, such as the official Xbox One stereo headset, to your controller. But it won't work unless you update the controller, and you can't do this unless you have the latest system update, which contains the newest controller software.

Here's what to do: plus in the stereo headset adaptor into the bottom of your controller, plug in a headset, then plug the big end of the included USB cable into the port on the side of the console. That should make instructions to install the update display on your screen. Follow them. Microsoft said the update can take up to three minutes, so put the kettle on.

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Titanfall Season Pass announced, priced at 19.99

Titanfall Season Pass announced, priced at 19.99

Three expansions planned, each containing new maps and other TBA stuff.

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Titanfall will have a Season Pass. Announced today, this pass to Titanfall's upcoming DLC will cost 19.99 / $24.99 and give players access the three upcoming DLC packs. The Season Pass will be $5 (about 3) less than it would be to buy all the DLC separately.

Those purchasing the PC version of Titanfall can bundle the Season Pass with the game in the Titanfall Digital Deluxe Edition, which is currently priced at 59.99 / $79.99 on Origin, where it's exclusively sold.

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 Season Passes will go on sale at retailers along with the console versions when they launch on 13th and 28th March respectively (and 11th March and 25th March for our North American friends).

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Major Xbox One update rolled out

Major Xbox One update rolled out

5.1 Dolby Digital! 50Hz output! More!

Microsoft is rolling out a major update to the Xbox One that addresses a raft of issued users have had with the console.

It improves matchmaking, party chat and friends features and comes ahead of the launch of the multiplayer shooter Titanfall, set to be the biggest Xbox One title to date.

Other highlights include the addition of 5.1 Dolby Digital through optical out. This means devices such as sound bars and headsets with only optical in can receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from Xbox One over optical. Microsoft is also adding support for Dolby Digital surround sound over HDMI.

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Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

Thanks early adopters, but don't expect a retroactive refund.

Microsoft has announced the first Xbox One price cut.

From 28th February Xbox One will carry an estimated retail price of 399.99 in the UK. It currently costs 429.99.

Coinciding with the announcement, Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One Titanfall bundle that leaked online earlier this morning. This Titanfall bundle includes an Xbox One console, the Kinect sensor, a standard Xbox One wireless controller, a standard Xbox One Chat Headset, one month of Xbox Live Gold membership and a digital copy of Titanfall for the same price of 399.99. You can pre-order the bundle from today.

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Titanfall beta data mined, new maps discovered

Titanfall beta data mined, new maps discovered

Plus perks, modes, even SplitScreen.

The names of new Titanfall maps, modes and more have been found in the beta game data.

There are the names and title images of 13 maps, and one is called Smuggler's Cove, discovered NeoGAF poster RazorUK (data added to by no1dead on Reddit).

Here they are one by one (NeoGAF has gone a step further and matched existing game screenshots to the new map-names):

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Xbox One controller input "fix" coming in firmware update

Xbox One's controller input will be tweaked as part of the system's February firmware update.

The "fix" has been added specifically at the request of Titanfall's development team, The Verge reported, in another sign of just how crucial Microsoft is treating the game's launch.

"It's just fixing the controller input, really," Titanfall design lead Justin Hendry explained. "It wasn't really where we felt it should be; it was a little overly twitchy with the current controls. Now it's fixed. We're happy with it."

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Titanfall beta sign-up opens for PC and Xbox One

Titanfall beta sign-up opens for PC and Xbox One

UPDATE: Beta now open to everyone on Xbox One. PC should follow.

UPDATE 16/02/2014 08:00 GMT: Good news for Xbox One owners who missed out on a beta key: Respawn has now opened the game up to everyone on Microsoft's next-gen console.

According to Xbox Live's Major Nelson, the Titanfall beta should show up in the New Game Demos section of the Xbox One dashboard.

Respawn's Vince Zampella wrote on Twitter last night that "PC will follow", suggesting that may happen as soon as Sunday.

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Xbox One firmware update will let you manage storage

Xbox One firmware update will let you manage storage

New multiplayer and party changes in place before Titanfall.

Microsoft will allow users to see and manage Xbox One storage space in a new firmware update due next week.

Full details of the 11th February update will be released in due course, but the top changes were teased today in a new blog post by Microsoft exec Marc Whitten.

As well as viewing and manage your hard drive space, similar to Xbox 360, you'll also be able to manage your download queue, which will be split into separate lists for games and apps.

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Titanfall PC, Xbox One beta confirmed, rumoured for Valentine's Day

Titanfall PC, Xbox One beta confirmed, rumoured for Valentine's Day

The Xbox 360 version is being handled by Bluepoint Games.

A Titanfall beta on PC and Xbox One has been confirmed by Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella on Twitter.

Unfortunately he said nothing of the dates or if it will also be on Xbox 360. "Details in the coming days," he teased.

Zampella's confirmation of the beta follows rumours that it will run from 14th February through 19th February. French publication Xboxygen has pics of promotional materials advertising said beta and reportedly heard from a source at Zappos that it will be available for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 via both Zappos and GameStop. We've requested confirmation from Titanfall publisher EA on this, but have yet to hear back.

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Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

Xbox One advert hacked with clues to in-game extras.

An updated version of Microsoft's ubiquitous Xbox One advert includes hidden clues to a Titanfall promotion.

Eagle-eyed Reddit users spotted the updated advert on UK TV last night, which includes quick flashes of code hidden within the existing advert.

If you haven't seen the regular version of the advert yet (we don't believe you), it's the one where sad people without Xbox Ones are gestured at by Steven Gerrard, Spock and a Roman soldier to "come on" and buy one.

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Titanfall test gameplay footage hits the internet

Titanfall test gameplay footage hits the internet

Textures reduced to 25 per cent resolution, Respawn says.

There is a test of Titanfall going on right now, and so footage has leaked onto the internet.

A raft of videos are currently online showing Respawn's multiplayer shooter in action, but they may not be around for long. Titanfall publisher EA, which had those accepted into the test sign a non-disclosure agreement, has spent the weekend having videos of the game removed from the likes of YouTube.

Last week EA sent out invitations to what it described as a "technical test" of the Xbox One version of the game. It ends tonight. Respawn has yet to announce a beta. The game launches in March on PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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Titanfall won't launch with mod support

Titanfall won't launch with mod support

Respawn says it "will have to evaluate after launch."

Highly anticipated mech-based shooter Titanall won't launch with mod tools upon its 11th March release on PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360, developer Respawn has confirmed.

Studio co-founder and Call of Duty co-creator Vince Zampella revealed this omission on Twitter where upon being asked if the PC version of Titanfall would come with mod tools, the developer replied, "Not at launch for sure."

All is not lost, however as Zampella added that the studio "will have to evaluate after launch." Fingers crossed.

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EA talks multiplatform Titanfall sequels

Promising mech shooter Titanfall is one of Xbox One's flagship titles, but EA is considering future titles in the series for launch as fully multiplatform releases.

Speaking in an investor call last night (transcribed by Seeking Alpha), EA exec Blake J. Jorgensen explained that the publisher already had its eyes on a multiplatform future.

"I'm sure that there will be future Titanfalls at some point that may be on multiple product platforms," he said.

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Titanfall will remain exclusive to Xbox One, 360 and PC forever

Titanfall will remain exclusive to Xbox One, 360 and PC forever

UPDATE: Respawn co-founder says this only applies to "this release," not the series.

UPDATE: Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has suggested that Titanfall - or at least a Titanfall sequel - could come to PS4 after all.

When asked on Twitter if Respawn would make PS4 games in the future, Zampella replied, "Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall."

Furthermore, when asked, "does the new announcement regarding Titanfall exclusivity to Xbox mean the Titanfall series or this release?" Zampella replied, "Just this release."

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EA announces Titanfall PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One release date

EA announces Titanfall PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One release date

UPDATE: In the UK on 14th March, 249 Collector's Edition available.

UPDATE: EA has told Eurogamer that Titanfall's UK release date is actually 14th March, a Friday. The game's wallet-busting Collector's Edition will also land on our shores - for the same number of pounds as its priced in dollars, a whopping 249.

ORIGINAL STORY: EA has announced the Titanfall PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One release date as "beginning" 13th March 2014 in Europe. In North America the date is 11th March.

The 13th is a Thursday, which is an unusual day for a game to launch in the UK. Normally games come out on a Friday. I'm checking it out.

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Titanfall will be playable at Eurogamer Expo

For the first time in the UK.

Pew pew! Not long now until the Eurogamer Expo at the end of the month, and as you may have seen over the weekend, Respawn has confirmed that Titanfall will be playable at the show, marking the first time it's been available for public hands-on in the UK.

Microsoft: Xbox 360 will last three more years

Will ship over 100 games for Xbox 360.

All eyes have turned to the next-generation and, in Microsoft's case, Xbox One, due out alongside the PlayStation 4 in November. But according to one senior Xbox executive, the eight-year-old Xbox 360 has plenty of life left in its old bones.

Titanfall's Attrition mode shown off in new gameplay footage

Titanfall developer Respawn has shown off a new mode in fresh gameplay footage revealed during EA's just-concluded Gamescom 2013 press conference.

The mode involves shadowing a mech around and surviving a vicious assault on foot and in a mech yourself.

The footage also reveals a new map, named Angel City. It's an urban environment with tall buildings and lots of cover. And also huge, hulking mechs.

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Respawn's Titanfall confirmed for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Respawn's Titanfall confirmed for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

UPDATE: Due out spring 2014, 360 version outsourced.

Respawn's "entirely multiplayer" action game Titanfall will be released in spring 2014 on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Respawn is only assisting with the Xbox 360 version of the game, with the bulk of development handed to an "external studio".

A recorded gameplay video provided the big finish at Microsoft's E3 press conference today.

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