Here’s When the Next Titanfall 2 Beta Starts

Here’s When the Next Titanfall 2 Beta Starts

Respawn’s Lead Engineer Jon Shiring details the development team’s findings from Titanfall 2‘s recent weekend test, as well as what they will be testing in the upcoming beta.

This past weekend Respawn Entertainment ran the first of its two planned beta tests for Titanfall 2. Today, the developer put up a blog post, which details what they learned from the first test, as well as what we can expect from the second test, which runs this coming weekend.

In the blog post, Respawn admitted that the first beta test alerted them to “at least a dozen” issues, though it is likely that many of these issues were never noticed by players. Titanfall 2‘s lead engineer, Jon Shiring elaborated on what the team has done with the results of the initial test run.

“We are doing these two weekends of the Tech Test because we knew we would hit problems that we’d never seen before. While a massive number of people were hard at work getting wins this weekend, we were busy finding and fixing at least a dozen separate issues. Those are all problems that we won’t have to find and fix at launch. Many issues that we identified and fixed were things that users never noticed, which was one of our goals.”

 

Shiring went on to say that the beta version that was played this weekend was from a build of the game dating back from June, and that many of the reported issues have already been fixed in the subsequent builds. As much as players love the gameplay during a beta test, Shiring admitted that this latest beta was implemented to test the game’s new server and matchmaking systems as well as testing server security through simulated network attacks.

According to Shiring, the “matchmaker had a trial by fire this weekend,” while he and his team were “really happy with the results.” This is undoubtedly good news for Titanfall fans who were worried about a lengthy or non-functioning matchmaking system on the game’s release. Shiring has already previously spoken about how they plan to avoid server issues with Titanfall 2, and this blog post seems to reinforce that statement.

 

After detailing what they had learned from the initial beta test, Shiring ended by explaining what they’d be testing in the second beta, which runs this weekend. Regarding the matter, he said, “We’re going to do some fun things for weekend two of the Tech Test. With the learnings from weekend one, our next goal is to really spike the number of players playing online at the same time.”

So it seems if nothing else that Respawn is dedicated to delivering a game that actually works on the first day of the launch. This server stability, along with a single-player campaign, may actually give them an edge over competitors like Battlefield 1 which releases just three weeks afterTitanfall 2 and targets a very similar audience.

 

 

[Source: GR]

 

Here’s Why Titanfall 2 Is Coming to PS4

Here’s Why Titanfall 2 Is Coming to PS4

Respawn Entertainment CEO and co-founder Vince Zampella reveals why Titanfall 2 is coming to PS4, despite the original Titanfall being exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles.

Released on PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in 2014, many PlayStation players were disappointed that Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated shooter, Titanfall, did not come to Sony platforms, too. In fact, even the development team was surprised to learn that Titanfall 1 wouldn’t be released on PlayStation, and that it wasn’t just a timed-exclusive for Microsoft.

With the sequel, there will be no such disappointments or shocks, however, as Titanfall 2 is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In a new interview, Respawn Entertainment’s CEO and co-founder, Vince Zampella, has now revealed exactly why Titanfall 2 is coming to PS4 as opposed to opting to continue the Microsoft exclusivity deal.

Speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine UK (issue #126, September 2016), Zampella explains that “ultimately, it’s about bringing in as many people as possible to play the game.” The Respawn boss goes on to say that “we spent years of our lives making these things, so we want as many people as possible to see them. It makes sense.” Moreover, the developer wants a playerbase so that “games are more fun and more balanced, we want to get better games going” and that “it’s bringing things to the world that people enjoy, so the more the merrier.”

This isn’t the first time that Zampella has suggested that Respawn’s decisions are “all about the fans,” as the CEO previously revealed that Titanfall 2 DLC will be free because the developer doesn’t want to split the community. That announcement was largely applauded by gamers at the time, especially as other multiplayer titles such as Evolve have been accused to fracturing the playerbase with DLC plans that were confusing and muddling to players rather than encouraging them to play.

Others, though, have dismissed Zampella’s comments, saying that what he really means is that he’d like to increase Respawn (and Titanfall 2 publisher) EA’s bottom line. The original Titanfall was a massive success, with the first-person shooter seeing a whopping 7 million unique players after just 8 months of availability. Some sceptical gamers argue that as Xbox One sales continue to trail behind the PS4 despite Microsoft price cuts, Respawn and EA see the Sony console as a lost, money-making opportunity that the two companies are looking to bank on with Titanfall 2.

And, while it’s certainly true that Titanfall 2 is likely to outdo its predecessor’s sales because of it multi-platform status, other additions such as Titanfall 2’s new ‘Ronin’ class and Respawn’s commitment to Titanfall 2 server stability could also make a huge difference in how many copies are sold.

 

[Source: Gamerant]

Titanfall 2 Now Advertised at GameStop

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GameStop begins putting up advertisements for Titanfall 2, leading to speculation that the long anticipated sequel could have an official announcement soon.

At this point, it’s no secret that Titanfall 2 is on the way, but we are still waiting to see the first footage of the game. However, a full Titanfall 2 reveal could be on deck sooner than we think, as the world’s largest video game retailer, GameStop, has started advertising it in stores.

GameStop has started displaying Titanfall 2 placeholder cases on its shelves. Usually these display cases aren’t put up until a game has already been unveiled, and usually when it has a solid release window. This could be an indication that Titanfall 2 will be enjoying a comprehensive unveiling well before EA’s E3 2016 press conference rolls around this summer.

It’s possible that a Titanfall 2 trailer could come as soon as next month. March marks the two year anniversary of the release of the original Titanfall, which would be the perfect time for a trailer to drop. Furthermore, GameStop actually owns the gaming publication Game Informer, known for its monthly cover stories of in-development games, so there’s a possibility that Titanfall 2 could grace the cover of next month’s magazine.

It would make sense for Titanfall 2 to have its first trailer and concrete gameplay details drop soon. After all, Titanfall 2 merchandise is already in production, and the game has been widely known about for the past year. EA and Respawn clearly have big plans for the game, so it would behoove them to get the hype train rolling as soon as possible.

Even though the game has been publicly acknowledged for the past year, we actually know very little about it. Besides the fact that Titanfall 2 will have a single player campaign, Respawn has kept tight-lipped about what the highly anticipated sequel will entail. Hopefully a Titanfall 2 reveal trailer can shed some light on what else is in store for the game, and show gamers how it will improve upon the weaknesses of its predecessor while also expanding upon the original’s strengths.

Of course, all of this is just speculation at this point. EA and Respawn Entertainment wouldn’t show off Titanfall 2 until it was absolutely ready for the public to see, so a proper reveal might still come later in the year. However, with Titanfall 2 set to release by March 31st, 2017, there is a good chance that the game will be shown off within the next few months.

Do you think that we will see the first footage of Titanfall 2 soon? What do you expect from the game? Are you excited to play its single player campaign, or do you think you will spend most of your time with it in its multiplayer modes? Sound off in the comments below and leave us your thoughts on Titanfall 2.

 

[Source:- Gamerant]