Prepare to be in awe as you check out the latest Titanfall 2 Cinematic Trailer to be released by Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. This trailer is the official Single Player Cinematic and shows the true relationship between Pilot and Titan as they unite to overcome overwhelming odds.
Titanfall 2 will be released on October 28th for Xbox One and PC and is available to pre-order now. Those who do pre-order Titanfall 2 will get exclusive access to the Angel City Map 3 days earlier than everyone else.
Respawn have released individual intro trailers for each of the six new Titans in Titanfall 2 – Northstar, Scorch, Ion, Legion, Tone and Ronin – check them out in action below, which one is your favourite?
EA have listed Titanfall 2 as an ‘exclusion’ to their EA Access program, which means that there won’t be early access or discounts for its members, which is bound to cause quite the stir.
Titanfall released onto PC and Xbox One with the intention that its sequel would possibly launch across all platforms. With its first entry onto PlayStation, could this be the reason why EA aren’s releasing the game early onto Xbox One through EA Access and at a discount?
Star Wars Battlefront was a title that seemed to favour PlayStation over Xbox, with the game heavily branded and shown off on PS4 at EGX. There were also some exclusive goodies for PlayStation players, but that didn’t stop the game from appearing first on Xbox through EA Access – and at a discount – you could even play the game on trial to see if you liked it.
Sadly this might not be happening for Titanfall 2, it might not even appear in the vault – so unless you played in the technical tests, you will have to wait for the reviews as to whether the sequel is a mecha hit or one mech of a fail.
Today Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have announced that they will be holding two technical tests for Titanfall 2 over the coming weekends. These technical tests will allow fans to get their hands on some of the new features and content within the game whilst helping the team at Respawn to test the backend server infrastructure before the official game launch on October 28th.
Testing will start this Friday, August 19th – 21st and will include two multiplayer modes over two new maps. The modes and maps are as follows;
Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.
Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.
Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.
Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields
The second technical test will then be held the following weekend, August 26th – 28th and will include all the content from the previous weekend but will also include another brand new mode and map. Details on the new mode and map are as follows;
Amped Hardpoint (6v6): A new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score. Team work is the key to securing victory.
Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.
So that’s the maps and modes but what about the Titans themselves? During the technical tests all players will have access to two brand new Titans: Ion and Scorch and several Pilot technical abilities including Grapple, Holo Point and Pulse Blade will be available. Also a variety of deadly weapons will be available to try out including the Alternator, a dual-barrel SMG and the Mastiff, a horizontal spread shotgun.
So the question is how do you take part in the technical tests?
Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live account.
Go to the Xbox One Store, select “Games,” then select “Search All Games.”
In the search field, type in “Titanfall 2”
Select “Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Tech Test” from the search results and then click “Download.”
Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Start” to begin.
For further information about the technical tests then check out the official Titanfall 2 Website, otherwise we will see you on the battlefield pilot. Prepare for Titanfall.
The EA Play event has kicked off and first up was Titanfall 2, complete with a teaser showing off a new grappling hook for manoeuvring and grabbing fellow players, six new titans and expanded pilot gameplay, more customisation, and an offline singleplayer campaign.
Following last weeks release of EA’s end of year financials the release sheet seem to missing the anticipated Titanfall 2 sequel.
On a conference call after the announcement EA said that we shouldn’t expect to see the sequel released in the coming 2016 fiscal year, expecting it to fall in 2017. So in layman’s terms that translates to at least another 11 months before we might get our hands on it.
EA’s 2017 fiscal year starts April 1st 2016, so I guess that’s when we start getting excited, but personally don’t hold your breath. Looking at recent trends and staggered game releases I would tend to put my money on late 2016 if not Q1 2017.
Now we have sometime, let me know your thoughts and what you’d like to see in the sequel?
IGN have been speaking to Respawn founder and CEO Vince Zampella at tonight’s BAFTA Game Awards, and he has confirmed Titanfall 2 is in development and will be released on multiple platforms.
“I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don’t know anything about it, or… yeah. So we’re working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we’re working on that. That’s the main focus but we’re starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It’ll be multiplatform.”
Considering its a game I’m still really into this is great news, I’m curious to see what else they can bring to the table, maybe a proper single-player campaign? What would you like to see?
Titanfall, the massively successful game from Respawn Entertainment looks set to get a follow up with a third-person campaign as hinted by the Careers Page on Respawn’s own website. In looking for many Senior Animator’s, Artist’s and Level Designer’s this key quotation of needed experience for their applicants could be a major hint:
Experience working on 3rd person action/adventure games, demonstrating major contributions in the areas of hero control schemes, enemy design, navigation mechanics, and combat.
Titanfall 2 hasn’t yet been officially announced in any capacity other than Vince Zampella making it clear that Respawn plan to expand the Titanfall universe through a new publishing agreement with Electronic Arts.
When anything official is announced – we’ll keep you posted