Respawn’s First Game, Titanfall, Is Coming to the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC Spring 2014 [Updated]

According to leaked details from an early copy of Game Informer‘s July issue, Respawn Entertainment, headed by former Infinity Ward head Vince Zampella, is working on an FPS called Titanfall which will be available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

The title, Titanfall, runs pretty close to the “Titan” trademark that the studio purchased last April. Also falling in line with earlier leaked details, TItanfall will be a multiplayer-focused shooter that revolves around both infantry and mech combat, taking place in a futuristic setting.

NeoGAF user “Cartman86,” to whom the magazine was leaked early, wrote that Titanfall is being developed exclusively for Microsoft’s platforms and the PC. According to Respawn, the decision was made due to the size of the studio who didn’t want to develop for too many platforms at once. Later titles would be multiplatform, however.

Titanfall is said to run on the Source engine (with major portions of it re-written) at 60 frames per second and will heavily utilize Xbox One’s Cloud feature for dedicated servers, physics and AI. The Xbox 360 version is being developed by a separate studio, while Respawn focuses on the Xbox One and PC versions. Allegedly, the game will feature “traditional” multiplayer modes along with a “one-player mode.”

It’s also said that, “thanks to the more open maps, healthy mix of enemy AI and real players, and the ultra-powerful titans, the gameplay loop in Titanfall is more accommodating to newcomers,” and that “the average time of life seems drastically increased over the average Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo match.”

The magazine cover reads, “After a bitter split with Activision and Call of Duty, Respawn debuts its bold vision for next-gen multiplayer,” and shows a giant mech soldier being taken down by infantry. It also states that the game is set for a Spring 2014 release date.

That’s about all we have on the title so far, thanks to Cartman86 and Polygon.

Update

EA has confirmed the name of Respawn’s title via Twitter, stating that more will be shown during EA’s E3 press conference.

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What do you guys think? It sounds like a very interesting direction for former Call of Duty creators to be taking. We’ll certainly learn more about Titanfall during this year’s E3, where it is confirmed to be streamed on Twitch TV.

  • mrup2nogud

    No mention of the Playstation??

    • http://twitter.com/UpRyzer Ryzer

      Na respawn even stated it’s an exclusive to Xbox.

      • mrup2nogud

        Oh well not for me then nevermind…

      • NeT-ShatterZ

        Well they can have it lol not needed here

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.r.amanna Samuel Roshan Amanna

      If you read the article, they say why its not mentioned

      • NeT-ShatterZ

        Yea and later titles are multiplatform cause the lazy bitches don’t want to try on PS3/PS4

        • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.r.amanna Samuel Roshan Amanna

          Not Lazy. If you read the article again :D
          They are not able to do multiplatform due to the size of the company/team. Probably just have small team working on a single platform. Different Platforms needs different skill set(Console architecture, implementation knowledge) and more

      • NeT-ShatterZ

        But why would they choose the Xbox over PS4 do they not know that PS4 is focused on gaming or did Microsoft just give them a Blowjob? :D

        • http://www.facebook.com/ThaFallen5oulja Alex Melendez

          Lol @ blowjob XD ✔

    • NeT-ShatterZ

      Nope sadly that’s ok we still have PlanetSide2 and Destiny

      • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

        You must have forgotten Xbox One gets Destiny also…

        • NeT-ShatterZ

          Yea no shit.. But wouldn’t u rather play Destiny then this? I know I would

          • TI_21

            We don’t even know yet what destiny is really like. The same goes for this title.

          • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

            Actually no. I can’t want to play a game I’ve seen very little of. That logic is for fanboys and I am not that.

      • Morgan Freeman

        Hey, judging from the looks of this game so far, I’d take Killzone: Shadowfall every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

        • NeT-ShatterZ

          Yes, shadowfall looks great I’m defiantly getting it

    • xbox rules

      Ea already said respawned studios will only be for xbox. Sony had a flaw with sony they wanted more money so they basicly said fuck u to sony and microsoft but ea kindof. So wow activison first with dlc on the xbox as wellas exclusive games and donloadable content from ea. The only studio left for sSony is naughty dog and the people that made god of war trilogy.

      • mrup2nogud

        Yawwwwwn..

      • NeT-ShatterZ

        Not trying to be rude but were did u here that bullshit send me a link

        • WENDiGO

          Don’t worry, he’s just being stupid :P

    • Just saying

      They are the losers. I’m getting PS4 anyways and I think some of X360 users will as well. If they wanna make money, they must release a PS4 version.

  • mechcell

    The cover of Game Informer‘s July issue

  • Cillian Greene

    Source engine?

    By the time titanfall comes out, that engine will be 10 years old!

    • PuddingAuxRais1ns

      At least the Source Engine doesn’t have camera issues and FPS-based ROF among other issues found in cod. Source engine might be 10 years old but it still makes beautiful games and works near flawlessly.

    • AtheistMason

      Ahh IW dudes never use a new engine <– fact!

    • Jon Cameron

      Yes, and it remains one of the best engines out still.

  • Cillian Greene

    I wonder if this counts as one of msofts 8 exclusives

    • http://rmdclan.com/ CmdrVOODOO

      I would think so. It’s exclusively on Xbox (One and 360) and on PC which normally run on Windows. And it’s not on the other “next gen” consoles so I imagine it counts as an “exclusive”.

      So we have 7 games we know about (not all confirmed yet). I guess we’ll know what the other 8 are VERY soon.

      1. Gears of War
      2. Forza
      3. Halo
      4. Fable
      5. Titanfall
      6. Quantum Break
      7. Ryse
      8.
      9.
      10.
      11.
      12.
      13.
      14.
      15.

      • NeT-ShatterZ

        If i have to guess about 3/4 kinect games and some XBLA games (trials,super meat boy)

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          Dude you are such a Fanboy. It must suck being a Playstation owner knowing they have someone like you to associate with

          • Matthew Shane Nickerson

            WTF are you talking about?Sonyfanboy.You just revealed to me and others how much of an idiotic brainless person you are.I was saying that the game could generate alot more money if it was on all consoles.I wasnt stating that because its on the xbox that it would fail.Im talking about making money to continue to make more games, but as usual the only fanboy I see is the one im writing to right now.Its to bad you couldnt accept the fact that it probally wont make as much money now especially where Destiny a bungiee company is making a game that will cater to everyone and not over seeing the opportunity to bring in more of a fanbase.I like the xbox360 and own one as well so its no skin off my teeth for you to make that comment.Thanks for looking silly on your own most appreciated.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              Was this directed at me or someone else. I don’t ever recall calling you a Fanboy.

      • James K

        There’s another Gears of War game coming out?

    • MegaMan3k

      The exclusives were later clarified as being published by Microsoft Studios. Since this is published by EA, it isn’t one of their fifteen “launch window” exclusives. Although, maybe something was lost in the CF of miscommunication from MS on their conference week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.r.amanna Samuel Roshan Amanna

    Looking forward to hear more about this. But why the Source Engine? :(

    • ScavHD

      Source is so open and friendly,it’s easy to update and it’s realiable,also it’s probably going to be open for modding since it works on source.

      This is going to be interesting.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.r.amanna Samuel Roshan Amanna

        I agree…. but since its coming from an ex-COD maker.. I was hoping they would bring something that would make COD players’ and above all IW’s head turn..
        Anyways.. Source is still a beautiful engine. The new CS game showed that. Also I agree the Modding capabilities will be infinite.

  • dpg70

    Well, fuck you very much Respawn. Nice knowing ya.

    • xbox rules

      Xbox will always be number one. It may be media but sony already satated that they will anounce 40 games but most of the games will be thier exclusives. The former cod makers were xbox fans so that’s not a big surprise. Fuck it I’m a xbox fan boy over 100000 gamerscore. Xbox is the number one sold-played console. So go hide in ur sony corner where u belong.

      • mrup2nogud

        Time for me to leave this comments section now you children have arrived…

      • WENDiGO

        This trolling stuff is getting real old man. GTFO>>>

      • Dirtknap

        I’m well sick of having to regurgitate these facts, but here you are anyhow. The number one selling console this gen is the original wii. PS3 And XBOX 360 practically have parity in sales numbers globally, it depends on the region you live in as to which is preferred by the market in your area.

        The best possible outcome for gamers, regardless of generation of console, is 50/50 market share. Competition that fierce means true innovation and neither Microsoft or Sony can rest on their laurels in this scenario. Total market domination only benefits the bank balance of the winning company, and will surely short change the gaming community.

      • 3RDRANGER

        “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have
        ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you
        even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
        Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award
        you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheNeoReaper Chad Eugene Rash

    I’ll be having more fun with Destiny anyway.

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      Even though it’s a always online game?

      • Superman

        I am trying to understand your point.

      • WENDiGO

        Doesn’t the same thing apply to this multiplayer centric game…

  • pot51e

    Forgetting the rights or wrongs of exclusivity, I always have my suspicions with Asymmetrical games.
    For me, you will always naturally favour one side or another, and if that is even slightly OP then the game (multi-player mode) rapidly declines.

    Not for me.

  • TI_21

    Looks interesting, won’t get it for the Xbone though. – If at all since I’m still evaluating if I should get a gaming PC over a PS4 or not.

  • Dead-Sync

    I know the source engine is old, but it’s a unique engine in the fact that it has been designed from the ground up to be upgradable, unlike some of the other engines we see used these days. I personally love the engine.

    On the flip side, this is some good news amongst obviously a lot of bad for Microsoft. This is what they need, NEW IPs!

  • AverageBri

    Meh, it’s just Rosie the Riveter vs. MechWarrior

  • http://Youtube.com/user/lallyofthevalley Nemesis_96

    “the average time of life seems drastically increased over the average Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo match.”

    It does sound like they’re trying to one-up their arch enemies by smearing them rather than focusing on a good game. I hope that I’m proved wrong here…

  • dieger

    there goes the chance of it killing COD on ps3/4 :C

    • AtheistMason

      People will still hold on the straw of it killing COD on PC X360 X1 ;)

      • dieger

        prepare for microtransactions

  • ScavHD

    Relax people,it won’t come out on PS3/4 at this time,it’s a small studio.Call of duty 1 was never released on consoles,and i don’t think cod 2 was on the ps3(correct me if i’m wrong)

    • NeT-ShatterZ

      I think Call of Duty 1 came out way later on PS2 but it was on there

      • Thomas

        It didn’t hit the PSN/XBLA until 2009, six years after its release, so it was a PC exclusive title, essentially.

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      The original Call of Duty (not Finest Hour) was a PC exclusive until MW2 released and even then it wasn’t as good as I remembered. You are right in saying CoD 2 wasn’t released on PS3 which is a shame as that’s the grandaddy CoD game.

  • Matthew Shane Nickerson

    It makes no sense to me why Respawn is making this game only for Xbox360 and Xboxone.cant see it happening and it will lose more money then anything.putting it on one console is just wasteful and will lose out on the ps3 and ps4 if this truely happens.You turn your back on your gamers this will happen.I do agree that Planetside2 and Destiny will be so much more then what respawn is attempting

    • Mitch

      I heard it is because of the size of the studio they wont bring it to all platforms, but they also couldn’t rule out a ps3 and/or ps4 version later.

    • Thomas

      PS exclusives thrive, so why wouldn’t a MS exclusive thrive? The answer is that it will and you should hope that it does, because that means higher profits for Respawn, which means they get bigger, which means they go multiplatform and you can quit bitching.

      • dasffa

        Here Thomas. Take this medal. It says, “I’m an Xbox Defender.”

        • Thomas

          Here dasffa, take my phallus. It says “Blow Me”.

    • potatolol

      Cant you read?They dont want to make it for too many platforms,5 platforms would be a fucking mess.

    • Jon Cameron

      You forgot the part where it’s coming out on PC too. I don’t understand why a bunch of PS3 people are getting upset. You guys get The Last of Us. Fuck you.

  • Thomas

    Everybody was all excited about this game until it was announced that it would a Xbox exclusive. Suddenly, it became the worst game ever. It’s all fine and good when PS has a bunch of exclusives come out, but if Microsoft has one, it’s unfair and you hope the game fails. Makes sense.

    • Morgan Freeman

      I don’t care about exclusives normally, but I was so pumped for Respawn’s “COD-killing” game and there isn’t a chance in hell I’ll be picking up an XBone, so I’m extremely pissed.

      • PuddingAuxRais1ns

        I agree. Personally, i will be buying this on PC if it looks good. Maybe this exclusivity deal may kill cod on xbox.

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      That’s the logic nowadays. They start off by bashing MS because their non E3 reveal didn’t show much games. Then, when they announce 15 exclusives they say half will be Kinect titles. Now that we see one of the new IPs(it’s a 3rd party exclusive mind you) from Microsoft that’s an not Kinect exclusive, people already want the game to fail knowing nothing of it. I’m sure there are some Xbox One fans upset Planetside 2 isn’t coming to Xbox One, same thing, different sides.

      • Thomas

        Agreed. PS fans that frequent this site: “The games that I like and the console that I play on are the best and everything else is irrelevant or for mindless idiots.”

      • Diabolus

        This game is probably not among the exclusives… it’s only an exclusive (will be out for PC as well) because of the Studio’s decision, not because of a deal…

        • Thomas

          Which is why I don’t understand the bitching. They didn’t have the resources for multiplatform release.

    • James K

      Well, the Playstation have Destiny and the Xbox have Titanfall. I can deal with that.

      • Thomas

        Incorrect. Destiny is multiplatform but, it does have exclusives with PS.

        • James K

          Oops.

          • Thomas

            Honest mistake. The reports have made it to look like it will be a PS exclusive.

  • TheMuskyPotato

    awesome can’t wait to play it on the xbox one :D (this is probably gonna get disliked by ps4 fanboys)

    • Thomas

      Especially so now that you’ve provoked them. Feel wrath of the PS fan with this down-vote! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH… *click*

      • TheMuskyPotato

        *cough* fanboy *cough*

        • Thomas

          I was actually mocking them. I enjoy both consoles.

          • TheMuskyPotato

            alright bro sorry for the misjudgment :)

    • mrup2nogud

      Stop trying to cause the usual slanging match.. I can’t see why everyone one is always bitching about which one is best and they haven’t even seen them yet properly jeez people just pick the one you want and stfu these comments sections are becoming repetitive and boring and I hate the term fanboys it’s pathetic like the people that use it..

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      Well its your decision, if you’re gonna get mocked that means you now have haters, congratulations! I still have yet to make a decision.

    • Morgan Freeman

      Lol damn right it will be.

  • Morgan Freeman

    Respawn, on behalf of all Sony fanboys:

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThaFallen5oulja Alex Melendez

      You sir have 9 likes. So its okay to be a Sony fanboy but when you’re a Microsoft or Xbox or whatever fanboy you get like over 3 trillion dislikes wtf…

      • eBunny

        It’s because he is Adolf Hitler, disguised as Morgan Freeman.

        In all seriousess though, I’m not that mad because if I wanted to play this when it get’s released I could still play it on my PC while having a PS4. But even if I couldn’t, oh well, I’ve never played Halo, barely played Gears of War and many more Xbox exclusives either and that’s fine.

        The Playstation consoles in general have had waaaaaaay better exclusives in my opinion and a lot of Xbox people also whine about those. So either you have a lot of money and time and get all consoles, or you’ll be missing out on some stuff. There are so many games that I’d like to play but can’t, like Nintendo games.

        But as stated before, don’t blame Respawn, they have got a team that is too small to developer for more platforms and it just so happens that they chose Xbox rather than Playstation, although there are probably reasons for that.

  • Superman

    Haha its funny how all those XBOXBOYS think this game will own everything right of the back…well, have a great fcking time thinking that.

    I will think about you guys while playing The Last of Us. ;)

  • B_Boss

    Damn!….kudos to the MS/XB1 owners ;)…..this game looks stunning (at least from the screen and concept)…I have been so looking forward to this IP. I sure as hell hope they release it on PS4 someday lol….daaaaaaammmmmitttt! If Zamp & West are involved, I am interested, period.

  • JK Monroe

    The poster art for this game looks horrible. Usually you would want your marketing to look good enough to draw people in but this one looks silly.

    I’m also looking at the stupid “Pacific Rim” movie as some sort of inspiration for Zampella and West. These clowns must have read the book a few years back.

    Another drawback… Source Engine? You have an opportunity to use many of the modern game engines out there and you chose this??? Sounds like it was the most “affordable” solution and not the best technical decision. The Respawn clowns definitely took money to release an exclusive but not a loss since it’s just another FPS.

    On another drawback note: Using an unreliable cloud for your back end processing is going to make the game tank as experts have shown the latency and bandwidth of most people’s internet connection just doesn’t compare to local processing.

    Don’t believe me? Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9PFJUhMt4Q

    Also with news of Micro$oft having problems with yields of their APU, they will likely underclock it by 200Mhz.

    The XBone is looking like a dog!

  • dasffa

    I check this website mostly everyday, but here’s the sad thing, I don’t play my PS3 anymore :’( I’m hoping the next generation sparks something new :) Even though half the people on these threads are fags trying to look smart, and that’s the gaming community nowadays….Oh well.

    • mrup2nogud

      Fags? Take your homophobic filth elsewhere nobody likes you…

      • dasffa

        Okay.

  • JK Monroe

    Respawn is leaning on the cloud to power its game???

    Think again:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-in-theory-can-xbox-one-cloud-transform-gaming

  • JK Monroe

    Now it makes sense why Jason West left Respawn.

    Probably saw the writing on the wall and jumped ship as soon as he can so he won’t be associated with this disaster.

  • ESTx1992

    Really? 3 years of hype, a blurry image, and an almost sure thing cod killer and this is revealed? …I’ll save judgment until E3, but goddamn. Also they killed it for me with the “the gameplay loop in Titanfall is more accommodating to newcomers”. That’s exactly where Call of Duty went wrong, changing their formula to become more accommodating to newcomers.

  • kida

    Personally, I love CoD but speaking from a neutral position, this gen shift was the best opportunity respawn had to compete with CoD but I think that they wont be able too. A multipltaform game needs to compete with another multiplatform game. Thats one of the reasons why Halo 4 could not beat CoD.

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