While sniping will still be a viable tactic in Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi shooter Titanfall, some of the more popular but quirky techniques practiced in today’s modern shooter games might not be, according to some recent news from the studio.
“Sniping is in the game, but due to how the game plays it’s a pretty different animal than you’ll find in your run of the mill modern military shooter,” writes a Respawn representative who goes by the name “scriptacus” on the official website forums. “Quick scoping and no scoping are ineffective.”
Quick Scoping: Using a game’s built in auto-aim function to fire off a round immediately after or while aiming down sight. No Scoping: Firing off a round without aiming down sight what-so-ever.
It’s not clear if sniper rifles in Titanfall will behave entirely different than what most gamers are used to in titles like Call of Duty or Battlefield, or if certain counter-measures are put in place to keep players from using them in ways the developer did not intend. As it stands, the only footage we’ve seen of the game to-date has featured only automatic or other special Titan weapons.
What sort of “style” of sniping would you like to see in a game like Titanfall?
Titanfall launches on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 11.