So Titanfall 2 has been confirmed at last, and it may actually be coming to the XBOX One and PS4 this time round. The previous title was well received and enjoyed a bustling community in its infancy. However, players have stated that the online population has really dwindled on the Xbox One. Could Titanfall 2 leave a more lasting impression?
Titanfall is an intense online multiplayer FPS. Though an offline campaign isn't available, there is one online, yet nothing too positive has been said about it. Therefore, when we look at Titanfall 2, should it stick to its roots, or should it include an offline singleplayer campaign, as we've seen Battlefield do in recent years?
Titanfall 2 Offline Campaign
In mentioning of Battlefield there, I have to reference Battlefield: Hardline. I've always disliked Battlefield's campaigns, they are genuinely worthless, particularly Battlefield 4's. However, Visceral Games, the creators of Dead Space, actually gave Hardline a campaign worth playing through, at least once.
Though the enemy AI can be ridiculously stupid, especially when you attempt to arrest them, the campaign was generally engaging and diverse. It trundled through a cornucopia of cop-show cliches, but that was okay. In fact, it was actually engaging. Perhaps Hardline could become a series of its own without the Battlefield tag, though the multiplayer is distinctly of that franchise.
If the exact same can happen with Titanfall 2, I'd be totally down for that. Respawn Entertainment should definitely look into an offline campaign as long as they intend to commit to telling something worth while. If it feels as tacked on as Battlefield 4's then they should completely forget about it.
Titanfall 2 Multiplayer
Titanfall gave us intense online action, and of course we want the sequel to maintain this intensity. If singleplayer starts to interfere with a game that has been modelled and sold as a multiplayer experience, naturally we'd prefer to keep it online. But what's the secret to keeping the community engaged with Titanfall 2 for a prolonged period of time?
What were your grievances with Titanfall? Was the gameplay just not varied enough to keep you engaged? Were there not enough maps, or were they too similar and small? Be sure to let us know what you thought of Titanfall on the Xbox One in the comments!
Personally, Titanfall was just too narrow in some ways. It was lacking in online modes and diversity when it came to its maps. I'd love to see them really step those aspects up for Titanfall 2. Are you excited to play it now that it'll be on PS4? Let us know!