Titanfall 2 is in a rather unique position, in that it'll be the first sequel to a current generation title when it gets its release date. Titanfall was released for the XBOX One, Xbox 360 and PC back in March 2014, and a short while ago we heard that Titanfall 2 is getting a release date in the fiscal year of 2016.
Titanfall was a great success for the Xbox One - mainly due to the fact that it came out during a dry period in terms of new releases. It enjoyed a devoted online community for months after release and even though its online presence has dwindled since this time last year, Titanfall is still regarded as a great shooter. However, its sequel is going to have to expand upon its initial formula if it wants to enjoy real blockbuster success on its release date for the Xbox One and PS4.
Titanfall 2, Multiplayer & Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Titanfall, was formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella following their controversial firing from Infinity Ward (developers in the Call of Duty franchise) by Activision. They took all that they had learned from the likes of Modern Warfare 2 - best game in the series - and pumped their heart and soul into Titanfall. The result was pretty fantastic.
Titanfall's combat is slick and fast. It brought an unprecedented degree of verticality to the modern shooter with the ability to manoeuvre along walls while engaging your enemies. Not to mention the fact that we could call in these mech-style Titans which continually brought two mixed formats of gunplay to every multiplayer map.
A lot of people believe that Advanced Warfare was influenced by Activision hearing of this new kind of gunplay in Titanfall, therefore they changed their formula to compete with this new kind of shooter. Black Ops 2 seems to have gone completely Titanfall now too (with a nice helping of Deus Ex) - do you think that's the case?
But now that Titanfall has established a brand, how exactly is it going to expand upon the formula it gave us last year to grab peoples attention on its 2016 release date? After all, Playstation owners haven't had the opportunity to try out Titanfall, so what's going to entice them to try out Titanfall 2?
Titanfall 2 - Will A Singleplayer Campaign Be Enough to Help it Succeed On Release Date?
Personally, I think that a singleplayer and offline campaign won't exactly be enough to make Titanfall 2 a great success. It's going to need to give us more than what we've seen with the original. We'll need more maps, more combat varieties, different multiplayer modes and then perhaps an offline campaign to boot. There's great potential in the world of Titanfall for a stellar campaign, but it's going to have to step up its multiplayer capabilities too!
But what do you think guys? Are you all still a fan of Titanfall, or did you leave its online gameplay soon after release date? Do you want to see a campaign in Titanfall 2? Be sure to let us know what you think of Respawn Entertainment and their new shooter!