Just days before E3, the first title from Respawn Entertainment has been outed by the leaked GameInformer cover. Titled Titanfall, the game is supposedly coming only to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. There were rumors floating around that the game would be an Xbox console exclusive, and those appear to be true. The game will be multiplayer-focused with the Xbox One version heavily utilizing the power of the cloud (one of the things Microsoft was touting for its next-gen console); the Xbox 360 version is being outsourced to a different studio. I’m sure we’ll learn more about this game in just a few days when E3 is upon us.
As posted yesterday, and all over the internet over the past week or so, Activision’s next Call of Duty game will be subtitled Ghosts. The game will feature an “entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.” As you can see, it’s very next generation-y. Ghosts is scheduled to release on November 5th and is in development for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and next generation consoles. The first gameplay footage will be shown at Microsoft’s next Xbox event on May 21.
Ahead of Activision’s official May 1 reveal of the next Call of Duty game, a promotional poster has outed a release date for the already outed Call of Duty: Ghosts. The poster proclaims a November 5 release date of Activision’s annual shooter along with a GameStop exclusive limited edition poster. Now there’s nothing to be surprised about when Activision comes out tomorrow to tell us that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be releasing on November 5, 2013. Unless this is all a ruse and there’s something completely different planned for the franchise. In which case, we will all be surprised. Whatever happens, you can feast your eyes on the poster sporting the release date and ugly bargain bin box art below:
These Ghosts are totally different from those Ubisoft Ghosts
Respawn Entertainment, the product of a long-winded battle between Infinity Ward creators & staff and Activision, has been rather quiet regarding their debut title since the studio’s founding. Rumors are now circulating that their first game will be an Xbox-exclusive. Sources are stating the next Xbox as the primary system with a focus on online gameplay requiring an always-on connection. An Xbox 360 version is possible, but ports for Nintendo and Sony consoles are not being considered.
The game is said to be set in the future and will have players facing off in David and Goliath battles. “Davids are heavily armed foot soldiers. The Goliaths are giant exoskeletons–Titans–that these soldiers can pilot.” It’s worth noting that Respawn recently filed a trademark for Titan.
According to these sources, Respawn is working on the Xbox 720 version which will utilize a modified Source engine with the developer outsourcing for the Xbox 360 port.
Microsoft will unveil its next-generation Xbox on May 21 with E3 following shortly thereafter, so the legitimacy of this rumor will likely be sorted out in the near future.
Sources: Kotaku, Gamespot