Microsoft closed their conference with the announcement that the Xbox One will be available this November with a $500 price tag and Titanfall’s official reveal. A trailer prefaced Respawn Entertainment’s stage debut and a gameplay demo. Titanfall will be an Xbox console exclusive and is set to be released spring 2014. I’ll post videos when they become available.
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.
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.