Titanfall 2 is changing things up from its predecessor, not only in multiplayer but also by adding a brand new single player campaign into the mix. A new trailer released today, shows the developers at Respawn talking about their unique “single player visions” for the game.
“I think the unique personality of Titanfall’s single player campaign, comes from its sheer variety,” says game director Steve Fukuda.
In Titanfall 2’s single player, you can get different loadouts for your Titan, giving you a taste of what each type of Titan might play like in multiplayer. Respawn also wants to emphasize how Titanfall 2 has huge set piece moments with epic combat, interspersed with more low-key moments that have you exploring and making your way through the environment.
There are also a few puzzle elements added into the mix, with some light puzzles in Titanfall 2 that make you stop and think about their solution. On top of that, there are encounters with important enemy characters who have interesting personalities, almost functioning like boss battles.
During the development of Titanfall 2, the dev team would do something called “the action block phase” every week. Here, the entire team would go off on their own and have the opportunity to be creative independently from the rest of the team. Then Respawn would pull all these ideas together, and try to form them into a level.
The team at Respawn feels like Titanfall 2 is different from anything else available right now, especially with how it builds the bond between the pilot and Titan. Because of this, there are various moment throughout the game where you’re separated from your Titan partner.
“Campaigns and single player shooters, they can be more, they can be more varied and more adventure-like,” says Fukuda.
Titanfall 2 launches on October 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. If you’re playing on PC, you can take a look at the daunting ultra system requirements for the game. Make sure to also check out Titanfall 2’s latest cinematic trailer.
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