Respawn Entertainment is working on a secret project for some time now and Studio co-founder Vince Zampella has already promises we’ll get to see this E3, which is only a few days away. Apparently some people can’t wait that long.
According to NeoGAF, Game Informer’s July issue has already leaked quite a few gameplay details about the game, as well as its title, platforms and release window. So lets get to it.
Respawn Entertainment’s first game is Titanfall, a multiplayer focused first-person shooter game that “Blurs line between competitive multiplayer and single player.” The game is developed for the Xbox One and PC, while the Xbox 360 version is being developed by “someone else”.
In the game players are Pilots (either male or female) – agile characters that move in a speed “normally reserved for superheroes”. They can run up walls, perform multiple jumps and carry a variety of weapons (Pistol, Assault Rifle, Anti-Titan Rocket Launcher).
But why are they called pilots? Because each player-controlled character can pilot (ta-da) a giant mech called a Titan. These 24 feet tall metal monsters can be controlled directly by the Pilot, or “programmed” to follow him around and shooting enemies. Titans are quite fast too, and move at the speed most soldiers move at in other FPS games. They can even dodge and repel incoming shots.
Gameplay is centered around big open maps with legions of enemy A.I. pouring out of every building or from dropships above. Pilots can vaporize them or use a Data Knife to hack them, turning them friendly.
There are of course human enemies all over the map as well (after all, it is a multiplayer game), usually in, or followed by, a Titan. While Titans are formidable adversaries in open combat, Pilots can use there speed to their advantage, scaling a mach quickly and shooting its “brain” (as seen in the image below).
Apart from the “traditional” multiplayer mode, we know Titanfall features a story campaign, but it isn’t a single-player one. We aren’t sure how it works exactly (maybe other player can drop in as enemies, or you’ll cross paths with other players as the go through their own story).
Another mode is the “One-Player Mode”, but the article didn’t expend on that one.
We already know we’ll get to see Titanfall at E3 next week, so don’t worry about the lack of screenshots or videos – that is sure to change in just a few days. Titanfall is slated for spring 2014.