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Titanfall 2 is completely rewriting its server code for a better experience

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Titanfall 2 is rewiriting its online code

Titanfall is an underrated gem of a multiplayer game, that delivered a tight online experience. Making use of Microsoft’s Azure services (which eventually meant it wasn’t sold locally), Titanfall managed to keep pings low and action smooth even for regions far away from the closet hub. It wasn’t perfect, but that’s why Respawn is reportedly working from the ground up when it come to network service for their sequel.

Officially teased yesterday, Titanfall is expected to be a big part of EA’s Play showcase at E3 this year, and is rumoured to be releasing this year. But a Linkedin profile from a former Respawn developer lists a major reworking of the server-side implementation for the sequel too, with Respawn aiming to make the online experience an even better one this time around.

The profile lists specifically that Titanfall 2 will “reduce dedicated server cost, reduce bandwidth usage and improve the fidelity of the multiplayer experience”. This is on top of a “large server-side network system rewrite to support Titanfall 2 and successfully prototyped a new pilot ability (top secret!) which was well received by the team and should make it into the final game”.

Considering the sequel will be coming to PlayStation for the first time, it’s safe to assume that this rewrite has a lot to do with the exclusion of Azure this time around. That’s not a bad thing, and Respawn can certainly benefit from creating a more inclusive online space for regions that often sit outside of the cool circle. People like us.

Titanfall 2 is getting its first gameplay reveal in June, and could be launching later this year.

Last Updated: April 13, 2016

20 Comments

  1. Oh wow! I am just rushed with boatloads of MEH

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 13, 2016 at 08:27

      AhAAH!!! It’s too early to laugh this hard man, you’ll give me a hernia!!

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 13, 2016 at 09:34

        ¿????uo? uo?s???p ??os ??? o? ?u?o? ?? ???

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 13, 2016 at 10:09

          I’d love to!! But can’t, I have some band practice tonight, but I’m holding on to some really good gear for you guys if you’d like them?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 13, 2016 at 08:28

      Massively Expectant Hype?

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      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 13, 2016 at 08:31

        No! Don’t ruin it!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 13, 2016 at 08:37

          I already have, my work here is done & now I must fly – more people need my help!

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          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 13, 2016 at 08:49

            Wait a second. Now I see your game! You ruin other people’s comments…then along with the bribery, that’s how you get comment of the week every time. It all makes sense now!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 13, 2016 at 09:16

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 13, 2016 at 09:19

            XD

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 13, 2016 at 08:32

        XD

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 13, 2016 at 08:34

    PvP only games doesn’t always work. It’s a gamble, especially on console. In Division we saw that more people play solo. Destiny never revealed their numbers (I think) probably because they want to keep the idea of playing together alive.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      April 13, 2016 at 08:51

      TITANFALL IS DAMNED AWESOME and I am super excited to jump back in.

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      • Darren Peach

        April 13, 2016 at 09:52

        Do you live in a wealthy suburb ? One where it makes financial sense to roll out faster networks ? You must do. While Titanfall was rad, I love Mechs, It was a terrible experience by virtue of the fact that the latency rendered it virtually unplayable beyond the novelty of saying you played it.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 13, 2016 at 10:06

        I believe you and everyone that says as much. Too bad I still cling on to my hate for EA

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  3. Darren Peach

    April 13, 2016 at 09:16

    Another game we lowly Internet deprived irrelevant gamers, who are part of a small minority that actually knows ( and care ) how badly we are being shafted by a state owned monopoly called Hellcom who apparently only cater to the rich suburbs, will never get to experience for what it’s meant to be. 5 gigs of Division patch downloading that took roughly 4 hours on a supposedly fast LTE connection and the eventual anticipated gaming session that was completely botched by the fact that it took roughly a second for my bullets to travel to whatever I tried to shoot in The Division has made me cynical as fuck. I love gaming, but I can’t shake the feeling that this is as good as it will ever get. Apathy is my enemy and the lack of meaningful progress in this matter is a reflection on how fucked South Africa truly is.

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  4. Strawman Jim

    April 13, 2016 at 09:54

  5. Strawman Jim

    April 13, 2016 at 09:55

    Not sold in South Africa! hehehehe

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  6. Jonah Cash

    April 13, 2016 at 14:58

    I will buy this day one!

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  7. Mighty Meh

    April 14, 2016 at 10:37

    As long as some knob on their high horse doesn’t try to pull the consumer protection act on EA again I will be dam keen to try my hand at this with a ping below 200.

    Now if only it was more esports orientated, I would feel like Zuma at an arms deal tender!

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