Titanfall was my most anticipated title of 2014. I had some solid hands on time with the shooter from Respawn studios at Gamescom last year and I have to admit the game was incredibly addictive.
To me it felt like the good old days with Quake, Unreal Tournament and the first Modern Warfare. In short it was the ground-breaking shooter experience we’d been waiting for over the last 5 years. In fact right up until this morning it was still my pick of the titles for 2014 and yet now I need to rethink that after a tweet by Respawn boss, Vince Zampella.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) January 8, 2014
Yes that’s confirmation that Titanfall will only be a 6v6 experience which is quite a shock for a game that is apparently attempting to be the leading next-gen shooter experience.
Now when I played the title in Germany we only had 5v5 and it was a great experience but we have been watching trailers recently where I can count at least 8 players with a player marker above their head and as such I was expecting a much larger game than what we are now being promised.
Take a look for yourself in the trailer above released at E3, the 8 players can be clearly seen at the 1:05 mark.
Granted at first I thought maybe that’s the single player campaign until I remembered that there is no single player experience in Titanfall. Respawn has admitted that it can put more players into the game, however according to Vince it just plays the best at 6v6.
I still expect the game to be good but I’m definitely more hesitant to call it a possible Game of the Year now. Titanfall is also an Xbox console exclusive which is another blow to Microsoft’s attempts to catch up with Sony.
Last Updated: January 8, 2014