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Titanfall will change shooters forever

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Titanfall is the word. Call of Duty fans and shooter enthusiasts around the world have high hopes for this game. Some have even said it’ll destroy the upcoming Call of Duty Ghosts. The game will present some new skills to master. I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a whole new trend in shooter games.

VG24/7 picked up the comments dropped by Titanfall lead designer Fairfax “Mackey” McCandlish while speaking to Joystiq.

“We started to imagine what it would be like to play an existing map if you had these crazy capabilities,” he said.

“It’s all about finding something new and interesting, like a new skill to master. We’re all really good at aiming and shooting now; it’s nice to get a reward for manoeuvrability and outthinking the opponent, thinking one step ahead.

“It’s really bringing a lot of that shooter experience and inventiveness and taking every game we’ve ever loved and making it into one.”

The game will present players with “new skills” to perfect in-game, specifically double-jumping and wall-running. I can only imagine this to be insanely fun and that gamers will master these to the max. It would be adding some much needed spice to shooters in eSports. Of course, this means that these skills will start popping up in many more shooters to be created in the future, how can it not? The ideas aren’t revolutionary, but haven’t really been implemented in this way. I really do hope that this game doesn’t disappoint. Because double-jumping!? NP BRO.

Check out the E3 Titanfall announcement trailer below and tell us what you think. Will this title join Battlefield and Call of Duty as the world’s most popular shooters and give CoD a good run for its money? 

Titanfall will release on PC, Xbox ONE and Xbox 360 in 2014.

Last Updated: June 20, 2013

102 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 20, 2013 at 14:36

    YAY on PC

    Reply

  2. Trevor Davies

    June 20, 2013 at 14:37

    Double jumps? Maybe they’ll let you point your rocket launcher at the ground while jumping too, that would be unique 😉

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 14:38

      hahaha

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 14:39

      At least there will be a mechanic for the double jump, on not just some random air pocket

      Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 20, 2013 at 14:39

        Do you mean the curry & beans power-up?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 20, 2013 at 14:41

          Yessir, ye ol’ fart accellerator

          Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 20, 2013 at 14:40

        Force Jump

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        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 20, 2013 at 14:41

          Ja but even that is silly, force double jump se moer, just one MASSIVE force jump I can understands, but the silly double jump wtf

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:42

            Lol. it’s a game. Have fun with it 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 14:44

            That’s fine becoz of rocket mechanism. But not mid air magic jump dammit

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:45

            Aw come on duuuude. Release your inner child with double mid air jumps. And quad jumps like UT! Booyeah!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 14:49

            No no no no no, NOT unless you can define mechanic

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:50

            A wizard did it

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 14:55

            LALALALALALLALALLAALAAAAAAAAAAAAAACANTHEARYOU

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:55

            With magics! and invisible platforms that spawn as you need to double jump!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 14:56

            *fingers in ears*

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:56

            And then to top it off if you hold the jump after the doubled jump the doubled up jump becomes higher!

          • That Tall Twit

            June 20, 2013 at 15:10

            Pity to don’t read with your ears… 😛

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:12

            You don’t?

          • Trevor Davies

            June 20, 2013 at 14:56

            It’s quantum anti-matter mutating neutrinos held in check with a flux capacitor.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:57

            What he said! ^

    • Just Saying

      June 20, 2013 at 15:54

      Quake ….. Rocket Jump……. wall running with a plasma gun…… Good old times

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 20, 2013 at 15:57

        strrrrrrrrrrafe juuuuuuuuuuuump

        Reply

      • Skyblue

        June 20, 2013 at 22:59

        Also loved the pre 117 patch on Q3 when you could bounce opponents off platforms with rockets beneath them, good times

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  3. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 20, 2013 at 14:39

    SIGN ME UP, looks damn cool!

    Reply

  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 20, 2013 at 14:40

    Double juuuuuuuuump!

    Reply

  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 20, 2013 at 14:42

    When I saw the jelly blood splatter on the screen, I knew… Call of Duty with mechs. I would have thought Activision would have copy written the jelly blood splatter.

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 20, 2013 at 14:43

      CoD with mechs? Where do they keep the dog? trollol

      Reply

    • Yolanda Green

      June 20, 2013 at 14:45

      it does look like a CoD-MechWarrior hybrid.. which could actually be more fun than those 2 games individually.

      Reply

      • Lardus

        June 20, 2013 at 14:56

        Oh MechWarrior, why has thou forsaken me! What great games they used to be. This TitanFall does look good though 🙂

        Reply

  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 20, 2013 at 14:43

    Dedicated servers or p2p? That my friends… is the question

    Reply

    • Uberutang

      June 20, 2013 at 14:46

      Xbone will have no p2p. So Dedicated servers on PC and XBone. Not sure about 360.

      Reply

  7. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 20, 2013 at 14:46

    Didn’t Unreal 2k4 have double jumping and wall hoping?

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    • Lardus

      June 20, 2013 at 14:57

      2K3 as well

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 20, 2013 at 14:58

        but how is this changing shooters forever?skill based shooters has been around for long time

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        • Trevor Davies

          June 20, 2013 at 15:00

          Because now you can bunny hop along a wall too.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2013 at 15:02

            “I can’t hit him commander, he must have the power of the rabbit in him”

          • Trevor Davies

            June 20, 2013 at 15:04

            That’s why the voodoo doll from Blood is one of my favourite weapons of all time. Bunny hop all you want bitches! Mwuhahahaha mwuhahahaha mwuhaha *cough*

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:05

            ROFL

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:05

            eyes of the hawk, hop of the rabbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2013 at 15:26

            BRAVELESSSTAR!!

          • That Tall Twit

            June 20, 2013 at 15:13

            Use this time old classic…

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:19

            BANANAAAAABOMB!!!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2013 at 15:25

            Banana Jim was killed by That Tall Twit with a Banana grenade!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:34

            Critical hit!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:07

            but…….well okay I guess running on walls is cool.

        • Yolanda Green

          June 20, 2013 at 15:04

          Because from now on all CoD looking games will follow the trend :> tbh, I don’t know why most new shooters are so linear to begin with…it’s all about who has the most gadgets, forget about skill.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:07

            Most people are satisfied with just shooting. so I guess they don’t mind linearity. Not that I’m against the game it looks really awesome, I love mech. Hopefully it can do enough to change the shooter game … I would much rather have the return of immersion ala Half-Life syndrome.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:08

            You played Black Mesa yet?

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:15

            Yeah 🙂 experiencing the Those emitter going crazy again was just awesome

          • Yolanda Green

            June 20, 2013 at 15:13

            I honestly think taking shooters back to that kind of gameplay is exactly what it needs to win gamers over again. I’m tired of crossbows and target finders and crap.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:17

            more skill-based or more immersion?

          • Yolanda Green

            June 20, 2013 at 15:20

            When it comes to SP, more original, more immersive stories. And with MP, more skill based.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:24

            Agreed 🙂 maybe through in some SWAT-like squad based gameplay and I will start loving fps games again

          • Yolanda Green

            June 20, 2013 at 15:29

            Anything to make MP a better experience too. Devs are too focused on setting, THE FUTURE, and who’s got the coolest weapons. They forget that at the end of the day all those weapons are fired the same way. Doesn’t really add much to gameplay.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 16:03

            haha, everything must be high tech and must be the next evolution of war. I grew up playing fps games and the reason I fell in love with it was because of the perspective, seeing the world in first person and experiencing a game from that perspective was really something else. but now everything is a one way trip through a tunnel, shooting everything you see.

            and most fps games follow COD style MP and they have to an XP system. When I think of it in this way … then Titanfall could hopefully push the genre in a fresh direction

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:24

            Yes. I remember watching a dude with a desert eagle in CS 1.6

            DANGEROUS kwadraat!!!

            ONLY bought bullets, Desert Eagle, and Armour and Helmet, screw the rest.

            BANG! Headshot! BANG! Headshot

          • Yolanda Green

            June 20, 2013 at 15:26

            so.much.win. Adds great spectator value if you go competitive too.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:32

            Agreed. I fondly remember a LAN where I joined up late, so the buying window was done, DE_Aztec I think, Terrorist. Picked up half empty AK, and was alone vs about 8 Counters, and systematically proceeded to eliminate them, last guy, both our guns empty, switch to side-arm, i switch to knife, jump, facestab, WINNAR.

            Oh what sweeeeet emotion!!!

            Pity (and blessing) that was never recorded. I would have driven everone I know MAD with “did you see this???”

            I miss CS 🙁

          • That Tall Twit

            June 20, 2013 at 15:35

            Need to make a ‘LG commentators’ LAN in Durbs. 😛

          • That Tall Twit

            June 20, 2013 at 15:33

            Haha, I love CS 1.6.

        • Lardus

          June 20, 2013 at 15:06

          I just watched the gameplay video…not just wall jumping – the Titan mode looked AWESOME! OK, I’ll need to upgrade to play this! IT! LOOKS! AWESOME!

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 20, 2013 at 15:09

            It does indeed look awesome, anything mech is A okay in my books

  8. Rinceyouropinion

    June 20, 2013 at 14:46

    Anything with a Mec in is GOOD!

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    • Andre116

      June 20, 2013 at 21:16

      I was thinking the same thing.

      Reply

      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 20, 2013 at 21:19

        You get my 5 keys? Went onto Borderlands2, wants a near half gig dl for compatability! Wtf?!

        Reply

  9. Skyblue

    June 20, 2013 at 14:50

    Reminds me of strafe-jumping in Quake 2 and Quake 3 and the dodge-jumping in the Unreal Tournament series. I have no problem with skill based shooters that require some mastery of the environment to be competitive as it always enhances skill. I will be giving Titanfall a shot on PC.

    “We started to imagine what it would be like to play an existing map if you had these crazy capabilities,” he said.
    “It’s all about finding something new and interesting, like a new skill to master. We’re all really good at aiming and shooting now; it’s nice to get a reward for manoeuvrability and outthinking the opponent, thinking one step ahead.
    “It’s really bringing a lot of that shooter experience and inventiveness and taking every game we’ve ever loved and making it into one.”

    I love this quote, all they need to do to make it perfect now is include the Quake Nailgun and Quake 2 Railgun.

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    • Lardus

      June 20, 2013 at 14:52

      And wall-crawling as the Xenomorph in AvP. About time we get a new “not just point and shoot” shooter! I just hope it has traditional LAN support…who am I kidding LAN is dead *cries in the corner*

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 20, 2013 at 14:55

        Thanx for reminding us Lardus! *cries along in corner*

        Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 20, 2013 at 15:02

        I loved playing the Alien in AVP. If they can get the movement to feel nice & free-flowing in this game it could be pretty damn cool.

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        • Lardus

          June 20, 2013 at 15:07

          I was born a Predator. I loved collecting my trophies hehe, my friends hated that sound 🙂

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 20, 2013 at 15:08

            krrrrrrrrrrrrkrrrrrrkrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      • Skyblue

        June 20, 2013 at 15:02

        The original AvP was a “shit your pants” masterpiece.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 20, 2013 at 15:06

          Original not the new avp correct? If so then yes, agreed!

          Reply

        • That Tall Twit

          June 20, 2013 at 15:16

          I agree. I enjoyed the original one.

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    • Yolanda Green

      June 20, 2013 at 15:32

      Dat Railgun, still one of my favourites!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 20, 2013 at 15:33

        Q2 RAILGUN = BEST.GUN.IN.GAME.EVER!!!

        “PEWWWwwwwwwwoooooowoooooo”

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        • That Tall Twit

          June 20, 2013 at 15:37

          Seconded.

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  10. Lardus

    June 20, 2013 at 14:55

    First time watching the trailer – looks good!

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 14:56

      Agreed

      Reply

  11. Tarisma

    June 20, 2013 at 14:58

    Isn’t this the game that supposedly runs AI and Physics from the cloud?

    If so I’m not interested, it won’t work in SA that’s my bet.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 20, 2013 at 15:01

      lol, the power of the Cloud! The biggest load of crap ever!

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 20, 2013 at 15:08

        *cough*DRM*cough*

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      • Tarisma

        June 20, 2013 at 15:39

        But imagine SA Adsl doing AI and physics. It will be like skrillix concert where everyone has injected too much heroin into their eye balls!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 20, 2013 at 15:46

          LMAO!

          Reply

  12. Happy Hamster

    June 20, 2013 at 14:59

    My 2c worth But the game looks very low budget to my smaak , skiet skop and double jump

    Edit: How are you supposed to shoot someone in multiplayer if they jumping all over the place

    Edit Part 2: Mik en druk

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  13. Jakster

    June 20, 2013 at 15:02

    Looks like an elaborate-nostalgic mix of Quake Arena and Unreal Championship with a mix of Mech Warrior.

    Titanfall is only possible on X1 and PC due to the power of the cloud…

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 20, 2013 at 15:03

      The cloud is actually a benign AI called Jakster… :p

      Reply

      • Jakster

        June 20, 2013 at 15:11

        It’s also known as “heaven” to some believers….. Those God-rays in Forza 5 are coming from somewhere but not the console 😉

        Reply

  14. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 20, 2013 at 15:13

    Well I still rocket jump in Sanctum like a baws!

    Reply

  15. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 20, 2013 at 15:31

    Xbox scored here for sure.

    Reply

  16. Xelus

    June 20, 2013 at 15:36

    Tit-anvil, I mean Titanfall. Why is double jump now all of a sudden “WOW”? I had that way back in the 90’s when I played UT99. UT2003/2004 came up with quadjump which is ten times cooler. And in UT you could jump off of walls to. So what is new on this game. Looks good though.

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    • Yolanda Green

      June 20, 2013 at 15:38

      That’s the point 🙂 It isn’t all of a sudden all wow. It was back in the day, and it’s sad that the genre has lost this in new releases. Great that it could make a much needed comeback 😛

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      • Xelus

        June 20, 2013 at 15:40

        Agreed, I use to be a Unreal fan until number 3 came out and broke the whole franchise tradition. If the game isn’t online only then I might check it out. Here is to hoping that the game won’t live up to its name. “Titanfall”

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  17. Kobus Nel

    June 20, 2013 at 15:39

    Makes me think of Unreal Tournament meats Mech Warrior 😀

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 15:51

      meats? steak? chops?

      Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 20, 2013 at 15:55

        MORE WORS!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 20, 2013 at 15:56

          JAAAAAAAAAAA

          Reply

      • Kobus Nel

        June 21, 2013 at 15:33

        I meant meets 😛

        Reply

  18. Kobus Nel

    June 20, 2013 at 15:39

    So glad it’ll be available on PC too. 😀

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 15:49

      WOOOOT

      Reply

  19. iPrimal

    June 22, 2013 at 02:57

    More excited for Destiny.

    Reply

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