Much-Awaited Titanfall Arrives
Monday night (10th March) became a big downtown launch party of the arrival of the much-awaited video game, Titanfall, at South By Southwest, Austin, where the game made an early landing. So, players here got a chance to dive into the online matches in comfortable body-contoured gaming chairs wit individual flat-panel screens, even before midnight release events when the game went on sale throughout the US.
Vince Zampella is the co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, the Van Nuys, Calif. the developer studio of Titanfall and was much excited about let everybody play the game at the venue.
The game will be available for Xbox and Windows PCs for $60.
Titanfall holds a lot of weight in the world of gamers. For beginners, it is only planned to come to the Xbox consoles and PCs, but not PlayStation 3 and 4. It will come to Xbox on 25th March. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy office of Microsoft for Xbox said that he couldn’t overstate the importance of the game.
To add to the anticipation, Titanfall is an exclusively online multiplayer game – a potential game-changer for the future launches. It is the first game either for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One which is a real leap ahead for multiplayer shooters. And because it is Xbox One-exclusive, it will help Microsoft gain some of the ground it lost to PS4 till now.
Players compete on one of the two teams of up to six competitors each in different sorts of multiplayer matches. They start each match in a futuristic setting as a pilot, a soldier who is highly trained and styled in nimble special operations. They can jump and run along buildings – similar to parkour on steroids – to dodge and track enemies.
Players get the ability during the match to climb within a mechanized combat machine known as a titan, which can shoot missiles and machine guns. It’s like cat-and-mouse game play wherein the giant titans peek in windows and shoot in. Plus, there are areas where only pilots are allowed and there are also areas where there is a high risk for pilots in the open field.
This dynamics came out of the experimentation of main artist Joel Emslie who had been developing robot models. He placed a small action figure net to the robot, a scale of a 6-foot human and a 20-foot titan and it clicked that day.
Players can use several types of titans, some they have to earn while playing the game.
The sci-fi setting owes their appearance to movies like District 9 and the lived-in look adopted by filmmakers like George Lucas (Star Wars) and Ridley Scott (Blade Runner).
An adorable feature of the game is it is playable by beginners and also by multiplayer veterans, though it has a superfast pace. It reminds of the old-school shooters like Unreal Tournament, Quake and Doom, but with a new tang. Respawn has spent a significant time for making the multiplayer fun for everybody. Even though you are not an expert, you feel secure inside a Titan and can enjoy picking off the computer-controlled groans.
Titanfall is available in stores and for downloading online.