Respawn Entertainments debut title, Titanfall, got gamers excited at the recent Gamescom event with its futuristic gameplay.
Titanfall Gameplay Footage Unveiled at Gamescom
Titanfall is a multiplayer only, always online first person shooter with some ambitious and futuristic gameplay aspects that are set to bring new elements to online first person action.
The game is the debut release from Respawn entertainment, a breakaway group from Infinity Ward after they left the Activision. The group is headed by Vince Zampella – co-creator of a little series called Call of Duty.
While Titanfall is sure to have elements from the Call of Duty gameplay that many have grown to love, this release is set to distinguish itself as a killer title with some unique elements of its own – here is a pitch from the company.
“The advanced combat techniques of Titanfall give you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan. The visionaries at Respawn have drawn inspiration from their proven experience in first-person action gaming, and are building on that pedigree by taking a new approach to game design and creating an all-new universe with Titanfall.”
Titanfall Aims To Strike Balance
A key aspect of how well the game will cope with the anticipation and excitement building around it is the dynamic between the Mech-based gameplay and shooter based gameplay.
It’ll be interesting to see whether Respawn can strike the right balance between the two. Why would you choose to play as a shooter ahead of being in control and piloting one of the fearsome Mech machines? This is one of the tasks that Respawn had to overcome and at Gamescom they showed how.
A big part of Titanfall will be getting around the maps themselves. Whether it is is a fast moving soldier who can use his agility to leap, double jump, wall jump and even jet pack around or a slow, cumbersome but equally destructive pilot of a Mech – the gameplay looking to strike a balance between the two.
Feedback so far on the gameplay has been extremely positive, with many players relishing controlling both sides. Respawn themselves have said that you can get across a whole arena without ever touching the ground and with the impressive manoeuvrability and agility on display it is hard to doubt that.
Titanfall Set for Release Early Next Year
Titanfall is fast becoming the Xbox One exclusive that is getting fans excited more than any other. Its unique blend of first person shooting and mech-based action got everybody talking at Gamescom about the potential of the first big exclusive IP on the new generation of consoles.
Keep checking in as we continue to follow the latest developments regarding Titanfall. It is set to be released in Q1 of next year. In the meantime check out the gameplay footage from Gamescom in the video below.