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Submitted by StillGray 890d ago | news

Titanfall Does Not Have a Single-Player Mode

Gameranx: "The upcoming game from Respawn is strictly a multiplayer experience." (PC, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

allformats  +   890d ago
They're mixing story into multiplayer. Really revolutionary stuff. I'm big on story when it comes to games, that's why I've always cherished single-layer campaigns. But if you can give me story in multiplayer, like what Titanfall is doing, then I'm in.

Titanfall and Destiny were the most innovative console games at E3.
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Blaze929  +   890d ago
"The reason for this is that its developers want to keep the focus on multiplayer battles as a deliberate response to player habits"

I somehow, don't believe that. I think the real reason was Microsoft's original plan to MAKE the Xbox One always online. Now that that's been canned, they can't just make a single player component out of no where.

Just my thoughts - I could be wrong. Either way, now I wonder about the price and direction of this game. Multiplayer online? And EA is publishing this? Hmm
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Belking  +   890d ago
But its not their IP so Respawn makes the decision on the game.
colt-of-tipton  +   890d ago
Vince Zempella said the reason its multiplayer only is because people usually rush through the campaign or don't play it at all and it could of taken years to develop the campaign. So instead they have placed set pieces and woven campaign elements into multiplayer so everyone can experience the story and world of TitanFall whilst playing multiplayer.
shoddy  +   890d ago
The thing with online multi player is you gonna have asshole playing with you. That would ruin the gameplay
Fez  +   890d ago
There really nothing to back that up... since MP only games have been on PS3 and Titanfall could possibly appear on PS4.

A more likely explanation could simply be gamings trend towards MP. The game was probably in it's inception stage long before MS even hinted at an always online console.
-Superman-  +   890d ago
"They're mixing story into multiplayer. Really revolutionary stuff."

One word:
Testfire  +   890d ago
Eve/Dust 514 also say hi. "revolutionary" lol.
aaaaaaaaah Brink. I loved that game. Will never understand all the flak it got. Not sure how i feel about Titanfall. I might give it a shot if it ever jumps ship to the Ps4 side.
Somebody  +   890d ago
Sounds like what online co-op in a lot of current games have been doing for years.
3-4-5  +   890d ago
Brink is $5 at Gamestop now.

They over-hyped that game way too much. prob why it got all the hate.
2cents  +   890d ago
And... This new 'evolving' gameplay and world can be achieved by regular updates via the 'cloud' which is what MS have been trying to convey.

Interesting times ahead.
Neixus  +   890d ago
"They're mixing story into multiplayer. Really revolutionary stuff."

The last of us have also done it, except it also have a really great singeplayer aswell
AngelicIceDiamond  +   890d ago
Titanfalls lack of story or bridging story into gameplay is interesting from a MP perspective. But means nothing from an actual story telling point of view. Who are these people? what time period are they in? who's the enemy? Who's the main bad guy?

The studio has a small 60 team and believe gamers don't finish campaign modes. Well I don't finish Cod stories there's a difference. I would jump into Titanfalls story of course just to know what I'm up against, and see what its about.
webeblazing  +   890d ago
What LMAO. Its just a memo how hard is it to get the same genre console gamers been bashing last Gen until dust came out dis site amaze me some time y'all be reaching. Only thing e3 showed is the new console have better gfx which y'all said y'all don't care about. That's maybe y y'all grasping 4 straws saying everything is new. O well game do look fun imma get it when it drops
fermcr  +   890d ago
"Titanfall Does Not Have a Single-Player Mode"

Doesn't need it. I'll buy it because of the multiplayer.

I have Battlefield 3 and Black Ops 2 and never ever player the single player of any of those games. The single player of these type of games are like big expensive movies with lots of explosions and special effects... week after you played the single player, you don't remember anything from it, just it was loud with explosions.
ginsunuva  +   890d ago
Game devs have been saying "mixing story into multiplayer" for years, and it ends up being a 9 second cutscene before the match starts showing characters with usernames above their heads walking onto the map.
Lovable  +   885d ago
HAHA So true
lgn15  +   890d ago
Wanna know why you got so many disliked for stating your opinion? 'Cuz it's NG4, and Titanfall is an Xbox One exclusive XD.
rajman  +   890d ago
If it has no single player then it should not cost full price @ $60, and more like $40
allformats  +   890d ago
I disagree with that sentiment, rajman. They're mixing single-player action into the mp. Story mode and all.
jerethdagryphon  +   890d ago
titan fall is multiplayer only.... that statment makes me have 0 intrests in it now regardless if its got single player story in mp action i dont do mp shooters
Zhipp  +   890d ago
Wat? What's the point of playing a shooter if you don't play multiplayer?
BabyTownFrolics  +   890d ago
MAG was a full priced game when it released,and that was MP only and in my opinion worth the price at the time.

Let's just wait and see, if there are tons of modes and features then perhaps the usual price point will make sense. If its just TDM,CTF,etc then perhaps not.

we dont know.

I am looking forward to seeing more.
kingrev  +   890d ago
Yeah indeed MAG was just multiplayer and costed full price, but you can see what the game was trying to offer when it came to MP, now if Titanfall doesn't offer more than what call of duty MP offers and charges full price then I simply don't agree with it, but if it is the opposite then happy days nothing against it.
BabyTownFrolics  +   890d ago
isn't that exactly what i said?
DOMination-  +   890d ago
Do you also think Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls and Fallout should be cheaper because by your same logic, they are also missing 50% of content? (no multiplayer)

Although I understand your point, games simply don't work like that.
Confickercrash  +   890d ago
The logic is that, the multiplayer game should be cheaper because of the paid online subscriptions on consoles, that which you don't need in single player.
MidnytRain  +   889d ago
From a business perspective, the opposite is true. In these types of games, most players spend much more time in the multiplayer than the single player anyway. Why would the charge less for the "most attractive" offering?
MegaMohsi  +   890d ago
please give me an example of how they are mixing story into the multi-player?
TukkerIntensity  +   890d ago
probably similar to how Killzone 3 already did it in it's MP. Cut scense using your team that happen before and after certain sequences of events.
MegaMohsi  +   890d ago
interesting, the game looks pretty cool but I always like singleplayer story as well.
ginsunuva  +   890d ago
Which isn't even really story. But devs have just been saying this stuff forever.
allformats  +   890d ago
MegaMohsi, here, watch this and listen to the developer commentary:
2cents  +   890d ago
Spartan ops anyone?
Fishy Fingers  +   890d ago
Wow, disappointed, when they already said its multiplayer only I was excited to try the single player.
MikeyDucati1  +   890d ago
Several games with this concept. Some more detailed oriented and intricate far as gameplay inclusion and story elements. Then you have some others that can be considered a little bare bones compared to the more heavy detailed ones. You got Destiny, Defiance, TitanFall, Dust 514, that cyborg ninja game that I can't remember the title, and Planetside 2. Out of all of em, I think Destiny, Dust, and Planetside will be the well made ones. Titanfall, it will be interesting to see how many people try that out due to their work on the MW games. Everybody wants to know what those two got in store.
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R6ex  +   890d ago
I'm not interested in multiplayer games without a solid story filled with awesome CGI cutscenes.
clevernickname  +   890d ago
What you are thinking of is a DVD player, not a game console.
goldwyncq  +   890d ago
Wow, with the lack of a single-player, I hope it doesn't go from TitanFall to TitanFail.
Testfire  +   890d ago
Games don't need single player to be successful, look at Warhawk, no sp, very successful. Actually did worse sales with sp. As long as it's a good game it will sell.
ginsunuva  +   890d ago
Warhawk was the best MP game EVER imo.
R6ex  +   890d ago
Is the multiplyer PvP or players vs bots?
DOMination-  +   890d ago
it's pvp with bots on both sides to flesh it out. I don't believe they've said how many players in total (including bots) are able to play in each match but I believe each match will have 24 bots (12 on each team)
this is what they should do with call of duty, nobody that i know that plays that beats the campaign, most people just buy it for multiplayer

if so then i would think it would be better if all resources were dedicated to multiplayer
Convas  +   890d ago
No one that you know, sure. But I own two CODs (Black Ops, MW3) and I've beaten both on Veteran.

When I buy a game, I try to get full worth out of it.
green  +   890d ago
I enjoy COD campaign and i have never played COD multiplayer.
R6ex  +   890d ago
I bought BF2/3 & Crysis1/2/3 & Killzone1/2/3 & COD:MW1/2 & Halo 3 ONLY for their single-player campaigns. I enjoy the narrative plus action.
Embolado  +   890d ago
I am hopeful that this trend can continue, more dev time for Maps, because in the end it can give you more than the standard 10 or so maps that seem to come with current FPS MP games. IF you want story here is the DLC.

My most fun I have had on a shooter was with Tribes: Ascend or Team Fortress 2, so this is my base of reasoning.
No_Limit  +   890d ago
This game could be a System seller. If this game is as good as advertised, it will lure a bunch of COD fans into getting a Xbox 1. Lets face it, 90% of COD buyers don't care or play the campaign. Good investment MS in getting this as a console exclusive.
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WickedLester  +   890d ago
<balloon deflates>

Well that sucks! Not lying, my excitement for this title has certainly been quelled with this news!
310dodo  +   890d ago
I believe the majority of purchasers of this game are not gonna notice single player is missing.

But the price should be cut to $39.99
WickedLester  +   890d ago
Agreed! Warhawk was designed this way and it came out at 39.99 WITH a headset!
Victorvondoom8  +   890d ago
Execellent call of duty should copy that....98% of the time games are played online.
spinbot_lv1  +   890d ago
this news reminds me to another game without single player campaign and a story mixed into multiplayer : BRINK! acclaimed GOTY for an entire year before his date release, then an epic fail.
I predict the same sales for titanfall and the same price $29,99 only one month after the release date ! No SP, no buy!
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Dlacy13g  +   890d ago
and you would be wrong. Brink "claimed" to have a single player which was nothing more than bot matches. Titanfall makes no such claim.
WeaseL  +   890d ago
No SP and needs XBLG = poor sales
spandle  +   890d ago
well this is off my list now.
Victorvondoom8  +   890d ago
" It should be $39.99 instead off $59.00 " Please STFU the game is going to be a masterpiece.......In other words pay the man.
chamber  +   890d ago
The game looked interesting but sadly its not for me without a single player. I'm just totally not into competitive multiplayer games. Story is one of the most important aspects for me and multiplayer like these can never be as effective as single player games in making you care about the world that they are building.
Victorvondoom8  +   890d ago
People only play online....I know alot people never touch single player......
MilkMan  +   890d ago
Thats funny, I know the exact opposite of your friends list. All SP barely any MP. For real, no trolling or anything.
MilkMan  +   890d ago
Ill move it from gotta get to i'll wait later.
Embolado  +   890d ago
We all have to wait till 2014, still has a year of production till released :(

Respawn does have alot to prove, but feedback of the game was positive for their E3 showing. Plus who does not like Mechs? Pacific Rim, 2 tickets please!
Loki86  +   890d ago
Small dev team of 60, I would much rather have them focus on one thing and do it really well, then end up with two average halves. I trust Zampella to blow me away some incredibly compelling and balanced MP.
Confickercrash  +   890d ago
Is it so hard to make realistically behaving AI? All this talk about increased graphical prowess and more data on game discs next gen and no mention on if developers have used the increased processing power of the new consoles to make a realistic AI algorithm? I would have seriously thought that would be a step in the right direction.
thecowsaysmoo  +   890d ago
The best AI algorithm is still A* and yes it isn't perfect, but it is the closes we will get for a while.
josephayal  +   890d ago
Maybe I'm bit cynical but it looks like a generic first-person shooter
mochachino  +   890d ago
That makes the game far less appealing to me. They really can't afford SP!?
buynit  +   890d ago
Same here...
nise-gamer  +   890d ago
No SP? Oh, I will reading "attack on titan" instead of playing Titanfall
N8  +   890d ago
Obviously the biggest problem with this is that it will still cost 60$. If the game sells well this will be the new rape of the next gen.
pedrof93  +   890d ago
So this means contrary to ps4 feature I cannot download "multi-player first" because its entirely online.

I sure the story of this game will suck and focus on MP. Like Halo.

The trailer of this game doesn't even announce this is a exclusive game for X1. I think it will be on PS4 soon after.

Anyway I'm not even looking forward to get it.
InSpectre  +   890d ago
Never seen a multiplayer only title come out with any mainstream success.

But hey, maybe they'll succeed.
gamer2013  +   890d ago
Awwww yeah! Plenty of pvp goodness! Pew pew pew!

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