Vince Zampella: Titanfall’s Story is “Not Going to Ruin the Multiplayer Experience”

During yesterday’s VGX 2013 live show Respawn Entertainment co-founder had some reassuring words for those competitive online gamers that don’t really care about having the story interfere with Titanfall‘s deathmatches, explaining that it won’t “ruin” the multiplayer experience.

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WeAreLegion1501d ago

Will the multi-player experience ruin the story? The campaigns were my favorite part of COD2, MW, and MW2.

Godmars2901501d ago

Will the story be worth anything in the first place you mean.

ABizzel11501d ago

Based on what was shown and what's been told thus far my guess is the story is going to be told in an opening cinematic, and the rest will likely be intel briefs that happen before the missions (rounds).

Pintheshadows1501d ago

It'll probably do story telling like Brink. By that I mean it will have one and forget about it in 20 minutes.

Bimkoblerutso1501d ago

It's a shame too, because they could really do a lot of interesting things with that whole "corporation-run warfare" angle they have in the trailers.

But most shooters these days, it's looking like all the effort is going to be put into letting players throw e-peens around online.

AliTheSnake11501d ago

Really cheap. What I like in call of duty the most is the campaigns , they cost the most to make, really high value production, great story, with outstanding voice acting and Epic musical score.

nukeitall1501d ago

The single player campaign in CoD is among the best, and CoD4:MW has some of the most memorable missions. Who doesn't love Ghillies in the Mist?

I trust the creator of CoD: MW series to deliver one of the best campaigns AND multiplayer experience. Hands down!

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kiz26941501d ago

Thats exactly my thoughts reading this.

otherZinc1500d ago (Edited 1500d ago )


I agree completely!

I don't play multiplayer anymore. I play for the campaign.
I also play for campaign co-op.

If Titanfall didn't have a singleplayer mode, I'd rent it for myself and buy it for my son. I would normally buy 2 games for us to play together.

That's why I like Rainbow 6, Gears, & Halo so much. Campaign Co-op is so much fun playing with my kids & friends.

KonsoruMasuta1501d ago

Story never ruins multiplayer. It's usually the other way around.

Irishguy951501d ago

It works both ways. For a game where multiplayer is the main component, focusing on single player can take away the quality of it.

Unless you can find some logical fallacy in my statement?

WeAreLegion1501d ago

I think he wants examples.

CGI-Quality1501d ago

The story takes away the quality of the multiplayer? LOL. Now I've seen/read it all.

OT: I'd prefer a story segment. The reason I have little interest in Titanfall is simply that, lack of a proper story element. I mean sure, if that's not part of the dev's original vision, then keep it mulit-only. However, from the sounds of it, they're dabbling with the idea, so if you include one, go all out.

Irishguy951501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

Sorry but you must be joking if you think it doesn't work both ways. Games with good single player often have 'tacked on' multiplayer. Not that I expect any of you put it understand that.

I don't care what you prefer CGI. Nobody cares what anyone prefers. The point is, devs normally focus on either single player or multiplayer. Whichever one isn't focused on suffers. Alot of games have tacked on single player, or tacked on multiplayer. There are only a handful of games that manage to pull off having both a great single player campaign and great multiplayer. Again, it has nothing to do with what anyone prefers. YOu like Single player over multi. Good for you. I like Single player and Multiplayer. I know which games are going to skimp out on Multi for single or single for multi.

Can't believe I have to explain how it works both ways. Well ~ N4G.

Oh right - Multiplayer ruins story right? no. Neither ruin each other. There are multiplayer focused games, and Single player focused games. Then there are the odd few which do both well, an example being Halo. Alot of single players games don't even bother with the Multiplayer aspect because you guessed it, the time taken to create multi would leech off the time given to create a great single player experience. And vice versa.

MrSwankSinatra1501d ago

you do a lot talking but don't name examples of how it goes both ways i see more single-player based games that could of been better if they had didn't have a shoe-horned multiplayer component then i've seen multiplayer games with a shoe horned single-player component.

malokevi1501d ago

Reviewers unanimously said that BF4s lackluster, poorly executed pseudo-military campaign dragged down the review scores. Efforts that could have gone into making the multiplayer even more exceptional than it already is were put towards pandering to people who have some inexplicable aversion to all things multiplayer.

So, yes, single player can come at a detriment to the multiplayer experience, whether or not any of you are willing to admit it.

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Return_of_the_Mack1501d ago

I believe the words he used were "not going to ruin the TRADITIONAL experience"

NarooN1501d ago

I literally thought the game was MP-only. Guess it'll be like Planetside 2, where they hype up the backstory but it turns out none of it is present in the actual game, lol.

SirBradders1501d ago

The stories simple, 2 factions with different perspectives and wanting control over some resource.

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