“Titanfall will most definitely have an ending. It’s not a story if it doesn’t,” says Respawn

Respawn’s senior map designer Mohammad Alavi talks to X-ONE about Titanfall’s narrative ambitions, its influences, and how the campaign will meld with multiplayer.

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R00bot2744d ago

Wow, really? That's amazing..
I just hope it's not one of those endings that leave a lot unanswered to set up a sequel.

christocolus2744d ago

Im a bit curious to see how the narrative here will be implemented.i wouldnt mind a good cliffhanger though.

NewMonday2744d ago

what is the story anyway? did they ever talk about it?

christocolus2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )


Nope.. they havent talked much about it..but it has been mentioned a couple of times. The story is supposed to be integrated into the multiplayer somehow. Im just as curious as you are.

NewMonday2744d ago

I have been harsh on the MP, but if the SP ends up great I may change my mind and pick this up, I don't like the Halo MP but I bought every main Halo game for the SP.

JokesOnYou2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

SP???...I just thought there are story elements in the multiplayer, so now the story will end at some point but the multi/modes and matches of course are on going. There still is no standalone SP campaign as far as I'm will be interesting to see how the story exists in the multiplayer, personally I don't have my hopes up for anything good story wise because it's intertwined with the multi game that's unscripted= No seperate campaign missions. Basicly I feel like there will just be "explanation set pieces" and "communications chatter" to setup the background story for why all the fighting started, nothing more, anyway that's my guess.

I stand corrected, seems there is in fact a actual story campaign but with multi????

NewMonday2744d ago

sorry I mean the story campaign

don't know how they will work it out but I will reserve judgment until we see more.

JokesOnYou2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

Well I got to admit I'm a bit confused myself because there is still no offline standalone story campaign but there is still a campaign story with the multiplayer, it almost sounds like some sort of multiplayer/co-op hybrid shooter, uhm or maybe not lol, here's the description in his words:

"So we’ve only really spoken about one way to play Titanfall. That’s Campaign Multiplayer. You can join a lobby by yourself or with a party, but here’s where it gets different. You and your party or enlisted into a faction, either IMC or Militia. You’ll play the campaign and progress through the narrative hitting the missions in order until you’ve beaten the game on that faction. You’ll then have the option to play through again from the beginning on the other faction. Once you’ve beaten the game from both sides, you’ll be able to play any mission on either faction you like. There are traditional modes as well that you’d expect from a multiplayer FPS game and you can start playing those from the first time you run the game. No matter what you play, you earn XP and progress." -Respawn

-Yeah it will be interesting to see how this works out. It *sounds good though.

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mdluffy2744d ago

Of course it will! you really think this will be the only titanfall game?
they are probably already thinking about titanfall 2 & 3!

Summons752744d ago

pretty sure, being the devs who created Call of Duty, that the story will be painfully childish, have the most simplistic plot, have one character archetype, and be centered around go here shoot s**t, go there shoot s**T, go there shoot s**t.

It's a multiplayer game thats all the people are gonna wanna do anyway.

pandehz2744d ago

A simple story delivered well can be quite fun.

MW1 and 2 were pretty good campaigns and thats what these devs brought to the table. After that it was all downhill.

KillrateOmega2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

To be fair, a simple story can still be captivating if it is done well.

TGF_Zero2743d ago

I just hope the story is great regardless if it ends with a cliff hanger or not

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AllroundGamer2744d ago

when all the stupid bots die...

LordMaim2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

I thought this was supposed to be multiplayer only.


Yeah...I am so confused right now!!

Eonjay2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

No one really understands because no one has seen it played for more than one match at a time. We don't know if you stick with the same set of human pilots and go from locale to locale and engage in "story driven" multiplayer battles.

So its not just TD (which in my opinion is probably a good thing) and technically this game is a "co-op multiplayer death-match campaign".

mdluffy2744d ago

It is a multiplayer only game, but it got a story.
I guess you can do story matches? agains other people or something like that.

Fishy Fingers2744d ago

Multiplayer doesnt have to mean the absence of narrative.

LordMaim2744d ago

Its usually a pretty strong indication of it's deficiency.

Fishy Fingers2744d ago

Perhaps in its traditional sense. Times are changing, gamers are more connected than ever before, isn't it time games started to take advantage of that? Co-op gameplay is usually "multiplayer narrative driven", there's no reason that can't be scaled up from 2-4 players with a competitive edge.

pandehz2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

It is Multiplayer Only but with a story being played out in the multiplayer matches. Im assuming with intro cutscenes, small spread out dynamic events or something in the environment to slowly flesh out the story.

Escaping the zone in one of the videos is an example.

They are trying to weave in single player like story in multiplayer environment. Guessing certain objectives where plot characters are involved, protecting so and so, dropping off at certain maps to defend something etc etc.

Wish there's a mission on the moon or mars or something. Would be epic.

Curious as to how they play out.

KillrateOmega2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

Maybe there is a separate, multiplayer mode called Story Matches or something? Or maybe the intros and outros will change over time?

I'm just shooting in the dark here...

maniacmayhem2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

You can play Borderlands 2 with Multiplayers and still finish the whole game and watch the ending. I suppose it'll be something like in the lines of that.

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plaZeHD2744d ago

I am really getting confused with this game. What the hell is it?

Pandamobile2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

The best bits of Left 4 Dead 2 + Call of Duty + Mechs = Titan Fall.

Fishy Fingers2744d ago

Interesting, at least they're trying something new, I cant really get my head round how it'll all work but then, that's not my job.

MonChiChi2744d ago

It's not at all that difficult to understand imo. You put objective based missions or leveling (not sure on which obviously) as the core thing to unlocking new parts of the story. Most likely you would get a CS of sorts after the match that you completed said mission in. That is my guess.

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