Respawn, the developers behind Titanfall, have confirmed that Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign that is separate from online play. This is a breath of fresh air to Titanfall enthusiasts, as the original game, released in early 2014, required online gameplay for both multiplayer and campaign modes. Fans will remember the only real difference between campaign missions and multiplayer mode was a bit of dialogue between forgettable characters and set maps. Whether one was victorious in the mission or not, the campaign continued rendering the outcome of the previous match pointless.
Forbes® magazine interviewed Titanfall’s lead writer, Jason Stern, who laid out Respawn’s theme for Titanfall 2 as “American Revolution and American Civil War in space.” Titanfall 2’s storyline focuses on a more practical look at space warfare on the frontier. Stern stresses the fact that Titanfall 2 will feature more story and lore, most likely in an attempt to rectify the mistakes made in the original Titanfall campaign. Before wrapping up the interview, Stern announced that Titanfall 2 will be a multi-platform release, as opposed to the original Titanfall’s Xbox One exclusive release.
The original Titanfall’s gameplay is terrific, reminiscent of many famous FPS including Halo, Call of Duty and Battlefield, while adding the new and enchanting mechanic of Titans. Its gameplay revolutionized next gen gaming and set the standard for multiplayer that few games today can meet. We can only expect great things out of Respawn now that it has addressed what many would say was the weakest part of the game, and we look forward to more information coming out about Titanfall 2.