New Titanfall Update Incoming And More DLC On The Way
Respawn and EA has just announced a new Titanfall update, however a release date has yet to be set. Respawn Entertainment has consistently updated content for Titanfall throughout its premier season. These updates have been focused primarily on community feedback. By actively listening and adjusting to this criticism they have increased the longevity of this new franchise after popularity quickly declined following its launch. This will be the sixth new Titanfall update that the game has seen since launch and will also be the last major patch before the sequel. Titanfall 2 has no release date, but a 2015 release seems realistic. Also, the final dlc map pack dubbed IMC Rising has also been announced recently and will be available for $9.99 US or free to season pass holders. This dlc will include three new maps Backwater, Sandtrap, and Zone18. We can expect to see this content available for download following update six. The ongoing commitment that Respawn has for this title is encouraging and it is exciting to see this amount of new content so far after release.
Since the release of Titanfall, players have been asking for a pilot-only mode among the same vein as Last Titan Standing. With new Titanfall update six, Pilot Skirmish mode has finally been added. The titans and NPCs are being dropped and replaced with an 8v8 pilot-only mode. It was also noted that when picking the Variety Pack playlist Player Skirmish will not be one of the choices. Marked For Death has now been added permanently to the selection of modes for multiplayer. Other additions include new Burn Cards and the ability to buy individual cards from the in-game Black Market. The card choices will change over time in a regular cycle. More user interface improvements and gameplay changes were added as well in this new Titanfall update.
Even though Titanfall has some major additions in its future, eventually developers are going to have to concentrate on new projects. In an interview with OXM at Gamescon this year, Developer Community Manager, Abbie Heppe, explained that they (Respawn Entertainment) will continue to support Titanfall when bugs and fixes need to be addressed. “But at a certain point, we are going to have to wind down so that we can move on and do other things,” stated Heppe. EA greenlit Respawn to make Titanfall 2 quickly after release and other Titanfall projects are also being worked on as well. So what does this mean for the future of the current Titanfall and should the community be concerned? According to Abbie Heppe we have nothing to worry about. “Obviously, if there’s anything that totally breaks then yeah, we’ll absolutely fix that,” said Heppe.
With two new major DLC additions before the holiday season Titanfall may retain its popularity well into the New Year. With the current trend of first person shooters only having a year shelf life before becoming replaced by its sequel, makes this refocus by Respawn’s developers seem logical.
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