Respawn’s game revealed as Titanfall, a Source engine multiplayer game with giant mechs

Titanfall

By on June 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

An accidental leaking of the next GameInformer magazine cover has revealed that Respawn’s debut title since their bitter split from Activision is Titanfall, and it’s coming to PC in 2014.

The game will be powered by the Source engine, with several ground-up rewrites to meet the team’s needs. In it, players take the role of Pilots who can either directly jump into mechs (or “titans”) to play as them, or control them remotely through autonomous programs while they roam the battlefield themselves on foot.

While on foot, players can disable mechs by jumping onto them and shooting their brain. The trade-off seems to be that being on foot grants you greater agility than piloting a mech, but obviously at the expense of armour/durability.

Little is known about the combat but a brief summary of the article can be found here at NeoGAF.

We’ll learn more at the EA Press Conference, which will happen at 6:00 AM AEST this coming Tuesday. Learn more about our E3 plans here.

Source: NeoGAF

7 comments (Leave your own)

The idea sounds fun (Like most mech games I guess), so it’s all in the execution.

 

Sounds a lot like Mechwarrior I think it was called on xbox I think; you could hop out of your mech and hop in a small one that could piggyback on others and kill them, at which point it became a race of who could press the sequence faster (which was about the only aspect of the game I was good at).

There were also fliers and the likes.

 
mattsniper360

rapid101:
Sounds a lot like Mechwarrior I think it was called on xbox I think; you could hop out of your mech and hop in a small one that could piggyback on others and kill them, at which point it became a race of who could press the sequence faster (which was about the only aspect of the game I was good at).

There were also fliers and the likes.

that was Mechassault either 1 or 2 that had that feature,
i miss those games!
they were incredibly fun multiplayer

 

I want another Battlezone. So at best I hope it shares similar mechanics.

 

timmytim,

That would actually be great! I did have hopes for Bionite Origins (fan made Battlezone) but not so much anymore.

 

Apparently Xbox One exclusive and will be coming to PC later, also it’s not coming to PS4 at all.

Still they could have used something better then Source Engine like Unreal Engine 4, Frostbite 3, CryEngine 3 or Forgelight Engine.

 
|3lack|)eath

Sounds a little like the Mechwarrior Living Legends mod for Crysis. You could fight in or out of a battlemech, but if you were out of one you got a battlesuit automatically so you had weapons to fight mechs, as well as greater maneuverability, but bugger all armor. And you couldn’t insta-kill a mech, unless you got the ever hard perfect headshot

 
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