Titanfall developer says always-online isn’t always the way, still room for single-player

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By on November 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Respawn’s Abbie Heppe has explained that the Titanfall team think there’s more to the future of games that online-only, multiplayer-only games — even if that happens to be the sort of game they’re making right now.

“The plan was always online for us, so it was an easy answer for us when people say ‘well how do you feel about that’ – well we were always an online-only multiplayer game anyway,” Heppe said to XB1. “It doesn’t have the same impact on us as necessarily would have on somebody else.”

“We have the easy bullet dodge,” she continued. “We’re an online only game. But I do think there is room for the a single player experience, and for stuff that isn’t necessarily online. I think you’re going to see more of [multiplayer].”

“Even when they’re a single player game, [developers] want to have a multiplayer component, which is sort of silly because I think developers should do what they are best at, and I hate the idea of somebody being forced into adding something into their game that they don’t want to do. I think there is a lot the future generation is going to be able to do in terms of matchmaking, in terms of connecting gamers that’s going to make that social experience not feel forced.”

Source: XB1 via VG247

12 comments (Leave your own)

If titan fall dont have Single player im going to kill my cat!

 
charliebrownau

Here is an idea titanfall , make it Multiplayer only but
OFFER FREE UNRANKED LAN SERVERS
LAN WITHOUT INTERNET no ranks ,no bling , pure fun
Offline lan with small amount of bots

No single player storyline

 

narcarsiss:
If titan fall dont have Single player im going to kill my cat!

Ummm Titan fall don’t have single player, Abbie Heppe says as much in the article up there. Plus the Titanfall dev team have said several times it is multiplayer only.

 

vcatkiller: Ummm Titan fall don’t have single player, Abbie Heppe says as much in the article up there.Plus the Titanfall dev team have said several times it is multiplayer only.

for his cats sake, you should have told him there was single player :P

 

korbain,

Hey check the user name, think I care about cats? :P (joking y’know…)

 

charliebrownau,

what a waste of effort, do people still go to lans? i thought lans died with high speed internet.

 

I sometimes LAN some epic L4D2 action. With 7 of your mates all in the same room it doesn’t really compare to online gameplay.

 

yeah sure it used to be excellent, get the boys round, few beers, bbq, games. maybe its cause all my friends are married with children now, that im just feeling left out! i loved a good lan. but theres hardly any games lan capable anymore.

 

I’ve never really enjoyed online play. Playing against a complete anonymous nobody on the other side of the world you’ll probably never meet is never going to be even a fraction of the coolness of sitting face to face with your opponents in the same room.

 

vcatkiller,

I totally missed that. I 100% honestly though it was a single player game and they didnt want to add multiplayer. :/

 

sirgriggles:
yeah sure it used to be excellent, get the boys round, few beers, bbq, games. maybe its cause all my friends are married with children now, that im just feeling left out! i loved a good lan. but theres hardly any games lan capable anymore.

^^This, I Miss This.

 

narcarsiss,

So does this mean you’re not going to kill your cat? I call shenanigans!

 
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