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  • Blog Post: Should You Play Titanfall’s Expedition DLC?

    Titanfall has been out for a couple of months now, but the Respawn level designers haven’t been idle. The new Expedition map pack is the first of three planned DLC expansions for Titanfall. I took the day to dive into the three new maps through a variety of game modes. The first thing I noticed... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Titanfall Xbox 360

    Today sees the release of the Xbox 360 version of Respawn’s critically acclaimed shooter . Even now, we’re working on preparing an update to that review to reflect our experience with the 360 version. In the meantime, Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, and I sat down to play a couple of matches... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream - Dark Souls II & Titanfall

    UPDATE - It's over! But you can check out the full archive down below. On March 11 we've got a blockbuster livestream double feature with Dark Souls II (You can check out our review at 12 EST tonight!) and Titanfall ( And why we don’t have a review up just yet ). Come watch as we die over... More
  • Blog Post: Iron Giants: Titanfall's Reinvention Of Mech Combat

    During our visit to Respawn Entertainment's studio, lead artist Joel Emslie confessed his addiction to watching old making-of videos for classic science fiction films. He was studying the techniques of brilliant model-makers like Stan Winston and Ray Harryhausen to help create believable mechanical... More
  • Blog Post: How Titanfall Taps The Power Of The Xbox One

    While Titanfall is also being released for PC and Xbox 360, the developers at Respawn Entertainment are focusing much of their attention on getting the game up and running on the Xbox One. Since the Xbox 360 version of the game is being developed by a separate unnamed developer, the relatively small... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall And Relatable Sci-Fi

    One of the questions we had for Respawn was why the studio wanted to go down the sci-fi route with Titanfall. The reason came down to simple pragmatism. “There’s only so far you can go if you’re portraying [a conventional] military,” says game director Steve Fukuda. “A big... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Up Again: The Birth Of Respawn And Titanfall

    Vince Zampella and Jason West developed the most successful franchise of the generation, then they were fired. The creators of Call of Duty founded a new studio called Respawn Entertainment, signed a publishing deal with Electronic Arts, and were given carte blanche to create a new IP. We visited the... More
  • Blog Post: Why Respawn Made Another Shooter

    In this age of frequent layoffs , disappearing publishers , and the shrinking of the mid-core market , game developers who strike out on their own typically take one of three paths. Many follow the battle cry to the mobile space, where studios like Rovio and Supercell are striking it rich with no publisher... More
  • Blog Post: The Gameplay And World Of Respawn's Titanfall

    Gracing our magazine's cover this month is Titanfall , the first game from Respawn Entertainment. As a studio founded by the creators of Call of Duty, the brand new game is a fast-paced first-person shooter that allows players to command giant robots to unleash chaos. The game has shown very well... More
  • Blog Post: Respawn's West And Zampella Sound Off On Upcoming Activision Lawsuit

    We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Respawn Entertainment's Jason West and Vince Zampella, the one-time heads of Infinity Ward and creators of Call of Duty. During our conversation we finally got to hear their version of the events surrounding their dismissal from Activision and the... More
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