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Report: Titanfall 2 Will Have A Single-Player Campaign, TV Spin-Off Is In Development

by Javy Gwaltney on Feb 06, 2016 at 06:03 PM

We've yet to see a glimpse of Titanfall 2 (though we know it's set to return sometime before March 2017) but it seems that it might have a single-player campaign, according to Forbes. The publication is reporting that the game will have "a dedicated single-player campaign" and that a television spin-off set in Titanfall's universe is also in the works.

Forbes interviewed the lead writer on the series Jesse Stern who talked new details about the sequel and acknowledged criticisms of the first Titanfall:

One of the shortcomings of the first game was we just did not have the mechanism to tell everyone ‘here’s who you are, here’s where you are and who’s around you.’ We knew all the answers, we just could not deliver it.

So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space. We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet. Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction , demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war.

Stern didn't reveal much about the television spin-off except that it's being developed in collaboration with Lionsgate TV, responsible for producing or having a hand in producing shows like Orange Is The New Black and Nashville. Stern's other writing credits include NCIS and Jake 2.0. He was also a writer on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Battlefield 4.

You can check out our review of the first Titanfall here.

Note: We have amended this story to reflect that the information has been reported, but not independently verified. We have reached out to EA for clarification and will update when we have more information.

[Source: Forbes]


Our Take
I actually didn't mind Titanfall lacking a single-player component. It's one of the purest action games out there and, if there is a single-player component on the way, I'm kind of nervous that it just wouldn't come close to measuring up to how dynamic and interesting the multiplayer is.