Leaked: Modern Warfare Creator’s Developing ‘Titanfall’ as an Xbox One & PC ExclusiveJune 6, 2013 2 Comments
Not much was said at the Xbox One announcement last month about games. That is all about to change next week though at E3. For those of you that can’t wait that long, we have a game here created by the Modern Warfare creator’s, top ex-Infinity Ward folks at the new Respawn Entertainment. The game is called ‘Titanfall’ and the image and details were leaked by an early digital release of Game Informer.
Details and image from Cartman86 at Neogaf
- Xbox One, PC
- Xbox 360 version developed by someone else
- Plan to use Microsoft’s Cloud for dedicated servers and physics and AI calculations
- Campaign Multiplayer, “traditional” multiplayer mode, and a “One-Player Mode”.
- Spring 2014 Release Date
- First person shooter
- “Mech” and ground combat
So here’s the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er…). “Not to say we won’t [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could.”
GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that’s a problem for Respawn. He says they’re having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn’t know how to use it properly at this stage of development)
GI: “What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing.” Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading “a few dozen AI” and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn’t have attempted it.
If this is to be believed, the game should be developed by Respawn Entertainment exclusive for the Xbox One and PC with another studio handling it for the 360.
Last month’s Xbox One announcements left some gamers afraid of the future since Microsoft chose to headline the new Kinect and TV/ Cable capabilities. Fear not however as Microsoft is set to put the focus on games at E3.