A forums member on NeoGAF has obtained a copy of the July version of the GameInformer magazine via his Google Play tablet subscription. In the magazine, it has confirmed the first details about Respawn’s newest game, ‘Titanfall’. According to the magazine, the game will be out on Xbox One and PC, with the Xbox 360 version being developed by another studio. “After a bitter split with Activision and Call of Duty, Respawn debuts its bold vision for next-gen multiplayer,” reads the cover.
The new game from Respawn is a futuristic multiplayer-centric online shooter, one of our sources says. The source describes the game as a battle of Davids and Goliaths. The Davids are heavily-armed foot soldiers. The Goliaths are the giant exosekeltons—Titans—that these soldiers can pilot. These Titans are big mech-style walkers that move with an agility not seen in games like Mechwarrior or Steel Battalions.
To keep the action balanced, game maps limit the number of Titans that can be used in a skirmish. Weapon loadouts for the foot soldiers are designed to ensure that the characters on foot can take out the Titans if need be. The source who described the game does not work at Respawn, but their description tracks with the long-reported desire by the former Infinity Ward team to make a sci-fi shooter.
The game is expected to ship in ‘Spring 2014’ according to the magazine. The game will be using Microsoft’s Cloud tech to support the always online aspect. The game has a Campaign Multiplayer and Regular Multiplayer. The leak also states that the game is using a source engine, as making a new engine would take too long.
According to the leak, it says that
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.”
UPDATE: @EA has confirmed that Titanfall is real, and more information is coming during their E3 conference on Monday, June 10th.
There’s a lot more of Titanfall to be revealed. Tune in to the EA E3 press conference on Monday June 10 at 1pm PDT for the details. #EAE3
— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 6, 2013