Respawn neglects PC for Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta

By Scorpus ยท 6 replies
Aug 16, 2016
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  1. An upcoming multiplayer beta for Titanfall 2 will only be available on consoles, to the disappointment of PC gamers. While a multiplayer beta for the first Titanfall game was released on PC, Respawn Entertainment is not doing the same for the sequel as they haven't yet optimized for a wide range of hardware.

    In a blog post on the matter, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella says they haven't put the game through their compatibility lab to test how it performs on the huge variety of PC components; "quite frankly, we aren't ready to deal with that yet." The developer hasn't worked on support for minimum-spec PCs either, which would limit the compatibility of the beta.

    Zampella is also concerned that PC gamers will dig through the files and assets provided in the beta, potentially uncovering single-player secrets that weren't supposed to be revealed before the game's full launch. He doesn't want to take that risk by providing the beta to PC gamers, so instead it will only be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Respawn hasn't confirmed exactly when the Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta will go live, however hints suggest it could be as soon as this weekend. The full game will be released on October 28th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    That just sounds like it won't be ready for October on PC to me.
    Surely, with less than 3 months to go you would have at least started checking compatibility? And what better way to do that than an open Beta?
  3. Doesn't matter...all EA games are dead to me anyway.
    erickmendes, BSim500 and Hexic like this.
  4. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 332   +163

    Agreed - EA is trash to me.
  5. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 747   +357

    At least he was honest - doesn't want PC gamers spoiling game content. Usually when PC gets ignored for betas, some BS "ensuring the best quality" cookie cutter response is given.
  6. BSim500

    BSim500 TS Evangelist Posts: 387   +659

    Same here. Dragon Age Origins was the last "EA" game bought. And that was only good because EA acquired Bioware too late in the development cycle to dumb anything down (something that was swiftly "corrected" with Dragon Age 2...)
  7. Di9i7a1H8

    Di9i7a1H8 TS Rookie

    Not sure why titanfall is still a thing anyway.

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