'Titanfall 2' Will Have Single-Player Campaign, TV Spin-Off

Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign, a TV series, and more
Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign, a TV series, and more EA

Titanfall 2 is still a relative mystery, but the curtain was just pulled back a sliver recently when lead writer Jesse Stern gave an interview with Forbes. According to the article, Titanfall 2 will have a single-player campaign, will feature a TV series and will be multiplatform.

Forbes reports Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment started with limited resources. This was the decision that forced the company to develop Titanfall as a multiplayer-only game. Now that Respawn has a successful title under its belt, it has the ability to include a single-player campaign along with a strong multiplayer offering.

So what will the campaign be about? As Stern says, the campaign will be a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space.” The goal for the team in telling this story is to make it feel as real as possible.

“We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet,” Stern told Forbes. “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.”

This doesn’t mean that Titanfall 2 will be as gritty and real as possible, it is still a sci-fi video game after all. “In Titanfall 2 there will be a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real,” said Stern.

As for the multiplayer component of Titanfall 2, Stern mentioned that it would be back and better than ever. He also confirmed a multiplatform release.

“The multiplayer game will be even better than it was the first time around,” Stern told Forbes. “The first game was an Xbox exclusive (initially). This one is going to be widely available, I believe on all platforms.”

Stern also happens to have a background in the television industry. This has led to a push for Respawn Entertainment to create a TV spin-off of Titanfall. The series, created in partnership with Lionsgate TV, is said to tell stories set in the world of the video game.

“We are trying to find a way to tell a story in the worlds we want to be in and produce in the TV model,” Stern said to Forbes. It doesn’t seem like plans for the series are very far ahead, though, based on Stern’s concerns for how much it would cost to produce the series.

So what do you think? Are you excited to play through a single-player campaign in Titanfall 2? Would you watch a Titanfall TV series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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