One of the biggest stories in Titanfall 2
is undoubtedly its single player campaign. The first game featured an expansive multiplayer suite but took some flak for its "multiplayer campaign." Developer Respawn Entertainment is looking to remedy that for Titanfall 2
in a big way. They're looking to create a fun and exciting experiences that will engage the player every step of the way. To that end, they've taken up a rather unique design philosophy.
Designers on the team would spend their days coming up with "action blocks." These blocks were small prototypes in a contained area where the team would show off interesting ideas and approaches that made use of all of the game mechanics. Some blocks would feature puzzles, others platforming, and still others combat. Over 100 of these were made and the best were picked to become a part of the main campaign. You can see this design philosophy in action in the video below:
But the single player is not only about gameplay. It also focuses on the connection between our hero Jack Cooper and his Titan, BT. BT is unique - the first Titan built by the militia - and he's full of personality and character we aren't used to in Titans. Respawn hopes these two characters' journey together will drive the narrative experience home and deliver and unforgettable campaign.
You'll be able to experience the campaign yourself in less than three weeks. For now, you'll have to make do with the single player trailer:
Of course, if multiplayer is more your pace, there's that too. And if you've been feeling a bit of nostalgia, you'll be pleased to hear that Angel City has been confirmed as a returning map. If you preorder, you'll get early access to it when it launches in December.Titanfall 2
launches on October 28th for Xbox One.