Developer Respawn’s founder and CEO, Vince Zampella, has for the first time made it clear that his company is working on a sequel to last year’s online shooter, Titanfall. Zampella was speaking to IGN prior to attending the BAFTA Game Awards, which took place last night.
“I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don’t know anything about it, or… yeah,” Zampella said. “So we’re working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we’re working on that. That’s the main focus but we’re starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It’ll be multiplatform.”
This is the first time that Zampella and Respawn have openly discussed their development of a sequel. Electronic Arts is once again on board to publish the title, which will hit more than just Microsoft’s systems.
Yep, @VinceZampella just confirmed Titanfall 2…and now…you’ll have to wait for all the details!
— Respawn (@Respawn) March 12, 2015
Exactly what the sequel will contain is still completely under wraps, but Zampella has said that the game’s lore (which was surprisingly good but sadly under-utilised in the first game) will be expanded for the second outing. While no other details were provided, it was implied that a proper single-player campaign is being thought about. Speaking about the original Titanfall’s multiplayer-only approach, Zampella said:
“We set out to do it and it was one of our goals. I mean it obviously prohibits a certain group of people playing the game, and as content creators you want to get into as many people’s hands as possible. We put some single-player elements in there though, and tried to mix it up. Maybe we could have mixed things up a bit better because some people blew right by it and didn’t even see it because there was so much action happening around it.”
What are the odds of Titanfall 2 getting an official local release? Probably quite good considering it’s now multi-platform and therefore might not be shackled to Microsoft’s Azure servers.