Titanfall

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Titanfall
Titanfall-logo.jpg
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Developer(s)Respawn Entertainment
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Platform(s)Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
First releaseTitanfall
March 11, 2014
Latest releaseApex Legends
February 9, 2019

Titanfall is a series of video games that mainly feature first-person shooter games. The series was created by Respawn Entertainment and debuted as an Xbox exclusive; it has expanded to other consoles and platforms.

Gameplay[edit]

In Titanfall, players control "Pilots" and their mech-style Titans, and fight in six-on-six matches set in the war-torn outer space colonies of the Frontier. The game is optimized for fast-paced, continual action, aided by wall-running abilities and populations of computer-controlled soldiers. Other titles in the series includes unique characters who are able to use special abilities.

Games[edit]

Release timeline
2014Titanfall
2015
2016Titanfall 2
2017Titanfall: Assault
2018
2019Apex Legends

Main series[edit]

Titanfall[edit]

Titanfall, the first game in the series, was released for Xbox consoles, on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2014. The game was mainly multiplayer focused with no real single-player campaign included. Instead, there were single-player missions included that served as a way for the player to learn the mechanics of the game.

Titanfall 2[edit]

Titanfall 2 was released in 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. This time, the game included a single-player campaign with a full-fledged story. Many of the mechanics from Titanfall returned, including maps in multiplayer. The game received several free updates after its launch, including a returning multiplayer mode known as Frontier Defense. The level "Effect and Cause" in particular was well-received.

Spin-offs[edit]

Titanfall: Assault[edit]

Titanfall: Assault was a top-down real-time strategy game for mobile platforms in the style of Clash Royale. It was developed by Particle City and Respawn Entertainment, published by Nexon, and released for iOS and Android[1] in August 2017.[2][3] In July 31, 2018, Titanfall: Assault was removed from Google Play shortly after the servers are shut down.

Apex Legends[edit]

Apex Legends is a battle royale game that features hero shooter mechanics and the first major platform spin-off for the series. While the game is not directly tied to Titanfall, many of its assets and gameplay features were based on Titanfall 2.[4] The game was released in 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows as a free-to-play game. The game was met with positive critical reception.[citation needed]

Cancelled[edit]

Titanfall: Frontline[edit]

Titanfall: Frontline was a collectible card game that was played in real-time. The player collects and places Pilot, Titan, and burn cards to damage and defeat their opponent. Pilot and Titan cards can combine to perform extra damage.[5] In January 2017, Titanfall: Frontline was cancelled.[6]

Titanfall Online[edit]

In 2016, EA had announced that it was partnering with Nexon to create an Asian market specific version of Titanfall called Titanfall Online, similar to Counter-Strike Online and Call of Duty Online.[7] This version was based on the first Titanfall rather than its sequel, with some slight differences like four main pilots in the game, the introduction of a new titan, and a new map. Titanfall Online had a closed beta in 2017.[8] There have been no new updates since.[9][better source needed]

Development[edit]

Titanfall is the first game developed by Respawn Entertainment, a developer founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella. As ex-employees of Infinity Ward, they helped create the Call of Duty franchise. The two were fired after contract disputes.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McWhertor, Michael (May 3, 2017). "Titanfall: Assault turns the shooter into a real-time strategy game". Polygon.
  2. ^ "Titanfall's First Mobile Game Is Out Today". Kotaku.
  3. ^ McWhertor, Michael. "Titanfall: Assault turns the shooter into a real-time strategy game". Polygon. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  4. ^ Takahashi, Dean (February 4, 2019). "Mackey McCandlish interview — Why Respawn made battle royale shooter Apex Legends". Venturebeat. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Sarkar, Samit (September 12, 2016). "Titanfall: Frontline is a card game coming this fall to mobile devices (update)". Polygon. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 13, 2017). "Titanfall Mobile Game Canceled, Never Made It Past Beta". GameSpot. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "There's a new Titanfall game coming to South Korea". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Nexon Begins Accepting Titanfall Online Closed Beta Sign-Ups". MMOs. Archived from the original on January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "넥슨닷컴". www.nexon.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  10. ^ McElroy, Griffin (May 24, 2012). "Activision v. West and Zampella case pushed back to June 1st". Polygon.
  11. ^ Crecente, Brian (March 3, 2013). "Respawn Entertainment co-founder Jason West retires". Polygon.