I hate that my Titan looks exactly like yours. We can all admit that I’m pretty great, and my giant walking robot should reflect that. Well, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is eventually going to give me (and you) that chance.
The studio is moving on from developing its popular sci-fi shooter to supporting it with postrelease fixes and updates. This is something that the company is not used to as it has spent the last several years with its head buried in production. That’s changing now as Titanfall director Steve Fukuda is expressing a desire to open up more channels of communication with fans to explain what is coming up next for the game. He also wants to release updates for Titanfall more frequently.
“As excited as we are to support the game, we’re relatively new to the ethos of postlaunch support,” Fukuda wrote in a blog post on Titanfall.com. “My role as director on Titanfall has been to keep a clear vision of the game, and to direct the game’s development across all the disciplines. Now that we are transitioning from making the game to supporting it, one of the many things I want to improve is what I call our ‘update tempo’ — not just accelerating how often we update the game, but also improving our frequency and quality of communication about those updates with the community.”
Fukuda got started communicating today. In his blog, he explained what fans of Titanfall can expect. That includes, of course, more balance adjustments, convenience features, and infrastructural features. Examples of those include tweaks to weapon power, color-coded friends on the minimap, and the private-match beta, respectively.
Respawn is also working on wholly new content as well. That includes a new set of the one-time use Burn Cards that give players special perks as well as customizable “nose art” so you can personalize your Titan.
“Our plans for supporting Titanfall are simple,” Fukuda wrote. “We’ll keep you better informed between updates, and we’ll deliver free updates to you on a regular basis. We are constantly tweaking our support plans in response to your feedback, and although we cannot promise everything requested will go through, we are listening.”
The director once again confirmed that all updates to Titanfall are free except for the upcoming map packs. Respawn revealed it is working on an Expedition pack that will include a number of new levels. That will cost $10, but fans can also get it as part of the $25 season pass, which guarantees access to all three planned map expansions.