It’s difficult to recall a first person shooter that was more hyped than Titanfall. That’s saying a lot considering these are the days of Call of Duty and Battlefield. What sets Titanfall apart from these is that it is a true next generation game. Rather than meeting technical restraints with code and pushing towards a release at the end of the current generation’s life cycle, the folks at Respawn Entertainment decided to focus on the next generation. Vince Zampella and crew also took advantage of Microsoft’s cloud computing services to offload non-player activity to servers and free up the home computer — Or Xbox One/360 — for graphical performance. We here at Prima Games realized just how big of nerds we can be when that last statement got us excited.
Graphics and next generation hype aside, what does Titanfall have to offer from its gameplay? Well, it’s been described by Respawn Entertainment as bringing “scale, verticality and story” to first-person shooter multiplayer gaming. Oh, and speaking of Respawn Entertainment, it’s largely made up of former employees of Infinity Ward. You know, the studio responsible for bringing the Call of Duty franchise into the spotlight it still enjoys today.
If you’re still not convinced, consider this, Titanfall won more than 60 awards at E3, including a record breaking six E3 Critics Awards and Best of Show from several media outlets.
Titanfall is available in North America on March 11, 2014 exclusively for the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Have a look at official Angel City game play trailer below and let us know in the comments, will you be playing Titanfall this coming March?