Titanfall 2 rolled out a tech test on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One over the weekend and judging by the number of players online when I had a go it seems to have been a huge hit. Don’t tell anyone but it might be my new favourite shooter now that the Killzone series seems to be dead, it’s rather good.
Anyway, if like me you hammered the tech test last weekend you will have noticed that that you cannot progress beyond level 10. Respawn have tweeted that the level cap will rise for the second tech test weekend, and there will be a new map for players to bounce around, and new weapons.
we are adding another map, higher level cap and a couple of weapons!
— Respawn (@Respawn) August 20, 2016
And now a pop quiz: What does does the “2” in Titanfall 2 signify? BURRRP! Nope, incorrect, it does not indicate it is a sequel to Titanfall!
“It has a ‘2’ next to its name, but that signifies the dual elements of Titan and Pilot, and the single player and multiplayer,” COO Dusty Welch told MCV. It appears Respawn want pretend original Titanfall doesn’t exist, saying TF2 is “a new IP at launch.”
We’re really excited to welcome back that original Xbox One, 360 and PC audience. But Titanfall 2 is really a new IP at launch if you think about it. The Xbox One install base is two or three times what it was when Titanfall launched, the PC audience continues to grow. Then there’s the PS4 install base, which is enormous.
PC gamers may be feeling a bit miffed for not getting a Tech Test but, well, it’s you own fault really. The techy types who data mine demos and betas for secrets have stopped you getting in on the action.
We’ve spent enough time crafting a game that we want to have surprises that we didn’t want to spoil. All it takes is literally finding a couple words in some files that we missed and that would ruin the large portion of the game.
We don’t want single-player spoiled. It’s genuinely unique, and players would get robbed of some really special moments.