NEWS - Saturday, June 22, 2013


No Titanfall single-player due to small team

Titanfall is one of the biggest releases on the gaming calendar for early next year, but it’s not coming from an especially big developer. Speaking with GamesIndustry International at E3, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella explained how the game’s Microsoft exclusivity and multiplayer focus go hand-in-hand with the fledgling studio’s structure.

"For us, we’re a small startup studio," Zampella said. "We’re 60-some developers. So for us to be able to focus on one platform [helps]. For us it was really helpful to focus on the core game and what’s fun. It’s scoped more adequately to what we have the power to do as a start-up studio."

Part of that scope means scrapping the single-player first-person shooter campaign template that Zampella helped define at Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward.

"We make these single-player missions that take up all the focus of the studio, that take a huge team six months to make, and players run through it in 8 minutes," Zampella said. "And how many people finish the single-player game? It’s a small percentage. It’s like, everyone plays through the first level, but 5 percent of people finish the game. Really, you split the team. They’re two different games. They’re balanced differently, they’re scoped differently. But people spend hundreds of hours in the multiplayer experience versus ’as little time as possible rushing to the end’ [in single-player]. So why do all the resources go there? To us it made sense to put it here. Now everybody sees all those resources, and multiplayer is better. For us it made sense."

Titanfall will still have some narrative, but it will be accessed from within the main multiplayer mode. Zampella was careful not to be outright disdainful of the single-player/multiplayer divide seen in other games, and said it could be done successfully if enough resources were devoted to the project. Assassin’s Creed was one such franchise where he said the catch-all approach had clearly worked.

As for how he feels working on a new entry in the first-person shooter category dominated by his old franchise, Call of Duty, Zampella downplayed the idea of the two games as direct competition.

"Honestly, we’re not shipping the same time as them," Zampella said. "We’re going for something different. We’re not gunning for Call of Duty. We’re doing our thing. The important thing is to make sure what we’re doing is fun. I’m OK with Call of Duty being big. I helped create it, so I’m proud to see it’s something so big that it goes beyond me."

Titanfall is set for a spring 2014 release, while Call of Duty: Ghosts launches November 5.


Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,068
Forum Posts: 725,472
Xbox One Titles: 807
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 584
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,548
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,532
Screenshots: 29,765
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Checking In 15 Years & Changes
Post by MixMasta
1 Replies, 1804 Views

Xbox Design Lab Controller Package
Post by oryanphine
5 Replies, 477 Views

Looking for Gears of War faceplates!
Post by jtcustoms
4 Replies, 616 Views

Upgraded 360 to One S, some XBLA games not showing as purchased
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 530 Views

Used version of Diablo 3
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 505 Views

Xbox One Ea Sports
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 441 Views

Xbox One Halo Wars 2
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 451 Views

Pax East 2017 Boston
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 585 Views

Where is everyone?
Post by DJ tx
9 Replies, 787 Views

For anyone who went from Xbox 360 to the One S
Post by DJ tx
13 Replies, 1138 Views

Xbox One Games Of Thrones
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 587 Views

Halo Wars 2 TV Commercials
Post by Nato King
2 Replies, 704 Views

Ghost Recon Wildlands Closed Beta
Post by HaZarD SFD
32 Replies, 1641 Views

Gears of War 1-3 Keys.
Post by HaZarD SFD
1 Replies, 1110 Views

Xbox One NFL Superbowl LI
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 903 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics