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A new market report from investment analyst specialist Cowen has claimed that pre-order numbers for Battlefield V are “weak”.
EA has acquired Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment in a sensational deal worth close to $500 million depending on performance targets hit by Respawn. For that, read ‘Metacritic scores’.
Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment has announced it’s got a major VR game in the works “that's going to have an impact on the industry.” Could this be the AAA title virtual reality needs to give it a kick up the rear?
There can be no doubting Respawn’s impeccable commitment to Titanfall 2 since its launch, and it’s only going to get better with the announcement of the upcoming four-player co-op Frontier Defense PvE horde mode. Teams of soldiers can squad up and take on heaps of specialised challenges with an all-new progression system, weapons and gear to unlock. As per the rest of Titanfall 2’s DLC, it’s all going to be free as well.
Much has been of the Xbox One X’s 4K capabilities, along with its pseudo-cheating thanks to checkerboard rendering in the likes of Assassin’s Creed: Origins. One such game that won’t have trouble hitting 4K resolution is Respawn’s Titanfall 2, however, which will be receiving a patch to support Microsoft’s upcoming $499 console.
Titanfall 2 didnt get the sort of hype and fanfare it deserved at launch, largely due to EA's other mammoth title launch, Battlefield 1 which happened at the same time. However, despite this and true to their word, Respawn is still hard at work making improvements and additional content to Titanfall 2. The next Titanfall 2 announcement is for the sixth FREE Titanfall 2 DLC called The War Games, which will be available for free across all platforms on 27th June. Did we mention that its free DLC for Titanfall 2.
For a lot of gamers, I’m sure Titanfall 2 is the one that got away. It launched to rapturous reviews but arrived in the shadow of Battlefield 1. Fortunately we’re being given an opportunity to atone for our sins with a free weekend next week, giving players full access to Titanfall 2’s multiplayer as well The Beacon, the campaign’s sixth mission. The free weekend is timed to coincide with the next DLC drop. Colony Reborn will also be free of charge, adding in a new map, a new weapon, a Pilot execution and a bunch of new cosmetics.
Luckily for us we’ve had more than just the big two shooters this year and have been blessed with Doom and Titanfall 2 to name but two. But it’s not Thanksgiving, it’s Christmas, and so blood needs to be spilled in praise of our lord saviour, Father Christmas. So who’s your money on today? We pit demons against robots to answer the age old question of who’s the best to have on your side in a fight down the pub and finally find out which is the best alternative shooter while more importantly work towards finding who the winner of our FREE GAME GIVEAWAY BONANZA will be.
Titanfall 2 launched to some absolutely stellar reviews. As well it should because it’s top stuff all around. Unfortunately the critical acclaim doesn’t appear to have quite tallied up with its commercial success. So much so that the multiplayer is perhaps a bit lacking in players if the announcement of a free weekend on PC is anything to go by.
Titanfall 2 got a bit of a bum deal with their launch being within days of the Battlefield 1 release as well as this years, sci-fi focused Call of Duty. By all accounts Titanfall 2 is an incredible experience. The press love it and our GD Titanfall 2 review dropped a massive 9 on it. However, players expressed concern that it might not get long term support, due to a lower fan base, caused by those other massive game releases. The community focused Respawn have told us that they intend on rolling out all DLC upgrades for free.
A rift appears to be forming between EA and Titanfall 2 developer Respawn. The sci-fi mech shooter hasn’t exactly been blazing up the charts, despite its obvious qualities, and the blame game inevitably falls at EA’s door for sandwiching such a great title between the launches of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Despite the tepid sales, EA has said it remains committed to Titanfall 2. To which Vince Zampella, Respawn founder, said "so, whatever the fuck that means?"

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