Report: Titanfall 2 will include single-player mode

Retelling American war stories in space

Titanfall 2 hasn’t been revealed yet, but a sequel to Respawn Entertainment’s 2014 shooter is in the works and is planned for release “sometime late this year or early next,” according to the series’ lead writer Jesse Stern, who recently sat down for an interview with Forbes.

Whenever the sequel does come out, the business journal asserts the game will boast a “dedicated single-player campaign,” unlike its predecessor, which was a multiplayer-only experience.

Responding to some of the criticisms of the original game, Stern admitted “we just did not have the mechanism to tell everyone ‘here’s who you are, here’s where you are and who’s around you.’ We knew all the answers, we just could not deliver it.

So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare, retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space,” Stern continued, “We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet.

“Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that, we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction, demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war.

“What inspires us is the junction of technological advancement with the inevitability of conflict and war and what the next war might look like. In Titanfall 2 there will be a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real.”

Stern also revealed Respawn is working with Lionsgate TV on a television series set in Titanfall‘s universe, though it still sounds like the project is in its early days and costs are a major concern.

Titanfall 2 lead writer promises a grounded, dirty and human world [Forbes]

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