This week marks the release of the beta test trials for one of 2014’s most highly anticipated games, Titanfall. Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, Titanfall will officially release on Xbox One and PC on March 11 (North America) and will later be available for Xbox 360 on March 25th.
Doesn’t this game look absolutely breathtaking? Titanfall uses giant robotic mechs (from the word mecha– a science fiction genre centered on people-controlled machines or robots) to fight other players. In my opinion, what makes this game stand out is its equal focus on free-running pilots, breaking up the monotony of mech-controlled gameplay. But, the variety of attack styles, moves, Titan abilities, and different maneuvering strategies make it hard to stop watching the trailer. Titanfall has already received over 75 awards from E3 and other major conventions and its multiplayer mode is surely something to be excited about. Will Titanfall become a staple in every gamer’s collection in the way that Halo and Call of Duty have? Only time will tell.
In order to prepare for the upcoming release, Respawn Entertainment has released the beta for Titanfall this week for Xbox One and PC. If you are an Xbox One owner, you will be happy to learn that there is no cost for downloading the beta. Simply go to the Games Store and click ‘New Game Demos’ to join the Titanfall Beta. In order to access the beta on PC, simply sign up at this link. Unfortunately, it appears that Titanfall has reached its capacity for PC gamers for the time being, but keep checking in to see if any new signups become available. Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella tweeted this (below) over the weekend, indicating that Respawn Entertainment is hoping to push its servers to the max in order to test the multiplayer’s limits in preparation for the mass increase in gamers.
For those that may be curious, Titanfall also comes with a pretty impressive Collector’s Edition, including an 18″ Titan statue, 190-page concept art hardcover book, a schematic poster of the Atlas Titan, and the Titanfall game: