This year’s gamescom is now live, so we can enjoy fresh information and gameplay videos from much anticipated hits from big publishers. One of them is Titanfall 2, the sequel to Respawn Entertainment’s successful mech-based first-person shooter. An official gamescom 2016 presentation is currently being streamed live on YouTube:
Speaking of Titanfall 2, we should also mention that the upcoming open beta will most likely happen in the next two weekends, as teased on Twitter by Vince Zampella, CEO at Respawn Entertainment. Unfortunately, the tests will only be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The omission of PC is due to several factors. First of all, the aim of the beta is stress testing of servers. In the latest blog entry, Zampella explained:
Since our server backend is per-platform, it means we only actually need a single platform to test this. More platforms can be a good sanity check, but we don't need to test them all to make sure we are on a good path for launch.
Another obstacle involves hardware variety and minimum spec optimization. Since a lot of tweaks and changes are still in the making, the developers don’t feel ready to handle a variety of hardware. On top of that, Respawn Entertainment don’t want any story campaign spoilers leaked out, while PC players have proven in the past that they are capable of extracting many secrets simply from game files. Titanfall 2 is due on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 28, 2016.