No Single-Player In Titanfall, Devs Explain Reason


According to Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella, Titanfall, the upcoming mech game won't have a single player campaign. Zampella stated that Respawn did not have the time or money to create a campaign that not enough people will play.

"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 eight 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 five percent of people finish the game."

Sure, multiplayer games are fun, but I think campaign and single player are still important in a game. These days, a lot work goes into multiplayer modes, which leaves the single player experience lacking. I understand it's not easy or cheap to develop for both, but developers also have to understand there is a very large group of people out there who prefer a single player experience. I have played video games for over two decades now and I have always enjoyed a good single player experience...the move to multiplayer only for so many games is sad.

The Elder Scrolls is another good example. The Elder Scrolls Online does look good, but there are a lot of people upset that we won't be getting another incredible single player experience like Skyrim.

Oh well, I guess we will have wait and see how "multiplayer mode with narrative elements" in Titanfall. The game will be released Q1 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Written by: George K