Titanfall DLC May Introduce More Alien Life, No New Titans Planned
Written Friday, March 14, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Titanfall now out practically everywhere, attentions turn to what might be next for Respawn's multiplayer behemoth, with the game to receive three full slabs of content alongside the occasional free add-on. Some of this content could seek to expand upon the alien fauna seen roaming the Frontier's maps, according to Titanfall's Community Manager, Abbie Heppe.
“We are going to have maps added, and we’re trying to give players as much of a varied look at things as we can so that is definitely a possibility,” Heppe replied when asked about the addition of more alien life to Titanfall's environments. While this is something that could come as DLC, additional Titans appears to be a no-no, lest it upset the game's balance.
“That’s a real big question. In order to [add a Titan] it takes so much balancing to make all the Titan abilities work with each other, and then against pilots," Heppe explained. “It’s a huge undertaking. Originally we just had the Atlas titans and then the team refused to add in the rest of the Titans until we were all sure that that one fitted perfectly with everything else in the game, so… I’m not announcing any new Titans right now!”
You'll just have to make do with your Atlas, Ogre and Stryder class Titans then. Still, future Titanfall DLC could add new narrative elements to the game, according to Heppe.
“We’re always looking towards iterating and what’s next and what we can learn. So would we do everything exactly the same way? I don’t think any game developer ever would tell you yes. I think we’re always looking at going bigger and better so we’ll see what happens in the future," Heppe added.
“I’m really, really happy with what the team has done though. As a start and exploring what narrative elements we can bring into multiplayer… being one of the first companies that’s doing it the way we did it, I’m pretty happy about that. It’s one of my favourite ways to play the game.”
Titanfall is out now in North America and Europe. You can read our review here.