Titanfall’s debut back at E3 2013 was quite an exciting fare, with journalists praising the game across the board. However, as additional information was made public, a bit of doubt began surrounding the title. The 6 vs. 6 player count raised a few eyebrows, especially considering Battlefield 4’s 32 vs. 32 matches, and today’s reveal might be raising a quite few more.
In a recent Tweet, IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey stated that there’s still a lot we don’t know about Titanfall, including how many Titans would be available. Respawn Community Manager Abbie Heppe quickly came to the rescue revealing that there were not going to be more than 3 titans at launch.
The Titans are Titanfall’s version of mechs, and each player is able to call their own Titan to help them on the battlefield. When players aren’t controlling their Titan directly, it’s controlled by the AI — helping to ease the dangers of battle. The three Titans accessible are Atlas, Ogre and Stryder.
Should gamers be worried about this? Not really. All three of the Titans fit well into the Heavy, Medium and Light classes typical of video games. Tank players should pick the Ogre, Stealthy players the Stryder and Balanced players the Ogre. Those who are still concerned will be able to test out the Titans themselves in the beta, which should be announced shortly.
Titanfall launches March 11 for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.