Titanfall is easily one of the best looking and highly anticipated Xbox One games, the team of former Infinity Ward staffers seem to have made a game with a chance of taking down their own Call Of Duty creation, but unusually the game will not contain a singleplayer campaign.
Respawn founder Vince Zampella spoke with GamesIndustry and gave the reasoning behind having no singleplayer campaign in the game:
“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,” said Zampella. “And how many people finish the single-player game? It’s a small percentage. It’s like, everyone plays through the first level, but 5% of people finish the game.
“Really, you split the team. They’re two different games. They’re balanced differently, they’re scoped differently. But people spend hundreds of hours in the multiplayer experience versus ‘as little time as possible rushing to the end’ [in single-player]. So why do all the resources go there?
“To us it made sense to put it here. Now everybody sees all those resources, and multiplayer is better. For us it made sense.”
I like that Zampella is being honest here and does not seem to be sugar coating the reason for no singleplayer, from a business stand point it makes perfect sense to not spend time and resources making a campaign if hardly anybody is going to play it. However, I do think the game looks fantastic and as I’m not too into multiplayer it would have been nice to have had some sort of singleplayer portion of the game. Maybe they might include one in the sequel.
Let me know in the comments what you think about Titanfall only having multiplayer and whether you’ll miss a singleplayer campaign.
Titanfall is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC at some point in 2014.