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Why We’re Excited for Titanfall 2

March 24, 2016Written by Michael Briers

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Titanfall 2 is coming, and not only will Respawn’s mech-shooter sequel feature a fully-fledged campaign, it’s poised for a multi-platform release some point before April, 2017 according to the game’s publisher, EA.

Recent GameStop leaks indicate that an official reveal is imminent; if not during the crowded E3 corridor in June, then sometime before Infinity Ward pulls the curtain back on Call of Duty 2016.

Although given that Respawn’s blistering first-person shooter deployed across Xbox platforms and PC in 2014, at this stage in the game, it’s fair to say that the PlayStation faithful doesn’t have an awful lot invested in Titanfall — and that’s okay.

When Microsoft first announced the content partnership with EA, many were taken aback. This was, after all, one of the industry’s rare third-party exclusives in recent times, and if Titanfall was considered a flash in the pan back in 2014, part of that steep drop-off can be traced back to the decision to limit the shooter’s audience right out the gate.

Standby for Titanfall…Again

You have to remember as well that Microsoft and EA brokered said deal prior to Titanfall touching down on the market, during a time when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were still known as the Orbis and Durango, respectively, and all signs pointed to the latter hardware blasting past any competition much like its predecessor.

Now, Sony’s current-gen console is setting the pace with hardware sales north of 37 million at the time of writing, opening up a much bigger audience for Titanfall 2 to harness. But should you, as a PlayStation 4 owner, be excited to make your first foray into the Titanfall universe?

Earlier this week, we recapped the overarching story found in Respawn’s futuristic mech-shooter, but now let’s circle back and assess what makes Titanfall such an exciting new property to begin with — no, really.

With Mass Effect: Andromeda slotting into EA’s fourth financial quarter (read: between January 1 and March 31, 2017) Titanfall 2 is likely to drop towards the end of 2016.

As always, you’ll know as soon as we do. But until then, you can share your own excitement, expectations and/or apprehensions for Respawn’s sequel below.

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