Respawn Will Make “Titanfall” Updates More Frequent

evolveteam April 16, 2014 2
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The developers behind Titanfall are promising to pick up the pace regarding updates for its multiplayer-only shooter. Game Director Steve Fukuda addressed the issue on a blog post stating gamers should expect a higher focus on the “frequency and quality of communication” around said updates.

First round updates will take care of current issues in the game, where as the second round will introduce gameplay tweaks that the company believes will make “life more pleasant” for players in the Titanfall community.

Here is a small breakdown of the updates Respawn plans on implementing:

• First, we tend the garden and keep the weeds out. The focus here is on the current game, rather than adding new features. One category here would be minor tweaks and fixes, such as our recent adjustments to the Gooser challenge, more generous Hardpoint scoring for attacking players, and weapon balance tweaks to the Titan 40mm and Quad Rocket. Our ongoing improvements to matchmaking also fall into this group. This is all about the core health of the game.

• Next, there are “convenience features” – these are not huge infrastructural pieces, but they will make your life more pleasant in Titanfall, and they tend to be related to things you use or do repeatedly. For example, our most recent update introduced the requested Party Colors feature, allowing you to easily identify fellow party members both in game and in the lobby. The next update will bring more convenience features such as: the ability to rename your custom loadouts and to make custom loadouts specific to each game mode, a way to filter your Challenges by criteria such as ‘closest to complete’, and displaying the final scoreboard from your previous match in the Last Game Summary so you can review the scores at your leisure in the lobby.

• Then there are the “infrastructural features”. One example of this is the recent beta release of Private Match. In future updates, we’ll be bringing you the first wave of custom Private Match options, allowing you to personally tweak your Private Match experience in a variety of ways. Whenever possible, we want to get these kinds of features out early in beta form, in order to get your feedback and arrive at the best possible result through multiple iterations. Competition-oriented and what we call ‘competitive spirit’ features also fall into this category. More on that in future updates.

Fukuda continues by the sharing the following with readers:

“Our plans for supporting Titanfall are simple. We’ll keep you better informed between updates and we’ll deliver free updates to you on a regular basis. We are constantly tweaking our support plans in response to your feedback, and although we cannot promise everything requested will go through, we are listening.”

For those who’ve been under the rock the past 48 hours, the new Expedition DLC Pack was just recently announced and is set for release sometime in May. Make sure to pick up the $25 Season Pass to score first dibs.

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