No Single-Player Campaign For Titanfall

Respawn's Vince Zampella announces lack of single-player campaign.

Titanfall won't have the typical single-player campaign, as told by Respawn's Vince Zampella.

"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 8 minutes," Zampella said. "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 percent of people finish the game."

Vince Zampella explains that most people spend a large amount of their time in the multiplayer experience. With that being said, it made more sense to focus they're resources in that area. There will be some narrative in the game, but all in the multiplayer mode. Since Respawn is a "small startup studio" with just 60+ developers, their reasons make a lot of sense.

As for myself, I'm huge into the single-player campaigns. It's always the first thing I go for and most always the reason I purchase any game. I'm sure I'm not alone. Seeing Titanfall at E3 2013, you couldn't help but be blown away, so it's no surprise why IGN named it the "Best of E3 2013" winner. It's easy to see why it's a highly anticipated game and I know I can't wait!

Titanfall is scheduled to release on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014.

Published Jan. 13th 2014
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  • John_4709
    People who just like single player and pirate games won't have anything to pirate because it's hard to crack games for MP now a days,the company probably won't say it but this is why they're taking out SP.
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    That's a very good point that I didn't even think about. Nice call on that!!
  • Ryu Sheng
    Games don't need single player campaigns, and nor do they need multiplay experiences. It's time that publishers got this right and stopped cramming them together just because it may get them a few more sales.

    Games like TitanFall, CoD and Battlefield are perfect examples of games that don't need a single player campaign. Sure people do still play them, but the vast majority of people get them for the multiplayer experience. By dropping the single player aspect they can devote those time and resources to improving the multiplayer experience even more.

    Equally there are games that just don't need multiplayer aspects, such as Mass Effect, Spec Ops the Line, Crysis, and Dead Space, yet had multiplayer aspects cramned into them which in some cases (Mass Effect) made it impossible to complete the game without the multiplayer. Of course what happens is the multiplayer died and they then have to revisit the game and patch it so it's no longer required.

    While i personally have no interest in TitanFall i'm actually glad to see a developer taking a stand and saying we're not going to do singleplayer. though IMO they still screwed it up with that pathetic forced multiplayer campaign
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    This is very true on both sides. Thank you for your input.
  • Fathoms_4209
    Featured Columnist
    I don't care about games without a single-player mode. Guess I need some other excuse to buy an Xbox One...haven't seen it yet.
  • gabfran
    My brother and I can't wait to see this.
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    I've got this baby pre-ordered! A bit disappointed there isn't a single-player but it won't deter me from getting the game. I was blown away when I saw it at E3.

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