Respawn designer Drew McCoy has been discussing what will and won't be added to Titanfall via downloadable update in the weeks to come. Plans range from routine fixes to new features, most notably the release of a companion app for smartphones and tablets. The developer may also, as you know, raise the game's resolution on Xbox One, but McCoy says there are no guarantees for the moment.
To begin with the less exciting stuff, the developer is in the process of fine-tuning the game's match-making, with details to follow. Here are excerpts from the official Titanfall Twitter and McCoy's personal feed.
@FakeChow216ohio Our team is working on matchmaking upgrades for Titanfall. We will have more details in the near future.— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) March 13, 2014
@joelbowes Tweaking + adjusting matchmaking and lobbies is an ongoing effort. We're getting tons of great data on the backend to improve it!— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) March 12, 2014
McCoy says we can expect fixes for in-game chat, too.
@CountdownEnded Yeah, we've been getting reports of chat issues. Looking in to them for fixing in future patch.— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) March 12, 2014
The companion app was originally planned for launch. It's not clear what sort of features you'll get, but I imagine it'll be stuff like preparing a match remotely, customising load-outs and setting up your phone to work as a mini-map.
@frviana Titanfall will be releasing a companion app for Smart Glass. Stay tuned for more details.— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) March 13, 2014
Among the things you shouldn't expect from the first round of Titanfall updates are Pilots-only modes.
@TylerCrumpler No, the balance between pilots and titans is crucial to the experience and what makes Titanfall unique.— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) March 13, 2014
Respawn probably won't raise the game's headcount, either.
@MrClutch514 Any change, especially playercount, is a huge deal for a tightly designed game like this. More than you could imagine.— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) March 12, 2014
Kinect support? Definitely not happening.
@ParkerKuivila We have no Kinect support plans at this time.— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) March 13, 2014
And as for bumped-up resolution, don't place any bets.
@MrFeely13 @Respawn Maybe never. Working on improving performance alongside. We'll see how it goes...— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) March 12, 2014
Are you playing Titanfall right now? What would you add or change? I'd go for an extended single player mode with multiple endings, which is probably a job for that hypothetical sequel rather than updates or DLC.
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