Respawn wants players to be “happy with their $60 versions”.
Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 will have free post-launch maps and modes, unlike the first game which charged separately for its maps. Speaking to GamesRadar, co-founder Vince Zampella talked about how the developer wants to provide free post launch content but is still working on how to cover the cost for the same.
“We’re giving away all the maps and modes…[because] we don’t want to split the community. We still want to provide post launch content because people want it, but it’s not free to do. If we’re going to support the game that cost money.”
As for covering the cost of free post-launch content, Zampella said, “we haven’t got everything solved yet so that’s why it’s really hard to talk about it.”
It’s also believed that providing content for free will help create more trust between players and the developer. “We need to trust the player and they need to trust us. Trust that if we do the right thing – not sell maps and modes – we’ll get more people investing with us, investing in the game as a whole. They’re going to trust us not screw them over and they can be happy with their $60 versions”.
Titanfall 2 is out on October 28th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.