Titanfall 2 promises to take the frenetic and kinetic first person shooter action of the Xbox and PC exclusive original game to a larger audience, thanks to its multiplatform status, as well as it being more full featured than the original game ever was. And while there are a lot of changes from that first game that have fans in a tizzy, on the whole, Titanfall 2 remains a game that most people are looking forward to.
In an interview with DualShockers, Titanfall 2 Art Director Joel Emslie discussed the development of the sequel, noting that in spite of the series’ Xbox heritage, Xbox One was not the lead platform for the sequel- in fact, no system really was.
“Now it’s kind of weird, i think that everything is kind of built in tandem. You know, with the compressed timeline that we developed the game on, we’re always doing everything simultaneously, so there really isn’t a lead platform to develop on. We treat them all equal, with equal quality and equal approach,” Emslie said.
Emslie also confirmed that while the final resolutions of the game had not yet been nailed down on any of the platforms it was hitting, the team was at least targeting a constant 60 frames per second on all three of them.
“The resolutions are still a little bit development,” he admitted. “We have some features where we’re still putting the finishing touches on, that could help the resolution of the game, but it’s something that we don’t want roll out at this point, or talk about because we’re not sure if it’s right for the game and if it works properly.
“Everything that we put in a game has to go through a vetting process to make sure that it’s right, and that includes resolutions. Making sure that we still get that 60 FPS, that low latency both in single-player and in multiplayer.
“We strive for that. That’s really a huge huge goal in our minds. We feel that Titanfall runs its best at 60 FPS,” he finished.
Prioritizing framerate over resolution definitely makes the most sense to me, so it is good to hear that Respawn are going to be doing just that. Titanfall 2 will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in October.