The sequel has been in development since 2014.
While the original Titanfall has been popular enough that a sequel would have been welcome news this year, it appears we may not actually see Titanfall 2 until sometime in 2017. When we do see the next iteration in this series, what is the game going to offer? Respawn’s Jesse Stern promises Titanfall 2 is going to be worth the wait in a recent interview with Forbes. In addition to the next game in the series, there has even been talk about a television series or movie in the works.
So what will the sequel be about? It appears it will be a bit of a change from the original, in that this second game will be bringing a story where tech meets magic. Despite the introduction of magic to the story, Stern says the story will still be quite grounded in reality. The developers, who have apparently been working on Titanfall 2 since 2014, have the confidence they need to do whatever they want thanks to the more than 10 million people who have played and are still playing the original game.
“ So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space. We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet. Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction , demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war,” Stern stated.
Electronic Arts hasn’t actually set a release date for the game, so it’s possible that it will arrive later this year, but Stern has talked about the fiscal year of 2017 as the likely release date. “We’re only a little past a year into it,” Sterns told Forbes. “It takes two years to make these things usually. Sometime late this year or early next seems like the right neighborhood (for completion).” The other piece of big news on Titanfall 2? It won’t be an Xbox One exclusive. Sterns said he believed it would be “widely available.”