A multiplayer beta will be released for Titanfall 2 on consoles much like the first game. Unfortunately, unlike the first game, PC gamers will have to wait until the final product releases to call down their titans. Vince Zampella, of Respawn Entertainment, officially stated on the Titanfall 2 blog that the game is too early in its development process to deal with a non standardized platform. He also mentioned there are surprises in the campaign that he does not want spoiled by players rooting around the beta files on PC. Here is some more detail from the blog via pcgamer.com:
“We’re still making a lot of tweaks and changes to the renderer, the game, and effects so we haven’t run the game through the hardware compatibility lab yet to detect and handle a large variety of hardware—video cards, CPUs etc. Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better. We also haven’t done enough work to fully support our ‘Min Spec’ on PC yet. So, currently the PC game isn’t as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support.
Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks. Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can, and there’s a risk that they could spoil some of our single player.”
Titanfall 2 is set to release on October 28th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. What are your thoughts on the lack of a beta for PC? Does this change you view on the game or your anticipation of it? Leave us a comment below or over in the RGM forums.