Respawn Entertainment releases a new trailer for Titanfall 2 that offers an in-depth look at the game's singleplayer story mode, and the characters featured in it.
With the first Titanfall game, Respawn introduced an innovative take on a first-person shooter, with a robust movement system that has since been copied by some of the biggest FPS franchises in the industry. With Titanfall 2, Respawn is looking to build on that foundation by introducing a number of new features to make it a meatier experience than its predecessor, and one of the main ways Respawn is hoping to do this is with a singleplayer story mode.
Respawn has touched on the story mode in Titanfall 2 in the past, releasing an impressive cinematic trailer, and revealing the main characters. But now the company has put out a new trailer that gives players a more in-depth look at what the Titanfall 2 story mode will entail, including how it connects with the previous game, and how the relationship between pilot Jack and titan BT will materialize throughout the campaign.
The story of Titanfall 2 takes place five years after the events of the previous game. The Militia have managed to retake a quarter of the galaxy back from the antagonistic IMC, but face opposition from IMC mercs, like the returning character Blisk, as well as alien lifeforms that appeared briefly in the previous game. Jack and BT have to work together to survive the onslaught from these threats while also investigating a mysterious new planet.
During their adventures, Jack and BT will develop a bond, with both characters having distinct personalities that play off of one another. Jack is sarcastic and lighthearted, whereas BT is deathly serious and literal. The relationship between Jack and BT can be shaped somewhat by the player, as Titanfall 2 has a conversation system in place that allows players to respond to BT in the manner they see fit.
Beyond the conversation system, it will be interesting to see if players are given other choices in the game to help shape the direction of the story. If so, it would be a change of pace for the developers at Respawn Entertainment, as many of them are used to working on linear games like Call of Duty. Having said that, the team at Respawn has proven itself many times over in the past, and they are likely up to that potential challenge.
Regardless of how player choice will influence the story or the relationships between characters, Titanfall 2's singleplayer story mode is shaping up to be a fully featured experience. Anyone that felt the first Titanfall had a content deficiency should be satisfied with the followup, assuming Respawn takes multiplayer beta feedback by heart and delivers when it comes to the game's other modes as well.
Titanfall 2 will be available on October 28th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.