The Xbox One release of multiplayer first person shooter, Titanfall, is very much expected to be a system seller for Microsoft’s next-gen console and similarly, the game is also being regarded as one of the biggest PC releases of the year, with the fast-paced gun and mech-battling action of the persistently online title serving as a huge draw. However, while the benefits of online multiplayer may be great for some players, it also offers a huge downside in that the game is being met with many cheaters.
However, speaking to fans on Twitter, a member of Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall’s dev team, has confirmed that anti-cheat measures will soon make their way into the game. The calls for some sort of Titanfall anti-cheat measures come after suggestions by Respawn that cheaters would be punished, with a previous tweet from the studio’s official Twitter account explaining that the team are “logging [cheaters]” and that “they will be rooted out shortly.”
Despite this move by Respawn to both reassure Titanfall players and deter cheaters, it seems that the problem has not been completely solved, with one fan complaining that, “Hackers are getting out of hand only 3 days after launch. Whats going on ?!!!!!!”
Jon Shiring, an Engineer at Respawn Entertainment replied with the following:
“We have anti-cheat but it is not enabled yet – it will be soon. This is important to us.”
The statement by Shiring will certainly go a long way to soothe fan concerns, who are adamant that their gaming doesn’t get thwarted by those using Titanfall’s online functions for none too legal means, however, with Shiring also telling a similarly disgruntled fan that “[Respawn] ARE catching them. [They] are not yet ENFORCING it.” leading some to question how serious the team are at swinging the banhammer at cheaters.
Too, questions are also being asked about how Titanfall’s security would hold up with the Xbox 360 release of the game just around the corner, along with the announcement by Respawn that they would like to add more alien creatures to the game, two moves that would surely see players flock to the title and give cheaters more than a worthy incentive to best the mech-battler’s fresh blood. Although, despite this, Respawn have said that they will alleviate the problem to get the game gets through its teething issues, so expect some form of an update soon.
Titanfall will be released on Xbox 360 March 25th in North America and March 28th in Europe.
Source: John Shiring’s Twitter