It may only be a a few weeks since first-person shooter fans first started piloting Titans, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start looking at what’s to come for the franchise. With Titanfall players already running around with totally maxed-out pilots and rumbles of a sequel making the rounds, we seem to be right on schedule for some information about upcoming DLC.
Most players that have been sinking serious hours into the shooter/mech multiplayer game are likely prepared (and maybe even looking forward) to dropping ten dollars or so for some new content sooner than later. Although there will definitely be some new material locked down behind a paywall, it appears gamers won’t have to pull out their credit cards for all of the games additions…
Respawn had previously confirmed that plans to release three paid Titanfall DLC packs (at $10 a piece), but co-founder Vince Zampella has now confirmed that the game’s incoming new modes with be separate from the premium DLC packs.
@YaBoyZD3 Modes we release will be free to all, not part of DLC.— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) March 25, 2014
Although the bulk of serious Titanfall players will be picking up all the DLC anyway, this is definitely good news for thrifty players who might be looking to avoid sinking any more money into the game which already is hit with complaints that it doesn’t feel complete (for the $60 price tag) without a true single player or co-op campaign. Zampella answered a string of other fan questions via Twitter last night, during which he also explained that the first premium DLC pack for the game is in the works, but still doesn’t have a release date.
We don’t have any dates on the release of the additional gameplay modes yet either, but it’s likely that patch will closely neighbor the first premium DLC release. Consumers can currently pick up the Titanfall season pass for $24.99, which should net a savings of at least five dollars.
Unleashing the new modes for free isn’t terribly surprising, but it’s definitely a smart move to keep players coming back for more. If the Titanfall community is anything like the Call of Duty or Halo group of players, Respawn can likely count on the majority of active players to pick up the premium DLC so that they don’t have to sit out while friends clock in hours on new maps.
Other interesting tidbits from the casual Twitter Q&A include confirmation that private matches are coming ‘soon’ and that Respawn is planning to run a double XP weekend for Titanfall players in the near future.
Do you still plan to pick up the premium Titanfall DLC or will you be satisfied with the free gameplay modes? Sound off in the comments.
Titanfall is available now for the Xbox One and PC and will arrive on Xbox 360 on April 8, 2014 in North America, and April 11, 2014 in Europe.
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