Ready up for Titanfall’s mobile debut next year
Ready to boost you and your giant mecha fighters into battle on your Android or iOS phone?
Looks like you’ll only need to wait until 2016, says developer Respawn Entertainment, for several new mobile titles set in the popular first person shooter franchise, Titanfall.
Originally a PC and Xbox One title released by Electronic Arts in March of 2014 with a subsequent Xbox 360 port soon after, Titanfall took the console world by storm with it’s exiting foray into giant robot battles and a multiplayer battlefield; everyone I knew was playing it. Titanfall won 100 nominations and 60-plus wins at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2013, including an un-heard of six E3 Critic’s awards.
Starting next year, then, you’ll be able to play similarly-themed titles on your iPhone or Android device on the go. That’s pretty exciting.
Respawn and veteran free-to-play mobile publisher Nexon (Maple Story, Combat Arms) invested together in Particle City, a new development studio co-founded by industry veteran Larry Pacey and Respawn CEO Vince Zampella this year.
“As a player and fan of Titanfall I am delighted to be working with the talented team at Respawn to bring the world of Titanfall to mobile and tablet,” commented Owen Mahoney, CEO at Nexon. “Working closely with our partners at Respawn and Particle City we intend to build on the original game’s success and introduce millions of mobile gamers to the rich Titanfall universe.”
Note that this news does not mean you’ll be playing a full-on port of Titanfall on your mobile device. Any new mobile games will be set in the compelling sci-fi universe of the big console and PC game, but you probably won’t be seeing any massive 3D mech battles any time soon.
That said, I’m excited to see where they take the franchise; here’s hoping it’s not a bunch of clones of already-popular App Store or Google Play hits with a giant robot skin applied. Match-3 Titanfall, anyone?