Titanfall 2 will have a story campaign and even a TV series

Titanfall is an excellent showcase of today's gaming market. When it first launched it arrived alongside massive praise and plenty of hype yet all of that completely dissipated within a single month. There are simply far too many games battling for a player's attention for them to spend a long time playing a multiplayer-only game that came out with small amounts of content.

The Titanfall team is seemingly well aware of this because in an interview with Forbes the lead writer behind Titanfall 2, Jesse Stern, confirmed that the team is focusing on both the multiplayer and the campaign which is supposed to be an introduction in to a much larger universe alongside the upcoming TV spin-off.

When asked how they plan to improve upon Titanfall's formula Stern said that "the multi-player game will be even better than it was the first time around. The first game was an Xbox exclusive (initially). This one is going to be widely available, I believe on all platforms. One of the shortcomings of the first game was we just did not have the mechanism to tell everyone ‘here’s who you are, here’s where you are and who’s around you.’ We knew all the answers, we just could not deliver it.

So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space. We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet. Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction , demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war."

In contrast to Titanfall's very militaristic atmosphere Titanfall 2 will have a lot of elements and scenes "where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real." Whether that means Titanfall 2 will incorporate actual magic or if he meant the technology would be so advanced that its indistinguishable from magic we don't know but I'm always up for anything that breaks the stagnation the AAA FPS genre is in right now. As long as its not space zombies.

It was rumored for a while now that Titanfall 2 will feature a single player campaign designed to introduce the player to the mechanics as well as the world at large but I don't think anyone could have predicted that Respawn would be creating a Titanfall spin-off TV series. According to Stern its going be a fairly expensive venture and they're still not sure how exactly the story will be told but the Titanfall TV series is definitely happening. 

I'll be the first to say that I don't really see a point in this but I'll remain optimistic and hope its going to end up something like Halo's Forward Unto Dawn which was quite enjoyable even for someone whose experience with the Halo series starts and ends with Halo 1.

Titanfall 2 is expected to release simultaneous for all platforms sometime in 2017 though an official date is unavailable as its still heavily under development.