TitanFall 2 still hasn’t received its official unveiling yet, but Lead Writer Jesse Stern shared some more details about the game with Forbes this past weekend.
First, Stern (or someone connected to Respawn) told Forbes that TitanFall 2 will have “a dedicated single-player campaign” (the original TitanFall was multiplayer-only) and then he delved a bit deeper into the story of “global colonial warfare” that Respawn wants to tell:
“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 addition to his work on the game, Stern also admitted he’s working with Lionsgate to turn the TitanFall franchise into a television series. “We are trying to find a way to tell a story in the worlds we want to be in and produce in the TV model,” Respawn’s CEO, Vince Zampella, added. Any show with skyscraper-sized mechs duking it out on the battlefield will be very expensive to produce, so it might be a while before we see it.
But if all goes well, EA expects to release TitanFall 2 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One later this year or sometime in early 2017.