'Titanfall 2' release date, trailer, news details: Beta receives mixed reviews; single-player footages awaited

Gameplay screenshot of "Titanfall 2." | Titanfall official website

Electronic Arts' (EA) upcoming "Titanfall 2" leaked several multiplayer footages thanks to its console beta version that eventually received mixed reactions from the gaming community. As for single-player footages, players are avidly waiting for EA's official release, but the game publisher already assured fans that "Titanfall 2" is primarily a single-player game.

"We knew from the beginning of development on Titanfall 2 that we wanted to do a single player campaign," says game director Steve Fukuda.

"In the single player campaign, you will be doing a variety of things across different missions but there is one constant that we worked very hard to get right and that is the story and relationship between Titan BT-7274 and Rifleman 3rd Class Jack Cooper," the director further explained.

Essentially, players are not required to be familiar with the storyline of the first "Titanfall" franchise, because the focus is on the new protagonist, Jack, and his working relationship with BT; however, "Titanfall 2" borrows many existing elements from the first one.

The events of "Titanfall 2" picks up from the conflicts of the first one in which a colonist militia tries to win over an oppressive Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC), amid an intensifying fight for a resource-rich planet away from Earth.

This planet is called "Typhon." According to Fukuda, "Together [Jack and BT] you will explore the mysterious planet of Typhon and discover the IMC's intentions. The more they work together, the stronger the link between Pilot and Titan becomes."

Despite mixed reviews, an Australian PC Game editor Shaun Prescott praised the beta console of the game saying, "I expected Titanfall 2 to be a whack-a-mole shooter tour through a few linear levels — a silly blockbuster robot fantasy. If what I played is any indication, we might be in for the most creative shooter campaign this year."

"Titanfall 2" is slated for an Oct. 28 release for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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