Titanfall 2 will have a single-player campaign, lead writer Jesse Stern has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Forbes, Stern revealed a few details about the game's setting and stated that it's a story where "science meets magic".
"It takes two years to make these things usually. Sometime late this year or early next seems like the right neighborhood (for completion)," Stern told Forbes. "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.
"What inspires us is the junction of technological advancement with the inevitability of conflict and war and what the next war might look like. In Titanfall 2 there will be a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real."
The lead writer also revealed that Respawn and Lionsgate are currently developing a Titanfall spin-off TV series. However, the cost of it might determine wheter or not this project will be fully materialised.
"It would be very expensive. 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."
According to Electronic Arts, Titanfall 2 will release sometime before March 2017.