5 Reasons Why Titanfall Gets So Much Hype

By Pete Haas 2014-02-21 11:44:36 discussion comments
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Every Titanfall article we write typically has one comment to the effect of, "What the hell is Titanfall and why do people keep talking about it?" They're fair questions.

Critics and gamers' obsession with Titanfall might seem baffling if you haven't been following the game since it was announced. On first glance, it seems like it's just another sci-fi shooter. There are many reasons why it's grabbed everyone's attention, though. Let's run them down one by one.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
In 2010, Activision fired the two founders of Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward. Activision accused Jason West and Vince Zampella of insubordination, while the two alleged that Activision failed to pay them royalties for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. While battling Activision in court, West and Zampella decided to create a new studio.

In subsequent months, about half of Infinity Ward's employees resigned. No fewer than 36 of them joined the West and Zampella at their company. That new studio was called Respawn Entertainment.

The popular consensus is that the people responsible for the "good" COD games are now working at Respawn. This theory is supported by the fact that review scores for Call of Duty games began to decline after Modern Warfare 2. This isn't necessarily fair to the current staff of Infinity Ward. However, the fact remains that Respawn has a formidable reputation without even releasing a game yet.
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