Titanfall Max Player Count Revealed, Smaller Than You Think
Check out one of the Titanfall gameplay trailers, like the one above, and you’ll see a donnybrook of mechs and men. But just how many players are there in these frantic firefights?
The answer was revealed by Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella, who responded to the question of Titanfall’s max player count on Twitter:
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) January 8, 2014
Color me surprised. That’s a luminous, reddish-green hue.
As Zampella indicates, there will actually be more than 12 combatants in a Titanfall battle because each pilot can call down their own mech, which they can control themselves, set to follow, or station in one spot. If 12 players have their mechs out at once (there’s gotta be a ‘Mechapalooza’ achievement for this in the works), there is the potential for that 12 max player count to seem like 24 due to all the AI fighters on screen.
So 12 max players in Titanfall, but it will play like a much bigger game. The reaction to the news on Twitter was one of near universal disappointment, which seems odd to me given that the majority of people expressing opinions haven’t even played Titanfall yet.
The player count news reminded me to check in on the “upcoming live-fire beta tests” Respawn has been teasing since December via its viral Hammond Robotics phone bank (1-888-88TITAN). I just gave it a call and received the same recorded message. Sorry, no updates on the potential Titanfall beta just yet.