'Titanfall' News: Live Action Series 'Free The Frontier' Debuts At E3 2014, Respawn Follows In 'Halo's Footsteps [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 13, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
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Titanfall is a giant hit for developer Respawn Entertainment, to the point that it's the best selling Xbox One game to date according to Peter Moore. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the company is exploring other mediums to pursue the same sort of success, and E3 2014 attendees got the first peek at what the developer has in store.

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Back in March, we had something of a sneak peek at "Titanfall: Free the Frontier," the result of a team-up between Respawn and PlayFightVFX, a Toronto based VFX (duh) studio. If you happened to catch the Call of Duty: Operation Kingfish short, then you're familiar with the team's work. During the massive trade show earlier this week, the next and first formal episode was unveiled.

The series is an attempt by both Respawn and VFX to expand the Titanfall universe, and why shouldn't they? With the monster FPS Halo franchise paving the way with its own "Forward Unto Dawn" and two more on the way (one of which is being produced by Steven Spielberg), it's easy to see why Titanfall is following in Halo's footsteps.

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"We're excited to unveil the next installment in the Titanfall live action series," said Dusty Welch, Respawn's COO. "Developed by the extraordinarily talented Playfight team, the Titanfall universe again comes to life in this visceral prequel."

According to VFX Generalist Sophia Lee, post-production work took about eight days with a team of 15 people, so clearly a LOT of work was involved in making this video look as polished as it does. Check it out below!

 

We also have the "Free the Frontier" teaser trailer below, just in case you missed it.

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