Respawn Entertainment's First Title To Be An Always-Online Shooter For The Xbox 720 [RUMOR]

By Binu Paul , Updated Apr 30, 2013 08:31 AM EDT
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The first game from Respawn Entertainment, the team that made Call of Duty before going off to do their own thing, will be a multiplayer-focused, always-online Xbox 720 exclusive, according to a report.

Quoting several unnamed sources, Kotaku says that the long-awaited first game from Respawn will be a multiplayer-centric online shooter. The game will also have an Xbox 360 version, but will not come on rival PlayStation and Nintendo consoles.

"The source describes the game as a battle of Davids and Goliaths. The Davids are heavily-armed foot soldiers. The Goliaths are the giant exosekeltons-Titans-that these soldiers can pilot. These Titans are big mech-style walkers that move with an agility not seen in games like Mechwarrior or Steel Battalions," the report says.

However, it's not clear if the battle of Davids and Goliaths game will include a traditional single-player campaign or whether there will be an option to play the game offline. It seems likely the title will be named Titan as Respawn recently filed a trademark application for the name.

The game is being made on a modified version of Valve's Source engine, not on internal EA tech, according to the report. While Respawn is working only on the Durango version of the game, the developer is looking for another studio to make the 360 edition.

The game is important for two reasons. First, it comes from Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward founders, Jason West and Vince Zampella, who established Respawn Entertainment in 2010 after parting ways and exchanging lawsuits with Activision. Second, the game will be published by Activision rival Electronic Arts, whose multiplayer focused shooter Medal of Honor has struggled both critically and commercially.

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