The beta for Titanfall 2, or the technical test as what Respawn Entertainment would like to call it, is reported to arrive “very soon,” as per Vince Zampella, the studio founder. As a matter of fact, according to Zampella, those who are interested in the beta period of the game should “keep the next two weekends free,” and indicates that it should be arriving within the week and will continue onto the next.
Titanfall 2 Beta to Arrive Within the Week
However, if you’re a PC gamer and are looking forward to the beta period of Titanfall 2, then you’re out of luck as it will only be available on consoles. It has been announced by Respawn Entertainment recently that the beta period of the title will only be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. This announcement has shocked many PC gamers but the move is one without explanation.
Respawn Entertainment explained that the point of this technical test is to stress test their servers as they hope they can scale it properly. It is expected that there will be millions of players that will most likely purchase the new Titanfall game, and there will be a large chunk of that part of the gaming community that will be online at the same time. Therefore, without sufficient strength in the studio’s servers to handle the immense traffic, there could be major problems during the official launch of the game.
Hence, with this in mind, why is it that the beta version of the game won’t be available to the PC? Respawn approached this inquiry as it says the following: “Two big issues from a development standpoint: hardware variety & “min spec” optimization. We’re still making a lot of tweaks and changes to the renderer, the game, and effects so we haven’t run the game through the hardware compatibility lab yet to detect and handle a large variety of hardware – video cards, CPUs etc. Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better. We also haven’t done enough work to fully support our ‘Min Spec’ on PC yet. So, currently the PC game isn’t as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support.”
The studio that created Titanfall 2 also explained that they are really wanting to avoid leaks of the content that will be found within the single player campaign. While the single player campaign is not part of the stress test, there is a looming concern that PC gamers would dig towards the game’s files and extract certain information pertaining to the story-driven campaign mode.
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