If you were hoping to give Titanfall 2 a go before it comes out at the end of October, then you may have to settle for it on console as Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that there will be no beta for the PC version of the game. The multiplayer test, which is due to arrive soon, will only be available on the PS4 and Xbox One, while PC players will be left out.
Respawn head, Vince Zampella explained why PC gamers were getting left out in a blog post, claiming that right now the PC version of the game isn't ready and has yet to be tested across a wide range of hardware: “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.”
Aside from the PC version of the game just not being ready to try out ahead of launch, apparently Respawn are also worried about data miners digging up spoilers for the single player campaign ahead of time: “Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks. Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can, and there's a risk that they could spoil some of our single player.”
We don't know when the beta is coming to console but hopefully EA has a game trial or something to give PC gamers a chance to try the game before laying down the cash.
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KitGuru Says: As fun as Titanfall was for the first few weeks, the game dropped off the map fairly quickly so I imagine quite a few people will be wanting to at least try the game before putting down the money for it. Are any of you disappointed that there won't be a PC beta for Titanfall 2? It seems like a huge wasted opportunity to me.