Released with great fanfare on Tuesday, Titanfall is seemingly destined to become the next smash hit for super publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment (of the Call of Duty fame). For the uninitiated, Titanfall is a fast-paced first-person shooter multiplayer video game which has players fighting as mech-style Titans and their pilots in six-on-six multiplayer skirmishes.
You can assume control of the Titan’s pilot or the Titan itself at any time. When playing as a Titan’s pilot, you can run along walls and link jumps together parkour-style. After entering your Titan – well, what can I say – all hell breaks loose as you shatter your opponents to pieces using destructive armaments and special protective shields.
And now, Respawn’s co-founder Vince Zampella has officially confirmed that the studio is in talks with Aspyr Media on delivering a Mac version of Titanfall.
Count us excited!
Back in February, he revealed to fans on Twitter that his studio was “talking about a Mac version,” and “would like to see it happen.”
@TZB17 We are talking to Aspyr, they should do it
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) March 13, 2014
Here’s your blurb:
Stand by for Titanfall. Crafted by key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall is the first next-gen shooter that combines fluid wall-running, double-jumping action with powerful, fast-paced titan warfare to set the new bar for online multiplayer gameplay.
Already the winner of more than 75 awards from critics around the world, Titanfall is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans.
I’ll let the video do the talking, here’s the Titanfall trailer.
Microsoft reportedly paid top dollar to ensure Titanfall‘s exclusivity across its platforms and some have said that the title could become Microsoft’s next Halo, if you will.
Titanfall indeed looks destined to become a true system-seller.
The game is currently available as an exclusive for Windows and Xbox One/360.
Should the Redmond giant sing on Respawn’s Mac deal with Aspyr (they’re behind the Mac’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare port, too) there’s likely going to be a significant delay – if history of the Mac gaming is anything to go by.
Wo wants to play Titanfall on their Mac?