Titanfall 2 Beta Is Skipping PC For Console

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 5:40pm by Bobby P

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The Titanfall 2 beta is set to hit consoles at some point between now and the October 28 launch of the full game. This beta will help test server loads, capacity and test the game out before the final release. This beta will arrive on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC, however, is being passed on and will only include consoles for the testing. Why you ask is being skipped?

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. 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.

Titanfall 2 launches in October and the beta should be really soon.

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