Respawn Entertainment studio founder Vince Zampella confirmed that the Titanfall 2 beta will be “coming soon”, advising potential beta testers to “keep the next two weekends free”, suggesting a time frame for the release of the beta. However the ‘multiplayer tech test’ will only be available for Xbox One and PS4 users, leaving PC users to wait for an actual release.
The idea of the beta program, according to Titanfall 2 blog, is to stress test the conmpanys servers, proving that they can scale and handle the load at launch. According to Zampella’s blog:
“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.”
So unfortunately PC users will have to wait for the games launch this October, but Xbox users stay tuned as we’ll provide more information as it becomes available. You can preorder the game from Amazon here, and check out the release trailer below.