• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

TitanFall (EA/Respawn, PC/XB1/360, Spring 2014, Game Informer Leak, All Info In OP)

Einbroch

Banned
Mar 24, 2009
22,818
1
0
Lafayette, IN
www.twitter.com
GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

How will this even work? I mean, seriously, how can you use the cloud for basic AI without it being a massive clusterfuck for a good chunk of your players?

My internet slows down and hiccups all the time, and I'm in a fairly large college town. I can't imagine offloading AI to the internet in addition to playing the game in addition to having my phone/tablet/girlfriend/roommate/visitor using the web at the same time.

If it works, great, but I just can't see it.
 

skynidas

Banned
Nov 23, 2011
4,057
0
0
Madrid, Spain
No PS4 version?

 

Y2Kev

TLG Fan Caretaker Est. 2009
Jul 6, 2005
91,409
3
0
33
GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

lolololololololol
 

Courage

Member
Apr 8, 2013
17,391
2
640
GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

 

Clear

Member
Feb 2, 2009
13,144
8,675
1,365
What a bunch of bullshit. So the power of the cloud works equally well for PC and 360 as it does for Xbone?
 

Kyoufu

Member
Jul 26, 2007
72,197
6
0
London
twitter.com
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

GDDR3? DDR5? Cloud computing? LOL
 

RamzaIsCool

The Amiga Brotherhood
Jan 2, 2006
3,355
0
0
39
TitanFall? ShadowFall... seems there is gonna be lots of falling next gen.

Btw there goes Microsoft last reveal! When it rains it poors, I suppose.
 

sTeLioSco

Banned
Feb 12, 2010
2,301
0
0
This will be a quality title for Spring 14 and will be interesting to see what no th it launches versus Destiny.

destiny is on more platforms...

i think activision being smart will have the advantage of making destiny bigger
 
Nov 10, 2010
34,172
1
0
Atlanta GA
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."



Can't freaking wait when internet dies and all AI in xbone games start spazzing out like in that Goldeneye lets dance video.
 

Acheteedo

Member
Dec 7, 2008
2,909
0
995
London
GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

Does that confirm the 'dedicated servers for all multiplayer games' thing?

Certainly seems to be shaping up that way.
 
D

Deleted member 80556

Unconfirmed Member
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

Chubigans
y'all should be ashamed

Really, using that excuse while praising the computing capabilities of the Xbone? You gotta be kidding me.

EDIT: Also: "He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)", he probably means the ESRAM problems. Damn.
 

harSon

Banned
Oct 20, 2007
43,523
0
0
awesomelybadcinema.wordpress.com
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

So does this confirm dedicated servers for Xbox Live games?
 

HotHamWater

Member
Jun 30, 2011
3,230
0
515
Bournemouth, UK
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

 

Spongebob

Banned
Jan 13, 2013
6,530
0
0
twitter.com
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."
Holy shit!

Devs have full 8GB with PS4?

Edit: LOL at GDDR3 and DDR5.
 

Dead Prince

Banned
Dec 7, 2007
61,984
1
0
www.soukthachonevilaysack.com
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

/dyiing here.

thanks
 

potam

Banned
May 4, 2013
6,553
0
0
I wonder if any of these games touting cloud integration will really benefit from it, or if everything they need could easily be done on the system. I'm guessing the latter.
 

Dr.Horrible

Member
Feb 12, 2009
2,181
0
0
Nebraska
Magazine was just pulled it seems. I was getting screen caps of the article and now it doesn't appear on my list anymore. Got most of the article captured though.
 

artist

Banned
May 7, 2006
16,628
0
0
MORE STUFF

A lot of the article has to do with Respawn's origins, actually.

So here's the exclusivity mention: They thought working on PS4, Xbox One and PC would prove too difficult for a small team, so they decided to focus on one console instead of two. (er...). "Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could."

GI points how that the Xbox One has 5GB of GDDR3 ram available to devs, whereas PS4 has 8GB DDR5 ram, and asks if that's a problem for Respawn. He says they're having trouble even using the 5GB efficiently with all the new architecture tricks. (that is to say, even if they had 8GB they wouldn't know how to use it properly at this stage of development)

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
Jan 18, 2007
47,085
567
1,605
The Confederate United States of America
GI: "What XBOnox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

Oh my goodness lol

Of course they would tout the infinite power of the cloud. Such BS.
 

Meier

Member
Jun 6, 2004
66,614
3
1,690
Austin, TX
www.last.fm
If there isn't really any other new news (i.e. other games), then this reads like a calculated leak to me to get the hype back up in Xbone's favor prior to E3. The fact that it hasn't been pulled yet means no one is too disappointed about the news coming out early.
 
Oct 18, 2011
7,385
0
0
GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

Lol, come the fuck on Respawn.
 

maabus1999

Member
Jun 7, 2011
2,691
0
0
MORE STUFF


GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

Hmmm. These guys aren't bad developers so there must be some real benefits to MSFT's cloud approach if they are stating this. I'm sure the conspiracists will say its PR paid talk, but still, pretty major backing off cloud computing and gaming here.

I mean "couldn't be attempted?" If that is true, might be also one reason they chose X1 to concentrate on.

Jonathan Blow might be eating some crow...
 

Cartman86

Banned
May 31, 2006
8,578
0
0
Seattle, WA
www.twitter.com
- Xbox One, PC
- Xbox 360 version developed by someone else
- Planned to target current gen, but realized that they couldn't run it
- Started to look into next gen and the answer they got from Microsoft intrigued them
- They said they needed to focus on fewer hardware. In the future they are open to more. They don't specify if it would this project or another.
- Plan to use Microsoft's Cloud for dedicated servers and physics and AI calculations
- Spring 2014 Release Date
- To my eyes it looks visually very nice.
- First person shooter
- "Mech" and ground combat
- "Mech's" are called Titans.
- They want these Titans to feel fast. They can dodge etc.
- If you don't want to pilot the Titan you can have it follow you, killing people as it goes along.
- Player characters are called Pilots
- They are extremely agile. Can run on walls, multiple jumps.
- They can take down Titans. Jumping on them and shooting the "brain".
- You need to be cunning as a pilot. "Hit and fade" tactics is the term the game director uses.
- Pilots come equipped with a variety of weapons. Pistol, Assault Rifle, Anti-Titan Rocket Launcher, data knife used to hack AI characters into joining you.
- There are AI enemies on the maps.
- You survive longer than in COD. Making it more welcoming to newcomers.
- Source Engine. Building new engine = too much time.
- Source gives them 60 fps
- Rewrote aspects of it for next gen
- Article talks about the process of forming the team, being fired, prototyping ideas etc. I recommend reading it.
- Going for a District 9 or Blade Runner vibe.
- Integrate memorable single player moments into a multiplayer game.
- Storytelling style will be more Left 4 Dead.
- Humans segregated between Earth and frontier planets. Corporation trying to take the resources of these frontier people.
 

i-Lo

Member
Dec 23, 2008
14,755
0
0
Canada
MORE STUFF

GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."

So basically, always online while playing the game.

And we'll see respawn, we'll see how you make use of cloud computing that couldn't have been done on local hardware.
 

Alienous

Member
Jan 20, 2013
35,669
2
0
"The game would be impossible without the cloud ...

but we still decided to have a team port it to the 360, and our PC version is essentially going to have to be connected to the internet to be playable".

Is how I understood that.
 

chubigans

y'all should be ashamed
Dec 7, 2006
27,115
0
1,290
www.vertigogaming.net
Wait, here's something weird-

"The Xbox One offers devs many more tools to use as well, such as player expression tracking, game recording, and updateable achievements. Many of these features are still in their infancy, so Respawn isn't sure how Titanfall will leverage them.

Do they mean facial tracking? As in Kinect is tracking emotions? Is this new?
 

traveler

Not Wario
Oct 22, 2006
14,563
0
0
Not the most literate person on the subject by any means, but wouldn't offloaded ai just function like an mmo? I'm assuming raid bosses in Wow weren't operating differently for each person in the raid.
 

BruiserBear

Banned
Oct 19, 2010
15,960
0
0
So it sounds like "the cloud" in this game are dedicated servers. How novel.

I've been getting the impression since the Xbox One reveal that is exactly what they're talking about when they talk about "the cloud".

Apparently they decided that wasn't enough though, so they decided to try and tack on claims about offloading "computing" to the cloud.