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Titanfall 2 beta not available on PC

August 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Titanfall 2’s upcoming multiplayer beta will not be available on PC.

That’s the official news from Respawn Entertainment who confirmed the game will be exclusive to Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

In a blog post, Respawn co-founder and CEO Vince Zampella said the studio is holding the beta to test its servers and validate that they can scale as intended. He also indicated that gaming fans can expect to see it very shortly (see his tweet below).

More platforms can be a good sanity check, but we don’t need to test them all to make sure we are on a good path for launch,” he said.

The Titanfall 2 beta, or “multiplayer tech test” as Respawn calls it, is skipping PC for two main reasons, including hardware variety and optimisation for “min spec” machines.

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.,” Zampella explained. “Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better.”

Titanfall 2 is scheduled to launch on October 28 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….