Respawn Entertainment shared a new developer video and official blog on Titanfall 2. The new video showcases the matchmaking process for the game, and the lessons learned from the first Titanfall. You can check out the new video in the player below.
In the video, developers Mike Kalas and Jon “Slothy” Shiring discuss the lessons that were learned in the first game and how those lessons are being applied to Titanfall 2. For the new game, EA is reportedly planning on giving away all future maps and modes for the game for free. This will give players better quality matchmaking overall.
The skill system for the new game is similar, but this time around, it will take in individual player contributions to the match. So players who have a strong performance, even if the team loses, can still be beneficial to a player. The game is also set to figure out a player’s specific skill bracket quickly and send them to more enjoyable match-ups. Kalas also shared the following details on the matchmaking (via Gamespot):
We decided we needed the ability to find a new match for any player after every match.
When you now have 100% of your playerbase entering matchmaking after every match, we could now create matches much more quickly than before. That would also let us make sure those matches are interesting matches for everyone getting stuck in a bad match won’t continue on. We can also make sure that these matches are full much more often.
When it’s fast to make matches, it doesn’t make sense to make players sit and watch teams being formed around them anymore. You’ll be hanging out in your active Network instead, prepping for the next match.
Titanfall 2 finally arrives on October 28. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.