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Titanfall beta reviewed ahead of the game's March 14 launch

Ahead of the beta version's launch, the buzz was that Respawn, the game's developers, have reinvigorated the first-person shooter with Titanfall. Now that the Titanfall beta session has finished, the word is that they've achieved their aim and that the hype that surrounds the much anticipated Xbox game of 2014 is definitely deserved.

Xbox One

The explosive solder-mech collision that is Titanfall has lived up to expectations according to the chosen few who got their hands on the beta version. The Titanfall beta test was only offered PC users and to Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, although an Xbox 360 version has been developed. The beta test was opened on February 15 and lasted for 4 days and all users had to do was download its client from Xbox Live or Origin, EA’s digital distribution service.

Game modes

Three game modes were offered as part of the beta: a deathmatch game called Attrition, a no respawns game called Last Titan Standing and a control point mode called Hardpoint Domination. Two maps were available for the players to explore which is the “tip of the iceberg” according to the game’s developers.

Let's break it

Ahead of the beta version’s launch, Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella tweeted: "Let's break it," and then added: "The plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!"

Award winning

Even though it’s not out yet, it’s already won awards. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013, the game won 60 awards including a record-breaking six E3 Critics’ Awards, and Best of Show from multiple media outlets.

Multiplayer

Titanfall is a multiplayer only game as there’s no single player mode. The Titanfall beta test was therefore essential for the developers, so everyone who took part helped refine the game that promises to be the biggest hit of 2014. It’ll be available from March 14 and will cost £54.99 on Xbox One and £44.99 on PC.

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