But which platforms?
Respawn has announced that Titanfall 2 will use company Multiplay to host its multi-player. Along with this announcement, was that cross platform multi-player will make its debut in the Titanfall series. In an announcement earlier today, the company stated that it will use a “Revolutionary multi-Cloud platform to enrich multiplayer experience as Titanfall 2 goes cross platform”.
The business partnership is a significant win for Multiplay, a wholly owned subsidiary of GAME Digital, which impressed Respawn with both their deep understanding of game server hosting plus their auto-scaling hybrid-cloud technology. The Multiplay Game Services platform is integrated with a global network of dedicated server providers as well major Cloud providers such as Google Compute Platform, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
This flexible platform will enable Titanfall 2 to utilise a far-reaching array of hosting technologies across the globe. Players will be well served with a powerful base-layer of dedicated servers, minimal latency and maximum capacity through Multiplay’s cloud-bursting tech. There will be data centers in each region that will allow players to get back in the game much faster if the network goes down as well.
Jon Shiring, Lead Programmer for Respawn Entertainment commented: “The Titanfall 2 launch is going to be bigger and better than the last game and what’s really important to me is that the game just works. We wanted to make sure we had an insane amount of scalability and reliability, so we partnered with Multiplay because they have a great deal of expertise in game server hosting and a very clever auto-scaling product that can abstract away different cloud environments that lets us focus on making games. We have been working closely with Multiplay to ensure we utilize multiple clouds as well as bare metal servers in every region our game will be on sale. Giving us more flexibility, more local datacenters, endless scalability, and the highest reliability will result in the best service we can offer to millions of players.”
We still don’t know how this multi-platform will work. Will it be all three, Xbox to PC, PS4 to PC, Xbox to PS4, who knows? We’ve reached out to Respawn to verify and will let you know what we find out. In the meantime, get excited as it seems Titanfall 2 will be the first major AAA game to break out corss platform multi-player. Let us know below what you think