Titanfall Has a Season Pass, Free Updates and No Microtransactions

Respawn has outlined the post-release support plans for its highly anticipated new shooter.

News by Pete Davison, .

We've heard a fair amount about what will be in Titanfall at launch to date, but not much about Respawn and EA's plans for post-launch support.

Speaking with GameSpot, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella revealed that the plan was to support the game with both paid DLC and free updates.

"There's things we want in the game that we didn't get to ship in the final game," he said. "We'll add private matches and things like that for free."

More substantial content such as maps will be premium-priced, however -- and there will be a season pass for those who are in it for the long haul and want to pay a discounted price in advance for all the upcoming content. Zampella did also note, however, that there will be no microtransactions in the game -- sure to prompt a sigh of relief from many modern gamers, I'm sure. Given the way the game is set up right now it's difficult to see how microtransactions could have been incorporated without breaking the game balance -- though as longstanding players of Plants vs. Zombies 2 will attest, this isn't always something that particularly bothers EA in particular. Thankfully, it doesn't look like it's going to become an issue.

Post-launch support for the as-yet unseen Xbox 360 version from Bluepoint games is yet to be finally determined, but Zampella is presently working on the assumption that it will receive all the same content. The PC version wasn't mentioned, but given how hard Microsoft is pushing the Xbox One version and EA's past behavior with this type of game, it would be reasonable to assume DLC will likely be timed exclusive on Xbox platforms first, then follow along on PC later. This remains to be confirmed for now, however.

Titanfall is out on March 11.

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