Titanfall 2 developer Respawn have announced that the multiplayer beta is coming in the near future, but it will only be available on PS4 and Xbox One.
In a blog post, Respawn’s CEO Vince Zampella explained that because of the way Titanfall 2’s server works, the developer only needs a single platform to stress test them.
Zampella revealed that there are two main reasons why PC won’t be included in the BETA, which surround hardware variety and minimum spec optimisation.
“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 said.
“Quite frankly, we aren’t ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better. We also haven’t done enough work to fully support our ‘Min Spec’ on PC yet,” he added, noting that the current PC build of the game isn’t as easy to release as the console one, because of the “additional variables and configurations that we need to support.”
“We realise this is a big disappointment for our PC fans, but we feel this allows us to concentrate on the real purpose of the tech test and focus on the server stability and scalability. Rest assured we’re confident in our ability to deliver a great PC experience for launch.”
We’d expect a date for the multiplayer beta on PS4 and Xbox One to drop this week.