The long awaited Titanfall 2 had pretty impressive trailer released back in April, and even thought it didn’t show much it was confirmation that there would be a sequel and include sword play.

After that video premiered news started trickling out that this wouldn’t be just another Xbox One and PC game, but it would also be available on the Playstation 4. Even though I’m an Xbox One owner and console exclusives are key to making a strong console, the ability to possibly have cross platform play not only makes the install base grow but the amount of matches available online grow exponentially as well. There’s no official word that this will happen, I’m just talking about what I hope will happen.

Let’s get into single player action, because the last game was all online and even the single player campaign was online and with other people. That aspect of the game seemed to rub people the wrong way, especially because a lot of people skip the campaign to rank up in multiplayer. In Titanfall 2 a Titan had it’s pilot killed and was mysteriously linked to another pilot named Jack Cooper. As all Titans are linked only to their pilot, this does raise some questions that will no doubt be answered in the game. From what I get you will be linked to one Titan the whole game who will further explain the mission he was on and possibly use Jack to finish it. There looks to be a lot of co-op capabilities with your mech as there is a follow mode where it just follows you around and destroys enemies.

The one thing I really like about this video is that it shows where the Titans are being stored prior to the pilot calling it down. Those robots that you mercilessly killed in the first game are actually manning the controls, and you get to see a first hand look through the eyes of a Titan as it’s deployed.

Even though it was looked down upon, the multiplayer is back and looks just as great as the first games. You still get thrill of falling into a battlefield, but now you have an awesome hookshot that not only lets you vault over Titans, but allows you to grab enemies mid air for a melee kill. Wall running and stealth abilities are back and allow for some more viscous kills, not just a kick in the back. The Titan on Titan melee attacks and final kills have been updated to not only tear off a piece of the Titan, but to pretty much pound them into the ground.

Titanfall 2 looks to be better than the first and a worth contender when someone brings up Call of Duty vs. Battlefield games. Microsoft and Sony haven’t had their briefings yet, but I think it would be pretty amazing if they allowed Hololens and PlaystationVR to work in Titanfall 2.

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.