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A new “top secret” Pilot ability has been prototyped for Titanfall 2, according to the LinkedIn profile of a former Respawn employee.
The developer’s profile states that they’ve spent the last year and a half “working on server-side network optimizations for Titanfall 2” to help “reduce dedicated server cost, reduce bandwidth usage and improve the fidelity of the multiplayer experience”.
Most recently, however, they say that they completed work on a “large server-side network system rewrite to support Titanfall 2 and successfully prototyped a new pilot ability (top secret!) which was well received by the team and should make it into the final game”.
The developer adds that they are “100% confident that Titanfall 2 will be an incredible multiplayer experience”.
Titanfall 2 was officially announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC yesterday, alongside the game’s first teaser trailer. The trailer offered the first glimpse at a new sword-wielding Titan, but didn’t drop any hints at a new Pilot ability. In the original game, Pilots were able to use jetpacks to double jump and run across walls.
The first gameplay footage of Titanfall 2 is expected to be revealed at EA’s E3 event ‘EA Play’, taking place on June 12.