‘Titanfall’ Originally Used ‘Ratchet & Clank’ Engine

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Titanfall is getting a lot of attention these days. With numerous articles floating about the web and excellent promotional marketing, Titanfall is easily one of of Xbox One’s most desired titles. However, here is a zinger that may blow most gamer’s minds. Titanfall originally used the Ratchet & Clank engine!

That’s right! The same engine that brought the series about a Lombax and his robot bud blowing turning tangos into sheep or screaming “Rip Y’all A New One” to hostiles was used to prototype Titanfall. According to VG27/7, Titanfall was originally built on the Luma Engine (the Ratchet & Clank series’ engine) thanks to a friendly deal between Ted Price and Vince Zampella.

This truth was detailed on Geoff Keighley’s app, The Final Hours of Titanfall, where Respawn Entertainment considered using several engines before settling on Valve’s Source, as reported by DualSHOCKERS. There are even some specific quotes, from the app, about this:

“One surprising fact in Final Hours Of Titanfall: For over a year of development the game was made on the Ratchet & Clank Engine!”

“The app contains images and footage from the game during that state of development with that engine.”

Titanfall Prototype

The reason why Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games, freely loaned the tech to Vince Zampella is two-fold. First, they both are friends. Second, both of them are in the same situation, working on games to be published by Electronic Arts.

In other related news, Titanfall sales were strong for the Xbox One, ergo the possibility of a PS4 release for its sequel is now considered. Titanfall was reportedly supposed to also be released on the Playstation 4, but was soon canceled because Electronic Arts assumed that the next generation system by Sony would be an absolute failure.

It should be noted that Titanfall was originally known as R1, as reported by IGN. The prototype build of Titanfall featured robots, called “Titans”, fighting soldiers, and was supposed to be a single-player game with scripted sequences similar to the Call of Duty Series.

Right now, Titanfall is doing well in sales, and even features a special edition that sports a whopping $250 price tag. It is well-worth it for the hardcore fan since it includes a statue, hardcover art book, schematic poster, and of course the game. To find out of Titanfall is worth the purchase, check out the full video game review here on The Inquisitr.