Respawn Plans A “Titanfall” TV Series

Jesse Stern, the lead writer on Respawn’s 2014 multiplayer mech game title “Titanfall” and its upcoming sequel, says that the company is working on a spinoff TV series says Forbes.

Stern, a former producer on “NCIS,” says the series is one of a number of projects Respawn is developing in partnership with Lionsgate TV. The game series, particularly the upcoming sequel, deals with galactic colonial warfare – effectively retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space with giant mechs fighting one another.

The main issue going forward with a TV series based on the property is that it would be prohibitively expensive. Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella is behind the idea, but says: “we are trying to find a way to tell a story in the worlds we want to be in and produce in the TV model.”

The first game famously didn’t include a dedicated single player campaign and was an Xbox exclusive, mostly due to a lack of resources. The first game ultimately clocked in ten million individual users, though famously many of them lost interest quickly. Even so, it was enough that the upcoming sequel will have single player and is expected to be available on all platforms.

Source: Forbes