Respawn Entertainment has revealed that the upcoming multiplayer tech test for its sci-fi shooter sequel Titanfall 2 will be released just for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, bypassing the PC platform.
In a post on the game's official website, Respawn founder Vince Zampella explained why the team won't be launching the tech test for the PC version:
Two big issues from a development standpoint: hardware variety & "min spec" optimization. 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. 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. So, currently the PC game isn't as easy to throw out for testing as the console is, because of the additional variables and configurations that we need to support. Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks. Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can, and there's a risk that they could spoil some of our single player.
Titanfall 2 will still be released for the PC, along with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, on October 28.