Hot on the heels of Titanfall's alpha test (which we mistakenly reported as a beta) over the weekend comes a Twitter update that credit cards everywhere will love. Respawn's upcoming blockbuster won't have any microtransactions. A season pass may still be a possibility down the line, but they have no news about that quite yet.
Also on the Titanfall news front today is that Respawn hasn't ruled out the possibility of running a beta before the game's release in March. Community manager Abbie Heppe commented, "We understand the desire for a beta and we have not ruled it out, but I don't have any news on it for you currently.”
The alpha test that ended yesterday was a stripped down version of Titanfall that doesn't necessarily represent the final release. It was designed to be a small, managaeable download to test technical issues with the game's servers. Only North America was included and not other regions because having every server online would have been pointless when load wasn't being evaluated.
Titanfall aims to deliver fast-paced, futuristic warfare where you can either fight on foot or pilot a gigantic Titan mech. Team missions involve six versus six combat with map support for AI characters up until about 50 players. It comes out March 11 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.