Titanfall 2 devs “aren’t ready to deal with” hardware variety – the open beta is skipping PC

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Titanfall 2’s open beta is on the way to console, but we won’t be trying out the mech-stomping sequel on PC. 

Looks like we’re just stuck with this brilliant list of PC’s best FPS games for now. 

Respawn released the statement today, citing issues with hardware compatibility, saying they’re just not ready to test the game across various PC parts yet.

“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,” says Respawn CEO Vince Zampella.

“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.”

There’s more to it than that, however, as Respawn are also worried that releasing a beta on PC would see all the game’s single-player secrets unearthed prior to launch.

“Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can,” Zampella explains, “and there’s a risk that they could spoil some of our single player.

“We realise this is a big disappointment for our PC fans, but we feel this allows us to concentrate on the real purpose of the tech test and focus on the server stability and scalability. Rest assured we’re confident in our ability to deliver a great PC experience for launch. We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to seeing everyone on The Frontier this October.”

I hope those secrets are worth it.

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