PlayStation Plus has provided gamers with dozens of free games throughout the PS4’s generation lifecycle. The most recent game to be offered for December is Titanfall 2, one of the highest-rated shooters released for the console in past years. Though this title didn’t sell to the expectations of Electronic Arts and Respawn Studios, it was an entry in the series that was praised by game reviewers.
This PlayStation Plus, free game of the month offer, is available to Australian players exclusively. Those wanting to download the second entry in this franchise will have to wait until December 3rd. If one free game wasn’t enough, the region of Australia is also receiving Monster Energy Supercross. It’s rare to see two notable games released in one month by PlayStation Plus. However, the holidays bring good cheer and wish to even the biggest of corporations.
The History of Titanfall
The universal praise that Titanfall 2 received came too late, causing their sale figures to be lacklustre. The developers at Respawn Entertainment are the original creators behind Call of Duty, which meant their previous popularity almost guaranteed that both entries in the franchise would perform at high percentages. Unfortunately, Activision stole the mechanics from the Titanfall franchise, which forced their reputation to drop tenfold. This didn’t stop Respawn Studios from fighting back, as they created Apex Legends, which has grown to become one of the highest-grossing games throughout 2018 and 2019.
The first entry into the Titanfall series could of lead to the popularity decline with the sequel. It was plagued in controversy for providing smaller multiplayer lobbies, allowing for a maximum of six players per team. This issue was solved with the introduction of bots, which could be killed for multiplayer points. What benefited the multiplayer game’s experience was the introduction of Titans, which acted as an oversized mechanical super-soldier. The battles between titans throughout the 1st and 2nd game is considered to be some of the best multiplayer experiences available on the PlayStation 4.
When the second game arrived, everything had changed in favour of the community. Respawn Entertained created a single-player experience that was profound and mimicked throughout the multiplayer mode. Lobby sizes were increased, and thousands returned to the franchise. Today, the game remains popular amongst fans of the franchise. Those owning PlayStation Plus in Australia should download this game immediately, with install times varying between one to ten hours, depending on internet speeds.