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Titanfall dev working on a companion app, new colors and private lobbies

Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment's mech-infused first-person shooter, will get a companion app and players may see new colors and an option for private servers, according to a series of tweets this week from producer Drew McCoy.

McCoy answered player questions yesterday while he was aboard a flight. In response to a question about whether Titanfall would get a companion app, he responded, "Yup! Unfortunately it didn't make it in time for release, but [it's] coming soon. No details yet :)" Though he declined to offer details, several other recent games like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Final Fantasy 14, Knack and Thief have offered companion apps that include features like mobile minigames and stat tracking.

Respawn will investigate adding an option that would allow players to assign different colors to their teammates, a feature that's "on the list to look in to for a future patch."

Titanfall's developers are already working on features that may appeal to the eSports crowd. In response to a question about private lobbies and patches, he revealed that "Devs at the office [are] working on it as we speak!"

Polygon has spoken with McCoy multiple times in the last year. We spoke with him at E3 2013 to learn how Respawn experimented and then settled on three core goals, the first of which was mobility. We also spoke with McCoy at Gamescom 2013 about how players acclimate to and discover Titanfall's unique movements.

For more on the sci-fi first-person shooter, be sure to read and watch Polygon's Titanfall review. You can learn about what's happened since its Tuesday release on Xbox One and Windows PC in our coverage that explains how Respawn is tracking down cheaters and what studio co-founder Vince Zampella's hopes are for a Mac version. You can also see Titanfall in action by watching the Overview video above and a recent episode of Polygon Live.

Titanfall will launch on Xbox 360 March 25 in North America and March 28 in Europe.

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