Respawn Entertainment releases mobile app for Titanfall

Respawn Entertainment has released a free companion application for its popular game, Titanfall. The application is meant to enhance gameplay by offering players a more in-depth experience and is currently available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. 

Perhaps one the more exciting features of the application is the ability to turn your smartphone into a secondary screen for the Xbox One. When connected, your smartphone will offer new information that can be accessed in real-time during gameplay. For example, the screen can become an interactive map that will allow players to see where the action is occurring and bring the ability to zoom in and out of key areas. Gamers can track their teammates and where battles are occurring, use unique filters for the map to give players a unique advantage only accessible via the application, and check the leaderboard.

While the app is remarkable, it's unclear why Respawn Entertainment chose to build a stand-alone app for its game, rather than utilize Microsoft's pre-existing SmartGlass feature. In the past, SmartGlass has proven to provide similar functionality through games like Dead Rising 3. Respawn Entertainment has been contacted for comment.

Source: MP1st | Image via Respawn Entertainment 
Download links: Windows Phone Store | iOS App Store | Google Play 

This article was updated after publication to clarify that a Windows Phone version of the app is also available. 

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I installed it but you basically need to be playing the game for anything to work. I realize it's a companion app but it would be nice to have some functionality on the go.

I love all these companies that are coming out with all these apps and their totally pro Microsoft/Xbox yet not a one can get a Windows Phone/Windows 8 app out the door...

Sraf said,
What? This this is available on WP8.1 and Win8.1

/Installed it on my Surface this morning

This article omitted the fact there were Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions when it was originally posted. It claimed it was available for iOS and Android. It's been updated since. Synthetic might've read it before being updated, then commented without re-reading it since the update.

TCLN Ryster said,
Synthetic might've read it before being updated, then commented without re-reading it since the update.
And that's exactly what I did! Sorry guys. But that's awesome they got that app out for all platforms
. :)

Installing on Windows Phone 8.1 (Lumia Icon) right now. One hefty download at 711MB. Will give it a run after it's installed. Oh and the new DLC should be waiting on my XB1 as well.

I think an app like this is neat on a phone, but really makes a bigger impact when used on a tablet.

Of course using smartglass would have been better, but using this app on my surface is much more useful than a phone. I can actually see myself setting up my tablet just below my TV to view the mini map. It feels more like an extension of the HUD that I can just glance at to get info.

A game exclusive to Microsoft platforms, and they didn't release an app that runs on all Microsoft platforms. Nice.

Lord Method Man said,
There is a W8/WP8 app.

When I read the article and posted this comment, it said ... "and is currently available for iOS and Android. ". Now it says "and is currently available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. ".

Good news.

Well, it's a bit shortsighted that the app isn't on Windows Phone. But then it's useless anyway to those of us who only do PC games and don't do console games.

It is on Windows Phone but xbox only. Which sucks. Kinda like the EA app for BF4 that works on every platform but Windows Phone/Windows Store.

dipsylalapo said,
Downloading, let's see what it's like

Edit: or maybe not, no Wifi and the app's a huge 615mb!!!!

711MB on Windows Phone. Yikes.

Nick H. said,
Well, it would be if it used SmartGlass. ;)

Yes. My point exactly. I am agreeing with the article statement..

While the app is remarkable, it's unclear why Respawn Entertainment chose to build a stand-alone app for its game, rather than utilize Microsoft's pre-existing SmartGlass feature.

Nope. LEt me write in in another way for everyone, kind of hard to get across on the interwebs...

"[This would have been a] good use of Smart Glass if ever i saw one."

Edit: Or do you mean Nick's comment? I'm so confused, CAN WE ALL JUST USE '/s'! haha