Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that the Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but not PC.
The studio's founder and CEO Vince Zampella noted that there were two main reasons for the exclusion.
"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," said Zampella. "Quite frankly, we aren't ready to deal with that yet, we are still making the game better."
It seems the studio is also a little less trusting of PC players.
"Also, because the single player story has some wonderful secrets that we really want to preserve for launch, we also have to worry about leaks," Zampella added. "Our wonderfully curious PC players have proven in the past that they will dig out anything they can, 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."
The beta was confirmed by EA during this year's E3. The game will be the first in the series to be available on PlayStation.
The original Titanfall released in March 2014 to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. In Gameplanet's review, Matt Maguire called the game "a fast, frenetic mix of parkour gunplay and agile mech combat that makes for an incomparable shooter experience".
Titanfall 2 will release October 28 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and is available for pre-order now at Mighty Ape.