Gamers who somehow haven’t yet played Titanfall, which is easily one of the best new video games that has debuted thus far in 2014, should do everything they can to rectify the situation immediately. And as it turns out, this weekend marks the perfect time to do just that. Electronic Arts on Friday announced that beginning this weekend, users can download Titanfall for free and play as much as they want for two full days at no charge. More →
Respawn Entertainment took to YouTube on Monday to reveal the first official gameplay footage of the upcoming Expedition DLC for the enormous popular first-person shooter Titanfall. The first DLC pack will include three new multiplayer maps: Swampland, Runoff and Wargames. More →
Ahead of its release back in Mach, Titanfall was rumored to have helped Microsoft sell as many as 1 million Xbox Ones. That rumor was never confirmed nor denied, but now we know how many copies of Titanfall sold last quarter, and it looks like the rumor is at least plausible. According to NPD numbers cited by COO Peter Moore, EA sold 925,000 copies of Titanfall last quarter. These numbers don’t include digital sales bought from EA’s Origin PC service or from the Xbox One dashboard. They also don’t include worldwide sales. More →
Sony on Thursday announced that it sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 units, significantly more than what it envisioned for its fiscal year 2013. Microsoft made its own announcement yesterday as well, highlighting the strong sales of Titanfall, a shooter game that’s not available on the PS4, and which was named the number one selling game in March according to NPD numbers. However, while Titanfall has helped Microsoft sell more Xbox One units, it wasn’t enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4 sales. More →
Last month, EA delayed releasing the Xbox 360 version of the hit game Titanfall until April 8th for the United States and April 11th for Europe. Now that its actual Xbox 360 launch is just about here, screenshots and video of Titanfall have begun leaking all over the web. MP1ST has a particularly large collection with over an hour of video footage. More →
Titanfall, the biggest online FPS of 2014 so far, has done more than just live up to the hype, it’s given EA an incentive to publish the sequel. GameSpot reports that EA has secured the rights for Titanfall 2 based on the performance of the first title, which helped double Xbox One sales in the UK earlier this month. EA was unwilling to comment on this rumor from GameSpot’s “reputable source.” More →
Being stuck in the last generation of consoles doesn’t mean you’ll have to miss out on one of the biggest games of 2014, but it does mean you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on it. EA announced on Thursday that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has been pushed back to April 8th in the United States and April 11th in Europe. Bluepoint Games, the developer of the last-gen version, was originally planning to have Titanfall ready for a March 25th release, but Bluepoint and EA “see a few things that can be made even better,” so the game has been delayed. EA is promising the full Titanfall experience on the Xbox 360 — it’ll be a few more weeks before we can see the game in action and decide for ourselves.
Microsoft has never been able to establish as strong a presence in the console market overseas as it has in the U.S., but Titanfall’s launch appears to be making waves. MCV reports that Xbox One sales increased 96% in the week following the release of Titanfall, which reached the number 1 spot on the UK game charts. Xbox One Titanfall bundles accounted for 70% of those sales, as hesitant consumers finally took the plunge for the promise of a free game. This marks EA’s first non-FIFA number 1 hit since last March. We’ll keep an eye out to see how Titanfall’s release affected Xbox One sales in other regions as well.
Titanfall is quite possibly the most fun any of us will have with a video game in 2014. It’s not perfect, it’s not especially robust, it doesn’t offer limitless customization or even a real campaign, but the sheer joy of movement coupled with some of the most intense action of any online shooter in console history more than makes up for any missing features. More →
Titanfall may already be played on a Mac, assuming the OS X machine meets minimum requirements for the game to run properly and that Windows is installed on it beforehand. But a made for Mac Titanfall version may be just around the corner co-founder of Respawn Entertainment revealed on Twitter. “We are talking to Aspyr, they should do it,” the exec said, answering to a question about whether the company is considering launching a Mac version of its popular new release. More →
Titanfall is one of the year’s most anticipated games and it’s been getting rave reviews so far that say it’s lived up to the hype. However, the launch of Titanfall coincided with the crash on Xbox Live for many users, a fact that Microsoft Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb acknowledged on his Twitter feed on Tuesday evening. Specifically, Hryb said that Microsoft was working to fix issues that were preventing many gamers from signing into Xbox Live although he insisted that “this is not a Titanfall issue.” More →
Respawn found a way to offer gamers a better Titanfall gameplay experience on slower PCs, although that means buyers should have plenty of storage on their hard drives to install a massive 48GB version of the game. That’s 31GB more than the Xbox One install that comes in at 17GB, and it all has to do with audio files, Eurogamer has learned. More →