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 →
We’ve been reading a lot about pixels lately, as they pertain to new video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft. This game is true 1080p, that game isn’t true 1080p, the other game is 1080p on one console but not on the other… it’s all a bit tedious for outsiders, but it’s obviously an issue for hardcore gamers. And rightfully so — suggesting 1080p doesn’t offer any advantage over lower-resolution gaming is akin to suggesting 720p video is just as clear as 1080p video.
When it comes to the Xbox One’s biggest title to date, the bad news is that Titanfall definitely does not support native 1080p right now. As it turns out, however, there may be some good news on the horizon because the game’s developer has confirmed that it may offer an update that bumps gameplay up to 1080p. More →
Microsoft hosted a huge launch party at SXSW on Monday night in order to celebrate the release of Titanfall, and it appears to have been one of the most-attended events of the show so far. Tiernan Ray of Barron’s took a few photos of the around-the-block lined that formed for the event, attracting hundreds of gamers and curious passersby trying to get an early look at the most hyped game of 2014 so far. According to one security guard, Microsoft was letting in blocks of 150 attendees at a time, a sign of the enormous crowd. The mech-wrangling FPS has drawn the attention of gamers and investors alike as Xbox One sales continue to lag behind the PlayStation 4. It’s still far too early for doomsaying, but the market demands drama, so we’ll see whether or not Titanfall can put the Xbox One on more equal footing with the PS4. Check out the photos below. More →
Titanfall is more than just a potential sales boost for the Xbox One, it’s also the first real test of the digital infrastructure that runs Microsoft’s new console. If everything goes accordingly, Titanfall will be available for digital download on Xbox Live tonight at midnight in the United States alongside launch events for physical retail copies at participating stores. More →
Titanfall is easily one of the mostly hotly anticipated Xbox exclusives of early 2014, but would this awesome mech-style first-person shooter have made an even better PlayStation 4 game? The title, developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, takes place on a worn-torn planet and pits players against each other in head-to-head online multiplayer battles. Early reviews of the Titanfall beta for the Xbox One have been quite positive, but one industry watcher has raised a fairly interesting point that ponders if the title might have made an even better PlayStation 4 game. More →
Best Buy on Wednesday announced that it’s ready to welcome players early on Tuesday, March 11 with special Xbox One Titanfall bundles. Over 300 Best Buy stores will be open at 12:01 a.m. on March 11 to sell “Microsoft’s first exclusive release for Xbox One (and PC).” To convince more gamers to purchase an Xbox One console, Microsoft is offering the game free of charge in its Xbox One TitanFall Bundle. Alternatively, the game will cost $59.99. More →