Titanfall Won't Have Beta Access, In-Game Bonuses, As Pre-Order Perks

Titanfall Won't Have Beta Access, In-Game Bonuses, As Pre-Order Perks

We're still not sure how to get into Titanfall's upcoming beta, but it won't be from pre-ordering the game.

Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, has confirmed that beta keys for the studios upcoming mecha shooter Titanfall won't be available as a pre-order bonus. He was unable to answer exactly how we will be able to get beta keys, though, telling us that more information is coming in the very near future.

Furthermore, it looks like no form of DLC or in-game bonuses will be available as pre-order bonuses for the game, meaning you won't get screwed over if you wait for the reviews. Here's what we know about various retailer's pre-order bonuses:

If you pre-order from Amazon, you'll get yourself a free Prima "mini-guide" to the game, which includes a large, detailed map of one of the game's levels. GameStop pre-orders will give customers a free poster, while Microsoft are offering discounts on future purchases to pre-order customers.

Finally, Walmart pre-orders will contain the "First to fall" patch, which appears to be a jacket patch featuring an imp on a rocket. Not sure what it has to do with the game (apart from the tagline) but whatever!

I think this is a fantastic idea, and one that more developers really need to put their foot down on - pre-order bonuses should not include DLC that gives you a leg-up over your competition or is important to a game's story. I shouldn't miss out on content just because I bought the game from a different retailer, or slightly after it's release date.

Source: Twitter, Cinema Blend

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Considering this is EA we're talking about, I don't see this as a good thing at all. I think they are just trying to build some goodwill and all we'll get is another disaster.

VladG:
Considering this is EA we're talking about, I don't see this as a good thing at all. I think they are just trying to build some goodwill and all we'll get is another disaster.

Yip. There's no way we should expect anything less than total garbage from EA anymore. That's not even hyperbole.

Something tells me this was something Respawn pushed for rather than EA. If EA had their way, there'd be all sorts of digital exclusive pre-order bonuses that would give you some sort of weapon/mech that no one else could get their hands on.

Good on Respawn for this.

Upon reading this my first thought was: 'Great, what has EA done now?'

Lets face it, good news from EA tends to be a lead up to something terrible.

there is something odd about it. it's like EA are just letting titanfall go on its own feet

There ya go, give the pre-order dumbfucks useless shit in the real world instead of giving them a 'better' version of the game with extra stuff other people can never get.

Thats how you do it. Why don't other developers/publishers understand this?

well that's pretty decent of them. i doubt it was EAs doing, but nevertheless it's a good thing

 

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