Titanfall On Xbox 360 Gets Pushed Back

Titanfall On Xbox 360 Gets Pushed Back

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The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has been delayed a bit to give the developer time to really spiff it up.

Usually when one version of a major game release is delayed while the others continue on schedule (and by "usually" I mean "always") it's the PC release, so this Titanfall postponement is both unusual and interesting. EA Studios VP Patrick Soderlund announced today that the Xbox One and PC versions of Titanfall will land as scheduled on March 11, but the 360 edition won't be available until March 25.

"In these last few weeks before launch, Respawn is in the final stages of polishing the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Bluepoint is doing the same with the Xbox 360 version," Soderlund said. "To give them the time they need to put the finishing touches on the current-gen version of the game, we are moving the Xbox 360 ship date to March 25 in North America and March 28 in Europe. The extra two weeks will ensure the full world of Xbox gamers has an awesome experience."

Of course, if you don't want to wait for the 360 release, you can always go out and score yourself an Xbox One - but it's only a couple of weeks, right?

Source: Electronic Arts

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Two weeks? Come on. This is such an obvious and miserable attempt to make some people people buy the Xbone.

Adam Jensen:
Two weeks? Come on. This is such an obvious and miserable attempt to make some people people buy the Xbone.

I rather thought that having a third party to do the "finishing touches" for the 360 version (rather than keeping it all in-house) was the attempt to make people buy the XB1.

Anyone want to bet that the 360 version runs/looks like crap compared to the XB1/PC versions?

(Then again, Bluepoint is fairly reputable, yes?)

ha, ninja'd in the first response... but yeah, this reeks of pushing the Xbone to me. Seeing as it is meant to the greatest thing to come to Xbone, and will make everybody buy one, it makes sense that they would try to push back the date of release for the other versions.

although i'm pretty amazed that they haven't also pushed back PC edition, so perhaps this is a convenient half truth after all

Hands-up if you did not see this coming?

Anyone?

Didn't think so.

MinionJoe:
Anyone want to bet that the 360 version runs/looks like crap compared to the XB1/PC versions?

Bet you it looks identical to the Xbone version, which is why it's getting 'delayed,' the Alpha Xbone footage has been somewhat, unimpressive. No doubt the release version will look better, but I expect Titanfall 360 will look just like Titanfall Xbone but at 720p upscaled oh wait.

I'm predicting some impressive lols once it comes out...

MinionJoe:

Anyone want to bet that the 360 version runs/looks like crap compared to the XB1/PC versions?

I'll take you up on that wager. I'm thinking that's the reason for the delay, in that they don't want to be laughed out of the building and piss off all the Xbox 360 users.

Incidentally the two people I've spoken to who have played Titanfall at press events have told me that it actually isn't all sizzle and no sausage and is worthy of the hype. I can't wait to find out.

I think the problem with next gen graphics unable to reach 1080p60 is only because the devs *can* do it, but the publishers say:

Pub: "What? You can make it... MORE prettier? Do it."

Dev: "But, if we hold to our current levels, we can put out 1080p60..."

Pub: "I SAID make it more prettier! Turn it down to 720p and then upscale it if you have to!"

Dev: " :-( "

Cust: " :-( "

two weeks isn't too bad, I've gotta wait for Pillars of Eternity here!!

Two weeks isn't the end of the world, unless some people are really super desperate to get their hands on the game day one.

Damn double post

I just can't wait for the thing to release so we can compare and contrast the glitches and bugs across PC, 360 and, Bone. I guess this does give me more time to buy an XBone...or beef up my PC...or dig my 360 out of the closet which would be the least expensive option. I'll just sit back and watch the boards light up once this is out.

Adam Jensen:
Two weeks? Come on. This is such an obvious and miserable attempt to make some people people buy the Xbone.

Seriously. Not to mention the recent announcements about this game have been making something I kinda wanted a wee bit iffy. This isn't helping.

Would people buy an xbone to get it early ? I mean 2 weeks it must have gone to GM before that to get the disks pressed surely. I don't understand the hype it does not look that good, i mean if you are looking forward to it fine i hope you enjoy it but it looks a generic as hell to me.

Shoggoth2588:
...or beef up my PC...

This game is running on the same engine as Half Life 2 (Well... in name anyway) and as such it scales down rather well. Unless you are running a museum piece disguised as a PC you can run this game (It runs on an nVidia GeForce 8800 GT and Intel Celeron E3200 Dual-Core or AMD Radeon HD 4770 and AMD Athlon II X2 220 for god's sake! Intel Iris INTEGRATED graphics will eat this game for breakfast!)

MinionJoe:

Anyone want to bet that the 360 version runs/looks like crap compared to the [CENSORED]PC versions?

Does that even come into question anymore?

On topic: If it looks the same as the Xbone version that is hilarious, wonder if they will push it back a few times then cancel claiming it couldn't be properly ported.

Am I the only one here surprised that it's coming to Xbox 360 in the first place? If the XbOne and PC versions have to be limited to 6 players max and a problem with graphics or framerate, then can the 360 even handle that much?

Xman490:
Am I the only one here surprised that it's coming to Xbox 360 in the first place? If the XbOne and PC versions have to be limited to 6 players max and a problem with graphics or framerate, then can the 360 even handle that much?

I wasn't at all surprised, for it to be excluding Sony I'd seen this as just going to PC, Xbone and 360 since the 360 is still being supported which would also mean this game would naturally come to even that console.

Bluepoint Games is working on the 360 version and they've been known so far for decent ports including the Metal Gear Solid HD collection, I'd have some faith in them being able to work with the engine that made HL2 years ago.

Also 6v6 was Respawn's design choice, they've already clarified that it's not due to any sort of technologic limit, pure design choice.

the PC and Xbone versions I'd imagine would look good while the 360 would be scaled down in terms of graphical quality and maybe few AI at most and since Respawn is working on Xbone and PC and Blue working on the 360 I'd imagine the other two won't really suffer much if anything at all.

I'm getting it on the Xbox One anyway but that's a damn shame. If it was also delayed on the PC version I would probably fully admit that it was an attempt at getting people to buy the Xbox One.

MinionJoe:

Anyone want to bet that the 360 version runs/looks like crap compared to the XB1/PC versions?

i dont see anyone taking this bet. even the dumb people will realize that running the same game on 10 year old hardware will result in worse results compared to new hardware.

VoidWanderer:
Hands-up if you did not see this coming?

Anyone?

Didn't think so.

to be honest i didnt. Their PR department felt like finally somone competent to giving info to public and i expected them to release everywhere at same time.

alj:
Would people buy an xbone to get it early ? I mean 2 weeks it must have gone to GM before that to get the disks pressed surely. I don't understand the hype it does not look that good, i mean if you are looking forward to it fine i hope you enjoy it but it looks a generic as hell to me.

considering the hype surrounding it its going to be a system seller. I know people building new PCs to play this.

Xman490:
Am I the only one here surprised that it's coming to Xbox 360 in the first place? If the XbOne and PC versions have to be limited to 6 players max and a problem with graphics or framerate, then can the 360 even handle that much?

well, you can always scale it down to 480p resolution and then upscale it (read: fake it) to 720p and pretend it runs ok.

Adam Jensen:
Two weeks? Come on. This is such an obvious and miserable attempt to make some people people buy the Xbone.

Yeah, when one version gets delayed because they want to spiff it's not the platform where they got the most experience they pick to push back. It's either the platform they suspect got the highest piracy (Ubisoft and PC) or the platform where they simply suck at developing for (hey Rockstar).

2 weeks isnt much of a wait, and in fact I would advise players to wait on this... I am looking for the PC version myself but going to wait on reviews and initial impressions after release.

Things I am worried about ...

5 v 5 = toxic players , little to no chance to build up communities around the game.
Servers ? Player hosted ? Matchmaking issues ?
Leveling up ? Noob trouncing ?

Game has a lot of potential pitfalls, mostly around the small players sizes of the teams... larger teams allows for some leeway in skill, allows for some new players to learn the ropes without too much hassle, allows for dedicated servers as player hosts cant really keep up with large teams, builds communities (at least with dedicated servers), etc.
Small teams usually have issues with 1 or 2 players either grieving the team, or if 1 or 2 lack the skill will trigger a rager to flame and /or quit mid match (that is NOT to say the same CAN'T happen in larger teams just the impact is dampened by numbers).

Adopting a wait and see stance here, it is EA who is publishing this... may want to wait for a few 'patches'.

I didn't even know it was coming out on 360 as well. Although when you consider the way they were touting it as Xbox One exclusive even as it was releasing on the PC it's not that surprising. They will do their best to make the games look pretty I'm sure, but I hope they take just as much time making sure it works. Too often do we get games that almost immediately need a patch. I'm sure on the first day there will be issues aplenty. I don't care if a game looks pretty, I just want it to function properly.

Pah, i'd rather get the PC version, i'll probably wait a little to get it though.

Arawn:
I didn't even know it was coming out on 360 as well. Although when you consider the way they were touting it as Xbox One exclusive even as it was releasing on the PC it's not that surprising. They will do their best to make the games look pretty I'm sure, but I hope they take just as much time making sure it works. Too often do we get games that almost immediately need a patch. I'm sure on the first day there will be issues aplenty. I don't care if a game looks pretty, I just want it to function properly.

they dropped the xbone exclusive thing pretty quick in its development, I'm like you i'd rather have a not so pretty but functional game than a pretty but iffy one.

Strazdas:

i dont see anyone taking this bet. even the dumb people will realize that running the same game on 10 year old hardware will result in worse results compared to new hardware.

Resolution and frame-rate aside, of course! ;) I still bet there will be other issues that crop up in order to "encourage" fans to upgrade to the XB1.

"We apologize for the technical problems associated with the 360 version of Titanfall. So anyone who bought Titanfall on the 360 will automatically receive a free copy for the X-Box One."

MinionJoe:

Strazdas:

i dont see anyone taking this bet. even the dumb people will realize that running the same game on 10 year old hardware will result in worse results compared to new hardware.

Resolution and frame-rate aside, of course! ;) I still bet there will be other issues that crop up in order to "encourage" fans to upgrade to the XB1.

"We apologize for the technical problems associated with the 360 version of Titanfall. So anyone who bought Titanfall on the 360 will automatically receive a free copy for the X-Box One."

well, the game supposedly has a lot of not-player-controlled bots fighting. if the bot AI is anything more than suicidal rush and shoot everywhere you will see a lot of problems with 360. the singe reason for that being 512 mb of ram, because bot AI requires a lot of ram.

 

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