Titanfall Beta Signups Begin - Update

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Titanfall Beta Signups Begin - Update

Titanfall closed beta applications are now being taken by Respawn Entertainment.

Update: The official beta announcement trailer is now on the tubes. Enjoy!

Original Story: The headline says it all but in case there's any question, Titanfall, the game about the big shooty robots with the little squishy guys inside, is now taking applications for the upcoming closed beta. Applicants can apply to test either the Xbox One or the PC version of the game, and yes, the PC version does require Origin.

If you're surprised that beta signup sheet went up so quickly and without notice, join the club. In fact, Respawn head honcho Vince Zampella sounded like he was caught off-guard too, tweeting, "Looks like someone hit the button early! Site is live... Go, go."

The beta hasn't actually started yet but if you make it past the velvet rope, you'll be notified by 11:59 PST on February 17. The name goes in the hat at titanfall.com/beta.

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Signed up and this will be my first beta access try on origin so I'm excited to give it a go none the less.

look forward to getting the chance to give some helpful feedback though.

Well, normally I'd be pretty excited to try it out, since a beta this close to release is basically an "exclusive" demo anyway that serves more to drive up hype than any actual testing.

I was even kinda surprised they went ahead with the closed public beta (instead of just making it a pre-order bonus) since I've heard some not so good things about the game (along the lines of BF4's horrible release plus it just not being that good to begin with).

But then it hit me: The fuckers are doing it to soften the blow of another crappy launch. Just like they did with Battlefield 4.

Basically you get to play it in beta (where it's bugged, because beta) and you get used to the various issues to a certain degree. And when the game launches, just as buggy, people are less shocked at it's state since they've basically already been playing it in that state for a while. I bet a LOT of people are going to get in the beta.

Well, I signed up. I'm not sure what, if anything, I really expect from it, but I'm rather intrigued by everything I've heard about it, so hopefully I'll be able to give it a shot.

why not. even when im busy enough with other games. it does look pretty interesting.

damn, i keep getting this message.
Sorry! We are experiencing some technical difficulties. Please try again later.

Signed up the moment I heard. Would love to check the game out. Verify if it'll be worth a purchase or not.

Also, couple of points about the trailer:

1: Watching it actually has me a bit hyped.

2: 6 v 6 too small my ass! That looked way more frantic and hectic than any match of Battlefield, Planetside 2, or Call of Duty.

To hell with the naysayers.

One Word:

- ORIGIN

i.e. the beginning of the end.

i.e. spyware.

i.e. hell no!

No more crap EA games with crap software that won't work until 1-3 patches created 1-3 months later.

Wait, hold on!

*Grabs sunglasses*

*Gets lawn chair*

*Pops popcorn*

This'll be a brilliant train wreck.

Vigormortis:
Signed up the moment I heard. Would love to check the game out. Verify if it'll be worth a purchase or not.

Also, couple of points about the trailer:

1: Watching it actually has me a bit hyped.

2: 6 v 6 too small my ass! That looked way more frantic and hectic than any match of Battlefield, Planetside 2, or Call of Duty.

To hell with the naysayers.

It'd rather funny, I was playing Planetside 2 a while ago, I had no choice but to log off because the server I played on had too many enemy in sheer numbers that dwarfed my faction and since that game runs off massive numbers you cannot take them on alone, nor with a big team, it has to be greater than them or nothing.

With that said I'd much prefer this style of gameplay alongside Planetside 2, hopping between both games sounds decent enough.

Catchpa: weylan yutani, GODAMMIT NOT ALIENS

Don't look now but the naysayers have arrived, time to grab the popcorn.

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milijanko:

Vigormortis:
Signed up the moment I heard. Would love to check the game out. Verify if it'll be worth a purchase or not.

Also, couple of points about the trailer:

1: Watching it actually has me a bit hyped.

2: 6 v 6 too small my ass! That looked way more frantic and hectic than any match of Battlefield, Planetside 2, or Call of Duty.

To hell with the naysayers.

Well you see, you have a problem there. You got hyped so now you are acting like a brain dead sheep (a.k.a. the prefect costumer) happily following other brain dead sheep and giving away your wool to the first guys with scissors (EA).

But if you actually turn you brain back on you would realize that every game looks frantic and hectic and super-fun in trailers.

So basically what you're saying is that he's a sheep for buying into EA, even though really he's after the game made by Respawn and not EA, thus he's just using EA's free service just to play the game (made by Respawn just in case you didn't get it the first time)he wants to play.

Yes a lot of games can look super frantic and fun but he likes this one also, doesn't seem any different to me either but he likes it so let him have it rather than resulting to calling and branding him a sheep for liking something you don't like.

There's no gamer law or any shit that says he can't like or want to use origin regardless of it being under EA, it;s just mere opinions as to some people calling it shit.

Signed up, why not. Hate origin though.

Well, thanks for the headsup guys. All signed up now.

Whether or not this beta is freaking awesome or a complete train wreck will decide if ill actually get it.

Playing through Muv-Luv Alternative has me longing for more mech action(finally ordered the Zone of Enders HD Collection too), so I'm game. Wish I could get something more mission based like Heavy Gear 2 though...

Signed up, I love bug hunting.

Hopefully it will be proper beta testing and not the closed betas of some other games I've been in, where the whole thing was an excuse to monetise everything as early as possible rather than actually do testing. Or worse, I hope it's not a 'beta' like some recent EA owned first person shooters have had.

Scars Unseen:
Playing through Muv-Luv Alternative has me longing for more mech action(finally ordered the Zone of Enders HD Collection too), so I'm game. Wish I could get something more mission based like Heavy Gear 2 though...

I so know what you mean :) I have blasted through MLU + most of MLA over the last three weeks and so far it blows every VN / mech show out of the water! A shame we don't have any more media of that quality! Don't know why but I finally signed up after years of ad hoc forum visits just to reply! Guess I'm really enjoying MLA and felt like sharing the love!

There was however this one scene in MLA that felt a bit off .. like .. wtf am i reading/watching .. You probably know what I'm talking about if you made it that far :D

OT: I'm really interested in Titanfall, and I'm really worried about EA / Origin messing it up .. royally .. Haven't enjoyed an EA game in years. Still I actually considered signing up for the beta and see what happens, but I'm not making an origin account just for that. Also not to keen on that mandatory news letter subscription either. I shouldn't have to have a second email address just for spam like that; Why do companies insist on sending me junk like that every time I register for anything? Guess I'm going to have to let it slide and wait and see. I do hope it turns out to be a massive success, just because I enjoy mechs :D

origin is not that bad to be honest. since ME3, i dint had a single problem with it. it even downloads faster then steam. at least for me it does.

well, sign in finally worked and i hope i will have a chance. would like to know how much HDD it will need. if the beta is really good and i enjoy the game, i might consider a pre order since it offers 10% off.

As much as I'd love to play the beta, I don't have an Xbox One (yet), and the PC version would probably fry my computer (REALLY need to get a new one). Good luck to anyone who signed up though.

Anyone else feel that "beta testing" is really just "uncompensated marketer training" these days?

I'm sure everyone who gets into this will be happy to tell everyone how well the game ran when the servers weren't under a full load.

Because EA needs to get those pre-orders in. It's the only way they make money these days.

Ugh, forgot about the Origin bullshit. Why do I keep getting exicted when I see this game and forget that it requires Origin?

Hopefully the 360 version won't require an Origin subscription because it looks like that's the only way I'll be getting it.

Lightknight:
Ugh, forgot about the Origin bullshit. Why do I keep getting exicted when I see this game and forget that it requires Origin?

Hopefully the 360 version won't require an Origin subscription because it looks like that's the only way I'll be getting it.

It will in a way. If I'm not mistaken, you will be forced to sign in to your EA accound, jjst like with Mass Effect 2/3 and Kingdom of Amalur for all your online activities and DLC authentification even after post-payment(if they're still being dicks about that).

I signed up for the beta myself, because I am really looking forward to see if this game will finally topple CoD of it's throne. It's being made by the guys that actually started this whole Spunkgargleweewee trend so want to see how they fare.

Really hope to get into the beta so I can play it beforehand and help EA test their servers. I'm gonna buy this game anyway because I'm through with the likes of modern miltiary shooters such as CoD and Battlefield and want something "fresh" somewhat.

Just signed up. Can't wait to try this out.

I signed up yesterday for the One, now just sitting...waiting....fingers crossed. I have a friend that has played it already and he cannot stop drooling about this game, so I am really looking forward to it.

Shadow-Phoenix:

It'd rather funny, I was playing Planetside 2 a while ago, I had no choice but to log off because the server I played on had too many enemy in sheer numbers that dwarfed my faction and since that game runs off massive numbers you cannot take them on alone, nor with a big team, it has to be greater than them or nothing.

With that said I'd much prefer this style of gameplay alongside Planetside 2, hopping between both games sounds decent enough.

Oh, I never said I didn't like Planetside 2. I was just saying that everything I've seen and everything I've heard from people who've actually had time with the game (alpha) demonstrates to me how incredibly frantic Titanfall is. Far more than any of my experiences with PS2, BF, etc.

Which is something I've been sorely craving. I much prefer faster-paced, tactical skill-shooters to large, open field clusterfucks like Battlefield.

But again, this is not to say I don't love me a match or two of Battlefield or Planetside from time to time.

Don't look now but the naysayers have arrived, time to grab the popcorn.

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Psh, are you kidding?

I'm surprised when the first page of comments about a Titanfall news item isn't 80% haters and naysayers.

I mean, seriously...I see less hate on Titanfall from PS4 forums...

milijanko:

Well you see, you have a problem there. You got hyped so now you are acting like a brain dead sheep (a.k.a. the prefect costumer) happily following other brain dead sheep and giving away your wool to the first guys with scissors (EA).

But if you actually turn you brain back on you would realize that every game looks frantic and hectic and super-fun in trailers.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha....hehehhheheeheheh...hoo, hmm, heh....

That was a good one.

Yeah. Reported.

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But you know what? Even though it's probably a waste of time, I'll give a response anyway.

This ISN'T an EA game. I was interested in Titanfall long before Respawn signed on with EA as the distributor.

And that's all EA has in this venture. They are the distributor.

All production and design decisions for the game rest squarely on the shoulders of Respawn. As does, along with Microsoft, the quality and stability of the Azure servers.

Maybe if you spent a little time actually researching what you're talking about, you wouldn't hop onto forums and make a fool of yourself by insulting other posters with nonsense.

Cool maybe i'll get to hear some more about it now since I won't be downloading origin to play the beta myself. I doubt i'll get the game due to it being an EA game but maybe it will be good.

I can't help but have a small hope the game fails horribly but I actually really like a lot of the ideas in it so im hoping it does well. It may even be good enough to be worth the 40 price tag.....Sorry my mistake for forgetting its an EA game, it may even be good enough to be worth the 60 + 5 DLC packs + pay2win cash shop price tag. I wonder how long it will be untill EA start charging subscription fees for their games?

Vigormortis:

milijanko:

Well you see, you have a problem there. You got hyped so now you are acting like a brain dead sheep (a.k.a. the prefect costumer) happily following other brain dead sheep and giving away your wool to the first guys with scissors (EA).

But if you actually turn you brain back on you would realize that every game looks frantic and hectic and super-fun in trailers.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha....hehehhheheeheheh...hoo, hmm, heh....

That was a good one.

Yeah. Reported.

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But you know what? Even though it's probably a waste of time, I'll give a response anyway.

This ISN'T an EA game. I was interested in Titanfall long before Respawn signed on with EA as the distributor.

And that's all EA has in this venture. They are the distributor.

All production and design decisions for the game rest squarely on the shoulders of Respawn. As does, along with Microsoft, the quality and stability of the Azure servers.

Maybe if you spent a little time actually researching what you're talking about, you wouldn't hop onto forums and make a fool of yourself by insulting other posters with nonsense.

Oh really? I thought it was an EA game, so are they just distributing it like they did for kingdoms of Amular(I think)? If so I may consider it, having to get Origin would suck but if the game is as good as the hype for it is then it may be worth it. If it's not an EA game then I feel much better about the chance of being able to enjoy it without tons of extra costs.

Vigormortis:

This ISN'T an EA game.

So EA isn't going to make any money on this title?

Hardly.

EA may not own Respawn outright, but they're balls-deep in Titanfall.

Dandark:

Oh really? I thought it was an EA game, so are they just distributing it like they did for kingdoms of Amular(I think)? If so I may consider it, having to get Origin would suck but if the game is as good as the hype for it is then it may be worth it. If it's not an EA game then I feel much better about the chance of being able to enjoy it without tons of extra costs.

Respawn started production of Titanfall before they signed on with EA for distribution.

In fact, one could argue Respawn is more closely associated with Microsoft because of their extensive use of Microsoft's Azure servers.

As for Origin: yeah it's a less-than-ideal client. And now it's even copying the look of the Steam Storefront UI. However, it's not some gigantic piece of spyware nor is it a resource hog, and it's not the colossal piece of rubbish some say it is. And in the end, one can just close the program when not playing Titanfall.

MinionJoe:

So EA isn't going to make any money on this title?

Hardly.

EA may not own Respawn outright, but they're balls-deep in Titanfall.

Did I say that? I'm pretty sure I didn't say that. Did I say that?

*looks at previous posts*

Nope! Sho didn't.

And are you implying the distributor of a game can't make money and therefore must have a larger role in the production to do so?

Because I've got news for you then...

Vigormortis:

Dandark:

Oh really? I thought it was an EA game, so are they just distributing it like they did for kingdoms of Amular(I think)? If so I may consider it, having to get Origin would suck but if the game is as good as the hype for it is then it may be worth it. If it's not an EA game then I feel much better about the chance of being able to enjoy it without tons of extra costs.

Respawn started production of Titanfall before they signed on with EA for distribution.

In fact, one could argue Respawn is more closely associated with Microsoft because of their extensive use of Microsoft's Azure servers.

As for Origin: yeah it's a less-than-ideal client. And now it's even copying the look of the Steam Storefront UI. However, it's not some gigantic piece of spyware nor is it a resource hog, and it's not the colossal piece of rubbish some say it is. And in the end, one can just close the program when not playing Titanfall.

It's not so much that I dislike Origin as a client. I just hate EA and don't want their stuff on my pc, im also really reluctant with having a game library trusted to them. While I trust Steam and Valve enough to feel comfortable having a sizeable game library on Steam I hold only distrust for EA.

If the game is good enough then I may get Origin just to play titanfall but its going to have to be pretty good to make it worth installing origin for it and im not sure it will be that good yet. The beta/demo(This is EA, its a glorified demo this close to release) will be good since I can hear peoples opinions on it afterwards.

Dandark:

It's not so much that I dislike Origin as a client. I just hate EA and don't want their stuff on my pc, im also really reluctant with having a game library trusted to them. While I trust Steam and Valve enough to feel comfortable having a sizeable game library on Steam I hold only distrust for EA.

That is a good stance to have, and one you should also have Steam.

However, here's something to consider:
Titanfall is a Respawn IP. EA doesn't own the rights to it.

Ergo, if EA went under for some inexplicable reason, Titanfall would still be an (presumably) active and viable brand.

Besides, because of the reliance on the Azure servers, I'd be more worried about Microsoft's involvement.

If the game is good enough then I may get Origin just to play titanfall but its going to have to be pretty good to make it worth installing origin for it and im not sure it will be that good yet. The beta/demo(This is EA, its a glorified demo this close to release) will be good since I can hear peoples opinions on it afterwards.

Well, in this instance, the Alpha was a test bed for the basic infrastructure and functionality of the game. The Beta is a stress test of the servers.

So one could argue that it's just a "glorified demo", but in reality it's just a stress test.

Vigormortis:

Did I say that? I'm pretty sure I didn't say that. Did I say that?

*looks at previous posts*

Nope! Sho didn't.

And are you implying the distributor of a game can't make money and therefore must have a larger role in the production to do so?

Because I've got news for you then...

Ah! I see the confusion. You're assuming that EA is just the distributor.

You must be unaware that Titanfall was also funded through the EA Partners program.

The same program that had clear, detrimental effects on titles such as Doublefine's Brutal Legend and Starbreeze Studios' Syndicate.

And that's without assuming that just-a-distributor wouldn't leverage their advantage on a studio to increase their cut. Which EA has done before as well.

But if you with to continue to delude yourself that Titanfall is the second coming of Halo, well, far be it from me to invalidate the "reasoning" behind your pre-order.

Have fun!

MinionJoe:

Ah! I see the confusion. You're assuming that EA is just the distributor.

You must be unaware that Titanfall was also funded through the EA Partners program.

The same program that had clear, detrimental effects on titles such as Doublefine's Brutal Legend and Starbreeze Studios' Syndicate.

And that's without assuming that just-a-distributor wouldn't leverage their advantage on a studio to increase their cut. Which EA has done before as well.

But if you with to continue to delude yourself that Titanfall is the second coming of Halo, well, far be it from me to invalidate the "reasoning" behind your pre-order.

Have fun!

I love the incredibly condescending comments people around here make when talking to anyone who shows the smallest hint of interest in Titanfall.

It speaks volumes about the mindset of those posters.

And let's be honest here: Brutal Legend and Syndicate had FAR bigger issues than being distributed under EA's Partners program.

But hey, if you want to continue to think literally everything associated with EA, no matter how involved (or not involved) EA is, is the "worst thing ever" and is the bane of the industry, well, far be it from me to invalidate the "reasoning" behind your hate.

Have fun!

For the record: I'm not really a big fan of Halo, so your analogy is ludicrous.

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