Rumors Swirl that TitanFall is Xbox Exclusive for Only a Year

Much has been made about the Xbox One’s various potential failings as a console since it’s gone head-to-head against the PlayStation 4 at E3 this week. But one of the biggest feathers in Microsoft’s console-cap has been the exclusivity of Respawn Entertainment and EA’s TitanFall, a multiplayer shooter featuring mechs and guns and all kinds of crazy. It sounds cool as hell, and it’s exclusive to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. So that’s something against Sony’s new console, right?

Well…maybe not.

According to a post on Eurogamer, the game is rumored to be exclusive to Microsoft’s platforms (yes, we’ll call PC a Microsoft platform for right now, considering Windows’ ubiquity) for only a year. After that, according to Respawn lead artist Joel Emslie, anything’s possible.

When asked whether PlayStation owners might get a chance to own a copy of TitanFall, Emsile was a bit coy:

“It’s definitely not out of the question. We have a huge appreciation for the fans. Coming out and showing it to everybody, we’re super nervous and wanted to make sure everybody loved it. We love all our fans, whatever console they support. […] We want to make everybody happy, but this is where we’re at right now.”

EA Labels’ head honcho Patrick Söderlund weighed in on the question as well, upping the coy-ante, but once again not outright shooting the idea down:

“We haven’t communicated anything on that, and I can’t comment on that right now. We’re proud to be exclusive to Xbox.”

So there you go. Wait a year, you’ll possibly (probably) get to see TitanFall on the PlayStation 4 (and maybe even 3, though another developer is porting the game to the Xbox 360). Or, you know, just grab it on the PC. There’s always PC.

[Via Eurogamer]

  1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! This game was the only reason I was considering an Xbox One. Bring it to the PS4.

    • Nothing here is definite. At best PS4 owners will have to wait at least a year if not forever. No thanks, I’ll be buying an xbox one and playing Titanfall on day one. Who cares about $100 when you’re talking about something you’ll own for 5 years?

  2. Now if they can make a decent controller port I’ll have nothing stopping me from getting a ps4

  3. Lol, the author of this article is obviously a Sony guy. This game isnt coming out until spring of next year. If and thats a big IF this game makes it onto PS4 it wont be for at least a couple years. I cant wait to play it on my shiny new X1!

  4. Titanfall is an exclusive franchise. The only reason titanfall is an xbox exclusive is because the ps4 doesn’t have enough power nor does the xbox1 . It’s Microsoft and it’s cloud that allows this game to work on a gaming console. Titanfall for the 360 is being made by a completely different developer under Microsoft studios. I seriously doubt the two will even be close. When anyone is asked a simple question that they know some will not like the answer to it’s easier to say things like who knows? Never say never. ect.ect. it’s just good business for future projects that will end up being multi platformed. Eurogamer knows this but chooses to play along because its good business for them to do so if they wish to get hands on time with titanfall and exclusive interviews with developers. Than they play along nicely.

    • The first three statements of your argument are not necessarily true.

      The game is also coming to PC right out of the gate. As far as the cloud functionality goes, it seems more like its taking advantage of Xbox One’s server infrastructural features — that being remote processing.

      To say that this couldn’t work on the PS4 is to say it with little thoughtful backing, because if Titanfall requires all of the Xbox One’s horsepower (and then some through the cloud) to even run — we’ve already maxed out our next-gen consoles… and then we’re headed for one boring generation indeed.

    • Trust me when I tell you, THAT IS A LOAD OF SHIT. This game is using the SOURCE ENGINE. DirextX 10.. You’re saying the Xbox One is only capable of running a game with a 8+ year old engine. pfft PLEASE. BF4 has WAY more going on technically than Titanfall does and both consoles can run BF4 with all 64 players. Let’s use some logic here.. Microsofts “cloud” is straight bullshit marketing babble,

  5. The developers have said that due to the cloud and yes your right the xbox1’s dedicated servers that it allowed them to do things with the xbox1 that they could’nt on the ps4. On paper the ps4 has slightly more under the hood but throw in the cloud and 300 dedicated servers the xbox1 out powers the ps4 by a lot. Sure they would love to take this game to the ps4 but at this early stage they just don’t know how to. So in a sense you could be right but in proven theory so am I.

  6. @Chris Cole I am dumbfounded bu your comments to even suggest that the ps4 can’t run titanfall is just ludicrous. If I’m not mistaking tje ps4 has cloud gaming and so does my ps3 and pc.. cloud is just another word for internet. Titanfall is an exclusive because MS paid the dev’s money, its that simple. Enjoy your one GOOD XBOX exclusive ( that’s also coming to PC)

  7. Its a year exclusive because sony’s cloud will not be up and running for a year…….you cant run this game without cloud computing……

  8. Hes right your wrong……cloud computing is not the internet and sony will not have their cloud up and running for another year……..its amazing how much people think they know about cloud computing and how little they do understand

  9. Its amazing reading these posts that only one of you knows what cloud computing is… person thinks its the internet lol ROTFLMFAO HAHAHAHAHAHA titan fall CAN NOT PLAY ON THE PS4 until its cloud service is up and running its that simple……..The PS4 is waiting for Gaikai cloud service which is coming in 2014……..

  10. HAhahaaa, Microsoft spent 1B$ on exclusives,not timed exclusives, this being on of them. PLus they went to ms/ps and ps didn’t have server support for a game like this, or the cloud. Gaikai doesn’t cut it, sorry, but no where have they said a year later you’ll have it. The reason they haven’t flat out said no to ps4 is becaus ethey are dodging backlash. If they don’t flat out say yes, then it’s a no. Stop reading into what they are saying. When they mention another platform they a re meaning PC!

  11. Christ so many dumb asses.

    This game easily could come to the PS4. It’s being published by EA, there is probably a 95% or greater that this game ends up on PS4. Quick, name me all of the EA published games that exclusives. Go ahead, we’ll wait.

    The ‘Cloud’ is a marketing jargon buzzword by Microsoft to talk about having easily created, cheap, dedicated servers. Period. End of Discussion. That’s what they’re talking about. They have more time to spend working on the actual game versus working on setting up a server infrastructure. The Cloud is hardly doing anything more.

    The type of ‘processing’ that the cloud can help with, is minimal and does not matter. Practically every single Sony first party title and numerous games (This current generation) utilized ‘teh cloud’ and had dedicated servers.

    Microsoft paid for exclusivity (Most likely timed-exclusivity). This will be coming to PS4. Keywords below : At launch.

    –Speaking to GameTrailers, studio founder Vince Zampella had some choice words when —-asked if “PlayStation Nation is gonna have to wait for Titanfall.”

    “At launch we’re going to be on Xbox One, 360, and PC,” Zampella said, emphasizing the —words “at launch.”

  12. The game will not be coming to the PS4 unless Sony gets dedicated servers for the game. Respawn Entertainment is on the Xbox because Microsoft if offering companies to use their servers as dedicated servers, Sony doesn’t have that ability at the moment, and I don’t think they will upgrade the Cloud to that capability.

  13. Bob is correct, the key buzzwords being thrown around is “cloud” and “launch.” People posting how the PS4 simply “can’t” run it is outright hilarious. Sony had dedicated servers for several games this gen and could easily pull it off next gen. It all boils down to money and making deals. That is why some multiplat games get earlier access to things on each console. Another thing to consider is that every publisher has been approached about which next gen console has their favor and sony has a clearly noticable lead. Stop trying to sound like you guys know what’s what in the industry there are countless variables into why things work out the way they do and stop crying about which console is better overall they’re nearly identical any small differences won’t be noticable unless you go out of your way to find them. Be glad there isn’t a monopoly on this industry. If it wasn’t for Sony calling out Microsoft’s bullshit “innovation” Microsoft wouldn’t have changed their policies. As of now they still have damage control up until the actual launch of each console.

  14. check the reason EA has stated this is great and I believe that company did the right thing

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