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?
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.