Titanfall: $60 Price Justified For The Xbox One Multiplayer Only Game?

Titanfall is Respawn Entertainment’s next big title coming out for the Xbox One and PC sometime in spring 2014. The game makes use of the aging 10-year old Source engine with some updates made by the Respawn team to bring the title out for the next gen.

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greenpowerz1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

Many of the biggest next gen games are online only. These types of games justify their price more than any other types.

The replay value in these new cloud based online games on all platfoms is sick. Change the game on the fly and add to it? I mean come on.

Rather spend my money on games like The Divsion and Destiny than Tomb Raider(don't get me wrong TR was one of the best offline games of this gen)

dazzrazz1458d ago

I'm wondering what you gonna say 2-3 years from now when they gonna turn of the servers for that "sick cloud based game" of yours because it will not sell or something... and all you gonna be left with is a useless coaster

Enemy1458d ago

Pretty sure Destiny and The Division aren't multiplayer only. They both have solo campaigns. I'd like to know what these "many" are that greenpowerz speaks of.

Tony-A1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

No, I'm sure TitanFall will sell just fine, especially when they announce it's PS3 and PS4 debut (obviously) because of the install base and bigger audience present on those platforms.

I mean, come on... it's so obvious that the game isn't exclusive that it might as well say "look out for the PS4 version coming next month!" on the back of the XBO version.

Oh, and as for this topic. I'm not entirely sure. I'd have to play it more to see if it's justifiable, but Warhawk was a great online-only title. It was, however, $20 cheaper, which I believe is the sweet spot for those games.

s8anicslayer1458d ago

Two or three years from now people will be playing titanfall 2 or 3.

corvusmd1458d ago

If the game gives me enjoyment for 2-3 years and then goes P2P...I think it will have been worth $60

Corpser1458d ago

What awful company is going to turn off servers for a multi player only game so soon after release?

it would be like if Sony turn off servers for MAG in 2014, 4 years after the game release


JoySticksFTW1458d ago

Gotta love it when gamers say they don't mind this, but when Warhawk released earlier this gen, people were all up in arms over paying full price for a multiplayer only game (that even came with a Bluetooth earpiece).

Some journalists were even deducting points off their review scores due to pricing; and not due to the quality of the game itself.

Sony couldn't catch a break back then. Shame too. Warhawk was one of my favorite gaming experiences this gen and deserves a proper sequel ( Warhawk 2; NOT Starhawk).

H0RSE1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )


Not if it has bot support...

HammadTheBeast1458d ago


More like MS shutting down every Xbox original server 5 years after the release.

joab7771458d ago

Not a great argument. If I spend $60 on a game that is gonna b amazing...look at all the awards it is getting...and I play it for months to a yr, I am gonna b happy with my purchase. Developers and publishers have already thought about this. If in 3-5 yrs no one is playing an online only game...similar to will go f2p somewhere and then eventually it will die. This will have no impact on whether I spent $60 on it yrs ago! I would rather battlefield do no sp at all and focus resources on the multiplayer. Some games would b better with 8 more maps and modes (like CoD). By the time most online only games die...their sp counterpart would cost $5 at gamestop.

Narutone661458d ago

I see a SimCity joke somewhere.

ohiostatesman1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

This game is the next big thing. It's gonna sell millions on Xbox One and 360. I hope MS makes this series exclusive to the Xbox One like they did with Epic's gears of war series. That would be fantastic.

Gamer19821458d ago

Destiny is a fully evolving world you pay for that this game is an online shooter you cannot compare.. This will be the very first ever premium online only shooter. This is to pay for those MS servers as Respawn wasn't gonna pay for them were they?

trafalger1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

"I'm wondering what you gonna say 2-3 years from now when they gonna turn of the servers for that "sick cloud based game" of yours because it will not sell or something"

then i guess i'll have to go back to the bank when i want to buy a new game to play and ask for another loan, stretched out for 36 months. hopefully i get approved.

hmmm. 10,368 hours of online fun versus an average 10-14 hour single player game. you're right, $60 is asking way too much.

malokevi1457d ago

"2-3 years from now when they turn off the servers"

lol. I hear this ridiculous statement again and again so that Sony's faithful can have justification against Always-online and online-only games.

So, tell me, what source was it that stated these games would be taken offline in a matter of years?

Because I still play R6 Vegas 1 on my Xbox360 years later.... seems to be chugging along quite nicely.

Lets obviously selectively and conveniently forget the fact that MS has invested billions in a cloud service that offers servers and unbelievably low prices to all of its developers, and can sustain them for as long as they see fit.

Would they see fit to take a title, that by all counts is going to be a system selling and unit moving showpiece title, offline after a few years?

Seems like wishful thinking on the part of a few butthurt Sony zelots.

Get your fix, fellaz, because when this thing drops everyone is going to stop listening to you.

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Tw1tch3D1458d ago


you've just done yourself a no no...

how the division or destiny came into the picture, IDK!

Anyways, $60 is more than worth what this game is going offer. Ask yourselves, you didn't literally buy the BF or CoD for it's single player, right?!

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Tw1tch3D1458d ago

And why you have two bubbles good sir...

kayoss1457d ago

I only play cod mainly for the single campaign. To me the multiplayer is just icing on the cake.

showtimefolks1458d ago


destiny and division both have solo campaigns

my thing is let's wait and see how titanfall delivers, let's not judge a game before its release. it has single player story elements mixed in to MP

Narutone661458d ago

I see, greenpowerz already received his white XBox 1. Too bad you only has one bubble left. Maybe you could use your alternate accounts.

Shadonic1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

add to it but theres probably going to be a price to pay for DLC expansions and stuff, I mean really MS invented DLC right? whose to say they wont push on that again.

1nsomniac1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

No! This is exactly whats wrong with the industry, silly naive people think the price should be based on replayability So devs think they can get away with it. Where normal sane people understand that price is be based on content as with every single other industry or product available in the world.

This is just proof of the immaturity that still runs strong in the gaming industry & the people who allow it to go on.

iamnsuperman1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

I bubbled you up for this (I hope others do). This is a big problem in the gaming world. The price should be based on content not re-playability (especially when a lot of that re-playability comes from paid DLC). If re-playability was a factor in price then Logoz quiz, Score, angry birds, temple run (all mobile games) should cost £100 because I managed to sink in hundreds of hours into these games (especially when I went away to a third world country for 6 months). Those games had a lot of re-playability

Gamer19821458d ago

Exactly I been banging on about this for years now. Companys using multiplayer to sell a game. The great thing about that is your using other gamers to do your job for you essentially.

rainslacker1458d ago

So, it's OK to disregard those of us that prefer a single player campaign, and might like to go online once in a while? Seems this gen publishers had no problem taking on MP to every SP game out there, which not do the same in reverse next gen?

There are plenty of SP gamers out there, and our $60 is worth as much as the MP $60. If they don't want my money, so be it. I can find value in a good SP game to warrant spending $60, I've never found that value in a MP only game, barring an MMORPG, which tend to be quite repetitive after a while in content. Cloud may fix that, but given that most MMO's don't have content change that often, I doubt any publisher wanting to make money is going to push out new content on a frequent basis. They can't even do that now when they sell that added content. All the more reason why I'm skeptical of all this MP only trend.

trenso11458d ago

"The game makes use of the aging 10-year old Source engine with some updates made"

why is no one bashing them for this? Any COD article will have at least one comment about the engine, but since respawn is doing it is ok? Not being a troll fanboy or what ever label you would like to use, just wondering about this double standard.

caseh1458d ago

Because Titanfall is a clean build from the ground up, it isn't a sequel. If they can build a new game based on that engine then why shouldn't they?

If Titanfall sequels are built on the same engine then you will no doubt see the game geting the same treatment as CoD. take into account, it took 3-4 iterations of CoD before people complained about it being a cut & paste job.

iamnsuperman1458d ago

I do agree with you. Also no one is bashing the apparent twitch control scheme. From what I have read and understood this is a twitch based shooter. I love that (one of the reason I like COD) but the countless times I see people discrediting COD because of its twitchy gameplay. You can't have it both ways. I am interested in Titanfall but I don't hide the fact I like COD and its gameplay

Baka-akaB1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

"why is no one bashing them for this? Any COD article will have at least one comment about the engine, but since respawn is doing it is ok?"

Because for their first forray with source engine Titanfall is already looking way better than Ghosts ? And only time will tell if there will be small incrementations of quality as seen with cod , or actual graphical upgrades ?

And because hiding behind the 60fps excuse will not that easily works next gen with most announced running at 60 fps anyway ?

FamilyGuy1458d ago

This isn't an MMO, it's just online only, like Warhawk, yet Warhawk launched at $40. Titanfall is launching at $60 because that's how much they want to launch it at. It has enough hype for them to get away with it too.

That's just all there is to it. If they release tons of free DLC I can see it being "fair" otherwise it's just price gouging.

caseh1458d ago

MAG released at the same price point that Titanfall will launch for.

It's price shouldn't be dictated by the fact it is online only but by the game itself. I poured in about 800 hours on MAG, how many hours are you putting into your single player games to justify the price tag hmm?

FamilyGuy1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

MAG, with 256 players in a single game, is on par with MMOs.

"how many hours are you putting into your single player games to justify the price tag hmm? "

This, however, is a very significant statement. I definitely get more hours from playing a game online but the argument is for the fact that those games STILL HAVE A SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN.
I may still play them online but the story mode gives the back story and usually has some extra production value behind it.

Having actors voicing roles, the motion capture for cut-scenes, writers for the story etc all cost money. A game coming out at $60 without having to pay for any of that is basically price gouging.
It's costing them a lot less to make the game so they should in turn charge less.

Either way it's all about perceived value, Titanfall looks fun so people will pay the price.