PAX Prime 2013: Microsoft event “surprises” are Titanfall and LocoCyle playable demos
Disappointing to say the least. Maybe next year.
Yeah, I wouldn't really call those "surprises".
uhh I'm NOT getting an XB1, but HOW is being able to play one of the potentially best up coming games not a good thing ? For those getting the XB1, this is the MUST HAVE title, and I would love to play it. It looks really good. Don't be negative just to be negative.
The buzz around Titanfall is huge, agreed. But being able to play pre-release was bound to happen. Especially considering it's PAX, isn't that a consumer convention more than a media convention?
Not that but people thought that with Microsoft saying "surprises" = new games
"but HOW is being able to play one of the potentially best up coming games not a good thing?" It's because these games aren't really surprises. Maybe the real surprise will be if they look under the desk they are running on pc's. then again that wouldn't be a big surprise either.
But Titan Fall wasn't even playable on Xbox. So how does this count as an Xbox surprise.
@holyduck "Disappointing to say the least. " That's what your mom said and when i looked at your gamer pic.
How old are you? 13?!
Hhahah add 30 into it kid. Us adults can't write stuff like that? I've been playing video games even before your dad was born. In 1986 i got my first computer commodore 64, then 90 amiga500, 97 PC 486, 99 Pentium, kept adding stuff over the years Riva tnt 2mb, voodoo extreme 4mb dedicated vga, nivdia 256, self building pcs and selling to friends and family members... story goes on and on. Man u kids know nothing about these things and talk to anyone on the internet as if they are teenagers.
Well done for making absurd assumptions *claps* my father was born in the 1940's so there goes your first assumption. I am also well over 18 years of age so there goes your second assumption. Perhaps you should act your age and stop acting immature and next time, please don't make wild assumptions about someone you do not know
Its cool, they got plenty of games they are yet to properly unveil.
Quantum Break, Sunset Over Drive, D4, Fable Legends, Black Tusks. Crackdown soon.
Disagreeing with facts and no argument explaining why? Looks like I win this debate. I win fanboys lose, like always.
@AngelicIceDiamond Those disagrees are because you wrote CrackDown, it doesn't mean if they put an orb into their press conference means that there will be another Crackdown game. You won the debate, but we are just disagreeing with the Crackdown thing.
@TheGrimOfDeath ; actually I bet there is a new CrackDown in development by another studio than Ruffian
@Grim MS been talking about crackdown all summer long. Here http://www.gamespot.com/new... Here http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Teased here http://www.nowgamer.com/new... And finally here http://www.vg247.com/2013/0... MS is looking for a team to make Crackdown 3. Its all fanboys disagreeing nothing more. Thanks for admitting I won the debate btw.
"Those disagrees are because you wrote CrackDown, it doesn't mean if they put an orb into their press conference means that there will be another Crackdown game. You won the debate, but we are just disagreeing with the Crackdown thing. " So what you're saying, is that you are speaking for those 13 people that you have never met before, nor have even spoken a word about why THEY ( as an individual) disagreed? Or are you saying that YOU ARE the 13 disagrees and trying to make your argument more compelling by quantity? Dude, speak for yourself. Don't even try to deny that those are fanboys. It's the obvious trend, when all facts are against you, disagree and pretend it never existed.
Doesn't matter what launch games are really. Hardcore will buy one or the other. Others will stay with their brand or where their friends are...and most ppl will b playing 3rd party titles anyway. I do know that MS may not win at launch but they r planning on titanfall catching fire and selling a lot of units early next yr. I am getting a ps4 but I am pretty sure I will get an xbox1 for that game
While the "surprises" must have been great for PAX attendees, and it was great to see some new footage of Titanfall, it is a bit disappointing to say the least. The way it was worded made me think there would be some new announcements and I got excited. Oh well, whatever. I was hoping that it would be like Gamescom where they announced another game, Fable Legends. It is not a big deal I just got my hopes up.
You are correct. I was really expecting something on trading or selling digital. Looks like they are not ready to do that either. Oh well, I would just keep asking.
Hmph, this is why companies should just say what's going to be held at their events instead of saying surprises and letting the media and sites run wild with speculation. Because the hype never lives up to what is actually shown. Seriously, MS could have just said playable demos of those two games and that would have been sufficient at least for me. What was Sony's surprises by the way? I'm sure it was also lackluster considering I don't see any news at the top that is super heated.
Sony never said anything about surprises.
They announced a few indie games.
Have to say, that is pretty ridiculous. Making a statement that they have some surprises that he cant talk about yet, and then come out with this. MS message this upcoming console generation has been very mixed, confusing and in some cases very lacking
Just your average PR hype. Nothing to sse here.
Why MS is trying to picture Titanfall as XB1 exclusive is beyond my imagination. That game is reported to be in development for PS4. Source: http://gamingbolt.com/titan... This is totally DUMB move by MS, just like they bragged "next-gen" Call of Doody with intelligent fish during XB1 launch. What a pathetic mess they are in. This is what happens when you spend huge money to buy f*king timed exclusives rather than building your own pack of awesome studios. *Edit: I really feel sorry for whoever has given 'disagree' vote. I bet you must haven't even clicked on the source link I have given to find if what I said was true or not. Classic fanboyism.
Because it is an exclusive, for the time being. Rumours will spread. Just because a company has Dev Kits of another system does not mean they're making the game on it. Respawn also came out and said it's a PS3 controller.
its on PC, and DONT say that it is exclusive to microsofts platforms - because they do not make money off of every game sold on windows.
Along with the PS3 controller (which the site has circled in red, did you see *another* controller? Can you make an educated guess what the another controller looks like? Further, have you ever read it from MS that TF is and XB1 exclusive? I guess you must have not (like you see on a Forza trailer, for example). Because, TF is NOT a XB1 exclusive.
It is a MS exclusive. Titanfall PC not available on Mac OS Titanfall Xbox 360 not available on PS3 Titanfall Xbox One not available on PS4
Tiatanfall isn't "available" on any platform at the moment. You're talking about future availability, and indications suggest that it will have future availability on PS4. And just to be contrarian: what if someone ran TF PC on Linux via WINE?
MS has always pulled this fake exclusivity. "Only on Xbox" logos on our disk case.
Ummmm Microsoft is dubbing it as a console exclusive cause it is. Until it's formally announced for any any platform then it is an exclusive to the 360, PC & X1. No sony platform announced as of yet.
@Red_Devilz The picture in your link was confirmed by Respawn to be a PS3 because they like to play games on all consoles during their break time.
my disagree didn't have anything to do with your initial comment even though it's unconfirmed, but the rest of your dribble that came afterward.
Wonder if titanfall will have a beta anytime soon considering it comes out q1 2014. December perhaps? I can see them bundling a beta with a 1st party game like they did with halo 3.
Laaaaaaaame! Classic MS disappointment.
Oh. Expected to hear about this new exclusive. Shame :/
I swear the word, "Surprise" nowadays means less and less. How is titanfall be a surprise to anyone when its pretty much the most talk about again right now. And locoCycle being playable a surprise? Really? Thats why I never trust anyone in the games industry when they talk about surprises coming cause alot of the times it's jsut a disappointment.
Thats why I never trust Major Nelson.
Yeah, I learned a long time ago not to fall for his BS PR moves and speeches.
Titanfall! Thats a good surprise for those that got to go!
yes but for the rest of us a let down. Like anyone else in his position, Major needs to choose his more carefully since this is the age of internet fueled speculation, anticipation, and mayhem. Not to mention, Epic's "tba" downer. A lot of gamers were expecting a AAA reveal from Epic and many were connecting this to Major's tease. Just like Sony's tease for GC which ending up being way underwhelming. These people need to cut out the misleading hype as it only sets them up for let downs.
Did you actually read what he said? He said, surprises for "those ATTENDING pax" Dont sweat it i was mad at first too untill i read the article... I still expect more reveals it sucks it wasnt at pax but they still have time...
SURPRISE! Play TitanFall on PC at our booth!
Actually , I was at Pax and it was played on an Xbox One , I also played ShadowFall on the PS4
Can't wait for the PS4 port of Titan Fall!
SURPRISE!! We have breathable air in the conference room!
Hopefully MS pays to ensure this franchise NEVER shows up on playstation.
I thought everyone was expecting a release date at pax since they didn't reveal one at gamescom? Are they just gonna have a stupid press release for it? If that is the case smh.
This is kind of funny. Sony started everything off by not showing what the PS4 looked like, with people immediately railing at them for it and, now its coming down to the literal wire, MS is dragging their feet in announcing the XB1's release, and no one's really complaining that much. Come to thing about it when Sony did that MS started teasing them almost as once. Sure, there's no double standard...
They're gonna ride it like they do with COD.
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