Titanfall Will Be Showcased at the Xbox Booth at the Tokyo Game Show Using the PC Version

Electronic Arts officially announced the titles that will be showcased at Tokyo Game Show , but there’s an interesting tidbit of information hidden in the press release. While Titanfall will appear at Micrsoft’s Xbox booth, it won’t be the Xbox version of the game, but the PC version.

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Hellsvacancy1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

Wow, can't even show the game running on the XBone, now that's weak

What is the real reasoning behind this?

Abriael1430d ago

Looks like EA prefers to show its games on PC, even if it's at the Xbox booth. They did the same with Battlefield 4 at PAX

Carheadbutt1430d ago

This is a pretty common practice right? I think this has happened a lot not just with EA

Abriael1430d ago

@Carheadbutt: It kinda is and isn't. It would be more common if it was at the EA booth, but being at the Xbox booth it's slightly shady, as it can trick people into believing that they're playing the Xbox version.

This time around they announced it though (even if it remains to be seen how many'll read it anyway), so it's better.

GiggMan1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

Battlefield 4 has been shown on PS4 (at Gamescon). I'm thinking TitanFall is suppose to be "the" exclusive. Why hasn't MS demanded they show the definitive version of the game? (not my words but MS said Xbox One is going to have the best version of TitianFall)

Now I'm wondering if it's even going to be 1080p and 60fps...

black0o1430d ago

i think at this point all 3rd-party were shown on pc like COD

it's not just EA

mewhy321430d ago

Of course they're going to use the PC version LOL. I mean heck, you can make pong look good on a 3000.00 gaming rig!!! ROFL Give me a break.

ZHZ901430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

Maybe they are scared to show Xbox One version because it's inferior to PC version?

JokesOnYou1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

ZHZ90, Yeah but why would that matter BF4 on ps4 will be inferior to pc, people understand this so why would they be scared to show it especially since this isnt a graphics intensive game. The obvious answer is they just have been working on the pc version much longer than X1 due to final X1 hardware so its easier to show their latest work on pc.

Evilsnuggle1429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

It has never be in 1080p it has always in last GEN 720p .all xboned games will be in 900-720p . But race games low graphic on xboned

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ajames3471430d ago

The only thing that comes to mind for me is that Xbox sales have always been weak in Japan, so maybe Respawn (or Microsoft more like it) decided to show off the game on PC so more Japanese people will be interested. That's my theory anyhow.

GmIsOnPt3601430d ago

PC version always superior, likewise for PS4 games that have alternative versions on PC. BF4 prime example blows away both next gen consoles.

JsonHenry1430d ago

So many disagrees for something that is so common knowledge. #butthurtfanboys

Highlife1430d ago

Yes pc version is better but that is why this is false advertisement. Is there going to be a sign saying this is running on pc?

KonsoruMasuta1430d ago

Unless it's poorly optimized and due to poor porting like some Console and PC games.

JsonHenry1430d ago

You want to put your best face on show. And of course that best face is going to be the PC version. (just the way it is, not slamming the X1)

Regis1430d ago

I didn't see xbox slamming in your statement so you might not get disagrees off that.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1430d ago

Mainly because they have more control over how it's played. This way things like frame drops or any technical limitations that may make the game look bad are gone.

ATi_Elite1430d ago


I understand DICE showing BF4 on PC's ONLY cause DICE is primarily a PC dev and they want to show off their Engine on the BEST hardware.

But Titanfall running on PC in a Xbox Booth is LAUGHABLE and purely Ridiculous.

at this point If I was a consumer I would just build a PC cause so many games have been demoed on PC's and I wouldn't want to buy a console version and see lower quality graphics, that would be disapointing.

Deadpoolio1429d ago

It wouldn't be that bad IF Micro$haft weren't so shady and didn't lie about everything. There is no reason that they couldn't show a PC version and say something like, While there isn't a playable build for the One80 version it will look like something along these lines.

But they wouldn't because they're all a bunch of greedy liars who obviously get off on misinforming their customers. Twice now they have been caught running all of their demos on PCs using Windows 7 and Nvidia graphics cards, and pretending that even flat out saying that they are running on One80 consoles.....

It's not the One80 that is the problem it is entirely the company selling the One80 that wants to pretend it's so much more than it is, instead of just coming out and saying we're proud of our machine it is what it is.

2cents1430d ago

"What is the real reasoning behind this?"

Let's see, the game isn't out till next year which means it is in development.

Secondly, pc is a completely proven development platform and a benchmarker of quality, therefore they would have no problem showing the goods on pc.

Third and most important, they are well aware of the attention that titanfall has garnered and that this is a big deal to both them and MS. It is a must that the first time it's shown on the Xbox that it is looking the very best that it can. With all of the late changes to specs and delayed drivers they are probably under obligation to get everything that they can out of the Xbox, because this game is going to be ripped to shreds the day Xbox screenshots and footage are released.

So if your them and your at TGS, you have two versions of your game. A PC version which it optimised extremely well on the comfortable pc development platform and a Xbox one version that is a first time development on a platform that is still being developed!
Hmm which would you choose to show?

The Xbox one version will be shown when they are ready to do so. The great thing is that when it does get shown, we will have an insane amount of comparisons against the PC version. That will be a good time to pass judgement, not now.

andrewsqual1430d ago

Eh, well they haven't shown it on Xbone yet? Why would at TGS be any different? It will be amazing if Kojima is there lying about MGS5 running on Xbone. Will lose all respect.

Deadpoolio1429d ago

Well since literally NOTHING has actually been running on One80s....And they have been caught twice now claiming their games were running on dev kits only to get caught running them on PCs with Windows 7 and Nividia graphics cards.....So chances are MGS isn't either

MYDEATH211429d ago

Makes you wonder if the Xbox One will even be ready to play games when it launches lol

Deadpoolio1429d ago

And that is exactly why I won't buy a One80 Micro$haft....I went through 4 360s this gen and wanted to make sure that they weren't going to have another 55% failure rate considering they knowingly released the 360 defective....

But now the way they keep right on lying about EVERY little thing, instead of standing behind their console saying the is what the Xbox One is, we will bring you the best possible games we can....But they don't, they just try to lie and scheme about every little thing trying to spread their misinformation to sell more consoles

thisismyaccount1429d ago

Is there a reason, why we have not seen any footage of :

TitanFall on XB1 (Direct Feed)
Forza 5 on XB1 (Direct Feed)

and many other XB1 games, except for Spark? Sony released 2x DirectFeed Trailers for Killzone and DriveClub (watch´em on your 42" TV), but we have not seen anything coming form MS.

Where is the Video of BF4 running on both consoles ? Time is running and many want to see how good or bad BF really looks...

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cell9891430d ago

of course xbone is not optimized yet

Godmars2901430d ago

Its in full production so it pretty much needs to be. Otherwise, at the very least, there's going to be launch day issues. Systems bricking after needing to be updated.

cell9891430d ago

what I dont like is that, they are marketing those PC visuals as if the xbone is running it, but in fact it wont be as good looking as the PC version. I really dislike Microsoft's marketing tactics. It is worrisome that at this stage, the game is not shown running on a proper xbone unit. This is the game thats giving the xbone some very much needed hype, youd think they'd prioritize this game to be the benchmark launch title.

JokesOnYou1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

No the game isnt out until next year and the devs have said just weeks ago that the hardware wasn't done yet. Which was true since that time X1 has been upgraded and later gone to full production. So why wouldn't they be farther ahead with optimization on PC since obviously the can do everything upfront with finished properly speced pc hardware?

-Whats funny is Titanfall according to everyone isnt a graphical beast that should run fine on even lesser hardware, hell COD Ghosts is 1080p 60fps and Titanfall is better looking than COD but neither of them are technical graphics game to push the hardware so clearly it running on PC at this stage is a matter of the devs being farther along with optimization for pc then X1, due to time constraints given its a early Spring 2014 release thats plenty of time to get X1 stuff so they can take their time with the new hardware. Why is it when anything is shown on pc instead of X1 for the same game its like a conspiracy or smoking gun? If they do this for ps4 no questions are asked.

cell9891430d ago

This will be the first time I've ever agreed with one of your statements