Titanfall an Xbox One, 360, PC Exclusive for Its 'Lifetime'

During its quarterly earnings call today, EA squashed recent rumors about Titanfall coming to PlayStation 4. CFO Blake Jorgensen emphasized that Titanfall "is exclusive only for the lifetime of the title on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC."

Jorgensen also assuaged worries that Respawn was rushing Titanfall to market, declaring the intended release date was always in the March, April, May time frame. "No, we're not doing that at all," COO Peter Moore said on the subject of Titanfall's alleged hurry. He praised Respawn Entertainment's talent, and anticipates it will review "very highly" when it launches in March 2014.

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Mikelarry1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

bah ah well, i get it on my 360 then

xPhearR3dx1637d ago

It's EA. If it makes a ton of cash, it will come to PS4. Look at Mass Effect.

sobotz1637d ago

Still in denial. It won't coming to PS4, get over it

mhunterjr1637d ago

That bodes well for Titanfall 2... Maybe...

pompombrum1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

I dunno.. maybe EA are hoping to make the next Gears of War for the Xbox One so to speak. People can hate on Microsoft all they want but nobody can deny they know how to market their exclusives. Seeing as Titanfall is the first real system seller, I imagine they'll be quick to pick it up and promote it as heavily as possible.

Still, I guess it would be naive to underestimate EA's greed. Titanfall 2 will most likely be on the ps4 too.

Thomaticus1637d ago

When the PC version comes out, people will end up finding some PS4 code somewhere.

xPhearR3dx1637d ago


Denial? No. I'm getting it for PC, so I could care less if it comes to PS4. However, this is EA were talking about. Of course EA is going to deny it. They're going to hype it up, make it sound exclusive so everyone buys it instead of waiting, then release the PS4 version to make even more money.

Moncole1637d ago

EA doesnt own the IP so they cant do what ever they want.

gaffyh1637d ago

That sentence is worded really strangely, "only for the lifetime...", why doesn't it just say is exclusive for the lifetime?

I still think this will come to PS4 at some point, not that I will get it for the PS4 I just think it will happen. Will get it for 360 when its available.

cleft51637d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if this game did stay exclusive to Xbox One. However, the series will not be exclusive. So next year when Titanfall 2 comes out, it will be another story.

If you think about it, it does make sense to launch a new ip on one platform if that platform holder gives them a bunch of money to remain exclusive. That way you can launch a new IP and still play it safe. Still they could be lying and 6 months later we see Titanfall come to PS4. Only time will tell, doesn't matter to me anyways. Titanfall looks amazing if you are good at fps online games, I am not so this game doesn't interest me regardless.

Sayai jin1637d ago

Hmmm. I am one that believe console exclusives are good and help give people a reason to buy a particular console, but also do not mind if really good games go multi-plat so everyone can experience the game. I see a lot of people saying , but EA and Mass Effect. I do not remember EA ever saying Mass Effect would be an exclusive for lifetime. Maybe MS said that, but not EA. I know it's EA, but they are saying it plain and simple that it will be that way for lifetime. Anyways, the games appears to be a stellar new IP so it would suck if one console gamers do not experience it.

-Alpha1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

I'm sure Titanfall 2 will come to PS4.

MS must have adjusted their deal, otherwise they'd have made this known sooner. One thing is certain, EA must be making an incredible amount of money upfront.

Regardless, it's a pretty big move for MS to lock this away from PS4. I like what I see from Titanfall, and I can understand that a lot of people are genuinely excited for it. I was really hoping to play it on consoles/PS4. Just going to have to accept that I wont get everything I want sticking only to a PS4, but it's not the biggest loss for me.

lifeisgamesok1637d ago

Hard at hearing huh. Xbox One has some great looking exclusives you should buy one :)

loulou1637d ago

you lot are idiots. they have obviously thrashed out a deal with ea, where they ea's lost ps4 royalties.

an expensive cheque. i would think that this cost microsoft anything from 60m upwards.

potentially an amazing exclusive

P0werVR1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Well, obviously the sequel will more likely come to PS4 INEVITABLY!

Just because they say lifetime of this title doesn't mean for it's sequel.

Get it, got it, good!!!

But as history has shown us, ALL good third party games that first released on Xbox 360 shows that no matter what, it was ALWAYS bought for Xbox 360.

Microsoft will for sure make this to be better played with Azure. Gaming is going to be sweet! Titanfall than Destiny 2qt of next year?! Gaming stamina baby.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31637d ago

Ah well, there you have it folks...oops, this is N4G, I guess you don't have it :P

Funantic11637d ago

Do you get it? How many times you must be told. IT'S NOT COMING TO PS4!!! This game will make the Xbone sell like crazy. I'm buying 3 copies of Titanfall myself. 1 for my 360 and 2 for my Xbones.

SuperLupe1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Sony faboyism is a VERY SERIOUS condition.

It sucks the intelligence out of you and places a big fat blob of denial at the place lol.

But guys please, dont stop begging for a port 12 months later, it was funny and I dont want the comedy to stop right now.

edit: now watch how all of them are going to be like "meh have a gaming PC anyway" :D

halfblackcanadian1637d ago

Mass Effect 1 was published by MS. EA purchased Bioware after the fact. ME2+3 were multiplat because EA published them. I'm not saying your scenario is impossible, but the situations are different

P0werVR1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )


Nailed it bro! You loose IQ points reading these posts. I can deal with Xbox fanboys, they just make me laugh. Sony fanboys are on another level of low, on par or if not worst than the republican tea party.

Dirtnapstor1637d ago

Maybe, just maybe the exclusivity will be restricted to MP. Perhaps a campaign for us PS4 owners?
If it's true, I'll get it for the 360... No Xbone for me.

pixelsword1637d ago

What does the "lifetime of the title" mean?

Does that mean "as long as it sells"?

4Sh0w1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Well its going to sell a sh*t ton so maybe Titanfall 2 will come to ps4??? Thats unfortunate news for ps4 because its a great new IP that will at least for the time that matters will stay exclusive to xbox consoles.

Although I think both should have some in house exclusives to sell their console Im not selfish so it would be cool to see Titanfall sequels on ps4 so everybody can enjoy it, however speaking from a business perspective it would be smart if Microsoft paid to lock up t he IP, like they did with Gears.

SITH1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Well, EA made sure that is the end of that discussion. What's next!?

soljah1637d ago

they are making a ton of cash off of it.
look who made the announcement the CFO OF EA thats chief financial officer. they announce this the day after comparison's between bf4 on ps4 and xb1. microsoft is panicking , a ton of money was exchanged to keep it exclusive.
notice this was not a decision announced by respawn

Septic1637d ago

Ooops...I said this was definitely coming out on PS4...I was wrong. :(

hutness1637d ago

The irony of what you just said. You actually described what it means to be an Xbox fanboy.

black0o1637d ago

TitanFall will nvr hit the ps4 but TitanFall GOTY edition may DO

MorePowerOfGreen1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

MSFT's console is designed from the ground up to be enhanced by cloud compute. Sony doesn't have the type of servers nor the infrastructure right now or possibly ever.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1637d ago

Dont care can get it on PC if its any good i dont need an xbone to play it and i wouldnt have played it on PS4 anyway.

Computersaysno1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Ahhh after all this fuss over this one game. Imagine if it turned out it wasn't all that great anyway.

What if it turned out to be the 'Too Human' of Microsoft exclusives.

I hope it doesn't honestly I want it to be great I want a fun new IP but seeing the frenzy over this game watching it fall flat would also be kinda amusing you have to admit.

I find it really weird it seems and appears to have all this hype here but it's Pre orders look really weak. I don't know maybe there are a lot of people still on the fence about it or maybe it doesn't have a big enough profile even still.

We take it for granted everyone knows about the game cos we visit games sites like this but the low Pre orders suggest it isn't as well known as I imagined at this point

Paytaa1637d ago

Mass Effect also was Microsoft's IP until they sold Bioware and their assets to EA. Not a similar situation at all.

KillrateOmega1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

@SuperLupe & P0werVR

The second that you start trying to argue the comparative stupidity of two groups of fanboys, you know that you're just as low as them.

On topic:
I really don't care if I miss out on playing this game. I already have more than enough FPSes to quench that particular thirst:
1) Battlefield 4
2) Destiny
3) Killzone: Shadow Fall
4) Call of Duty: Ghosts

So, yeah. I can live without CoD with mechs and wall-running. If you disagree with my view on the game, then please, tell me what makes it so special.

Gamer6661637d ago

EA cannot lie to investors especially on a quarterly conference call. If they say it is staying exclusive, it will stay exclusive.

If they lie on a quarterly conference call they can have they can be sued.

Outside_ofthe_Box1637d ago

I'm very surprised this ended up being exclusive. MS made a good move here. Titanfall looks promising. Looks like they don't have the entire franchise on lock though, that would have been an even bigger move.

BattleAxe1637d ago

Well I'll continue to have hope that it will release on Steam then...

MynextGen1637d ago

Keep dreaming never you keep knack

AngelicIceDiamond1637d ago

@Phear You can still play it on PC.

But I think the premier way to play this beast is on X1 though.

FamilyGuy1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

One of the devs literally said that they only recent found out and that EA made a deal with MS. If the game sells and reviews good enough MS might set up another deal to keep any franchise exclusive as well.
The reason why the devs had been so elusive up till this point was because it was only a timed exclusive till EA and MS made this deal recently.

It's still coming to 360 and it's still coming to PC but a PS4 version would have to be some TitanFall Sigma -like situation.

I'm good with Infamous SS, DriveClub and Killzone though. TitanFall still looks fun but I lost a lot of interest in TitanFalls CoD/current gen look after seeing so many other great looking games that are also fun looking on top of their looks. If they overhaul/upgrade the graphics I might be jealous though.

ShadowNextGen1637d ago

The only reason Mass Effect came to PS3 is because EA bought Bioware and that changed the deal that Bioware and Microsoft had. EA already owns Respawn so that won't be happening this time.

warczar1637d ago

guess what, It's a goddamn online only game which means there is really no story line to speak of so a year from now when Titanfall 2 comes out on PS4 we'll all be on the same level story wise. There would really be no reason to get Titanfall 1 at that point. Don't get me wrong this is a big win for microsoft but it's still not a big enough reason for a microsoft hater like myself to buy an xbone.

abzdine1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Mass Effect

i have nothing to add

abzdine1637d ago

even if it's not coming to PS4 or PS3, i think it's cool each console has its own exclusive games that make it more attractive and worth the investment.
Let's just hope this game turns out to be good and not just creating hype for nothing.
You dont own an xbox, go play it on PC if you're interested. I'm sure it's gonna run at more than 720p on PC :P

FlunkinMonkey1637d ago

Typical MS really.. Instead of investing in 1st party studio's and avoiding any obstacles with release on other systems, they just buy the rights to deny it to another console..

I'm honestly not bothered, it looks fun, but i would personally take killzone and Planetside 2 over this in a flash, let alone together.

VENOMACR12271637d ago

Finally! The X1 has a real exclusive. I know "its on PC and 360" its still exclusive to Microsoft. What game right now makes you want an X1? Ryse? Nope. Forza? Maybe. KI? Nope. So it's good that they finally have a game that can hopefully take over for Halo and Gears which are becoming stale.

Zack_attack1637d ago

@hutness wow, you are truly original. You pretty much just pulled a, "I know you are but what am I". I swear some people on here are 9yrs old lol

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abc12331637d ago

Or the PC version. Won't be amazing but my laptop should be able to run it whilst hooking it up to the tv.

AlexanderNevermind1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

Yup....seems MS needed some positive news after the whole COD/BF4 drama. If its good then I will get it on PC. I've said it all along. No worries on my end.

@Sayai Jin

Yeah I've never said the X1 version is bad, honestly its not that far behind....I'm just insinuating that this news being released today was no accident. MS needed a bold move to keep some of the folk on the edge from jumping to the other side.

Again I've been gaming on PC for the last 5 yrs and if I want titan fall then I will get it there. Honestly I've been down the jet pack and overpowered Mechs with Killzone 3. Really this news does not bother me in the least.

Sayai jin1637d ago

@AlexanderNevermind - The graphics on BF4 on the PS4 are better. Many critics are saying this. That's great news for PS4 owners, but that does not mean the XB1 version is bad. It still looked great. I doubt anyone will be playing BF4 thinking aaah let me count the pixels or I remember the graphics comparison...maybe some fanboys might, but not the cores.

To your comment...This was not MS that mentioned this being exclusive this time, it was directly from EA. So what does this have to do with MS.

With that, PS4 gamers can buy an XB1 or play Titan Fall on a PC if they have one...or maybe this...some of them might not care about the about the game.

AlexanderNevermind1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

@Sayai Jin

Also Destiny is due to be released the same time...So I'm sure PS4 owners will have plenty to keep us busy. Just no Titan Fall.

Back to the point that this was a recent move by MS/EA see link below; the Dev says as much...or you honestly think the dev would not know that their game was a platform exclusive......

MRMagoo1231637d ago

I might have cared about the game if it wasnt multiplayer online only, but like i have said in a diff thread, if i do get a hankering for this game ill get it on pc i guess but i dont see me wanting it anytime really.

sobotz1637d ago

Pretty much every game is better on PC

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StraightPath1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

this will sadden a lot of PS4 gamers. Titanfall is lighting up next gen and the hype is immense. This could be the next big thing in gaming and damn does the game look good. This is a killer app for Xbox One. Next gen all I hear is about Titanfall. It won pretty much all awards from E3 and other gaming shows and public reception seems Titanfall most exciting game for next gen. People who do not have a Xbox One, Xbox 360 or gaming PC will sorely miss out.

BigShotSmoov0071637d ago

It won't sadden them at all. What it will do is turn there venom towards EA and Titanfall now. All of a sudden you'll here it's only 720p, it's not better than Killzone, blah blah blah. I can see it coming already.

darx1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )


Don't forget boycott EA games and the standard petition or else.

DialgaMarine1637d ago

Honestly, if you read in between the lines of this statement, a potential sequel could easily come to PS4, as well as the original. It really doesn't matter to me, personally, either. Yeah yeah, Titanfall is next big thing since Jesus. We hear it all the time. At the end of the day, it's a generic looking shooter that's getting hyped because CoD fanboys are finally getting bored of CoD. As a PS4 owner, I'm perfectly satisfied with Killzone, from what I've seen.

imt5581637d ago

I don't care about Titanfall ( KZ : SF is here ), but remember, it's EA. Mass Effect was X360 exclusive.....

Mikeyy1637d ago

Who is going to be saddened by the loss of another COD clone? Seing the Battlefield videos today makes it even more apparent that most of us wont miss titanfall.

64 player warfare


6v6 spawnkilling because of tiny maps

Think about that, COD maps are soo freaking small, you can get spawnkilled on 12 player maps. That is a joke.

I just don't understand what is so exciting about COD with robots?

besides COD attempted vehicles in World at War and you all hated it, and complained about vehicles being OP for COD. fast forward to today, and that same exact concept is all the sudden Award winning?

7 vs 7 is what titanfall is rumored to be at. There is nothing ambitious about this game. Mech Warrior online has it beat in every way.

SuperLupe1637d ago

All hope is not lost man.

They can still start a petition like this one:

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Eddie201011637d ago

Seems like a strange explanation to me, for the lifetime of the game on Xbox 360, Xbox One And PC.

Seems like an explanation that leaves a window open.

Why didn't they say in plain English that the game will only be on the three mentioned platforms and will not be made for any other system ever, if it is truly not in consideration for PS4.

Xbots should not be surprised when it is announced for PS4 six months to a year from now.

Doesn't really matter to me one way or the other just pointing out the weird way that the announcement was phrazed.

-Alpha1637d ago

Super Ultra Titanfall: Total Remix PS4 Edition

BigShotSmoov0071637d ago

Doesn't seem strange at all. Titanfall will be an exclusive to the PC, 360 & XBO. Now Titanfall 2 probably might come to the PS4 or it could be a gears of war deal where they paid for a certain amount of games to be exclusive. Either way the first one will be exclusive, no hidden message in what he said.

Eddie201011637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )


You know that's exactly what they will do, just change the name a little and add extra content.

The Xbots Keep saying that Sony fanboys can't except the information.

BUT, the Xbots can't except the past of Xbox 360 where 90% of its exclusives made it to the PS3.

MysticStrummer1637d ago

It wouldn't surprise me to see a Titanfall trilogy on PS4 eventually, but maybe not.


Either way, well played MS for deflecting attention from the BF4 comparisons.

MRMagoo1231637d ago

I really cant imagine it will have a sequel, its online multiplayer only i have a feeling it wont be that big because of that alone, i may be wrong but i dont really care much either way, if it turns out to be amazing i can get it on pc or get a 360 for $20 and it will run at the same rez like bf4