Only First Titanfall Title to Be Xbox/PC Exclusive, Respawn Will Work on PS4, Zampella Confirms

The news that Titanfall will be an Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC exclusive for the whole lifetime of the title surprised many, but for those that want to see the developer work on PS4 there’s still hope, as Co-Founder Vince Zampella just confirmed, also mentioning that the developer learned just recently that Titanfall exclusivity wasn't temporary.

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-Alpha1487d ago

So, pretty much confirms:

-Deal to make it exclusive forever was very recent
-Titanfall 2 coming to PS4... unless MS throws even more money

Lalanana1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Too bad ps4 owners will never get to experience this game..such a shame.. if next titanfall is confirm for ps4 that's cool. only titanfall would have sold millions of consoles for MS already though. It'll be like what gta is to the ps3. but titanfall to the xbox one.

Millions of consoles.. like halo did for the xbox

The game comes to pc and xbox 360 but those are the lower end. Even the dev confirmed that

CGI-Quality1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

It's a shame that people won't get to experience a game that A. you've yet to play and B. is also on other devices that they may have? OK.

OT: With deals like these, a TitanFall 2 may be the case now for PS4, but if it does well enough on MS devices, they may opt to stay exclusive with them.

akhmenhawk171487d ago

'millions of consoles'??
Give me some that green you're smoking.

HebrewHammer1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I'm buying a PS4, not an Xbox One.

And yet, I'll still be able to play TitanFall.

How? ON PC!

And guess what - it won't be 720p on PC lol

-Alpha1487d ago

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

SuperLupe1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Every game that came out on the Xbox first did what it was intended to do: push the 360.

The time "insert game here" came to PS3 nobody cared and it had no impact whatsoever on the 360.

Same thing here. Titan Fall in this gens first system seller and MS will be getting the benefits.

Also, why is nobody begging for Planetside, Warframe and whatever PC/PS4 game and only ??

Destrania1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Good thing I have a decent enough PC to run Titanfall in a higher resolution than 720p like on the Xbone, except for that fact that I don't want to. I'd rather not play a CoD clone with mechs, gave up on that franchise a long, long time ago. Too bad Xbots won't get to experience the legions of the most incredible games to ever release that are only on Playstation. Derp. I hate moronic and foolish people.

gaffyh1487d ago

I wonder how much money they handed over for this, it must be in the region of GTA exclusive DLC, perhaps even more. Money down the drain if that is the case because its not fully exclusive so is not guaranteed to shift consoles, so they will make royalties on it, but that's not really the point early in a console life cycle.

OrangePowerz1487d ago

You do know that the game comes to 360 and PC right?

TheOtherVitaOwner1487d ago

Think I'll just get this for my pc, cheaper that way.

B-radical1487d ago

For all the playstation fans saying they will get it on PC Microsoft still welcomes your money as do EA

Man I hate company greed

LEOPARD10301487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Titanfall is amazing, but isn't the only FPS for the next year, PS4 has Destiny and the new of Santa Monica Studios.......


Titanfall in XO is only 720 and in PC 1080.

Eonjay1487d ago

Its a little early to be comparing Titanfall to GTA... gotta crawl before you walk.

GiggMan1487d ago

I think you need to at least have a look at the Xbox One version before you go to tooting your horn.

As far as we know it may not be that much of an improvement over the 360 version. Chances are I can play the same game on my 360 with the same resolution and gameplay (720p according to rumors) without having to spend $500 on an X1 and wait for Titan Fall 2 on PS4...

Omegasyde1487d ago

3rd party exclusivity makes no sense in the beginning of a console launch.

Unless there is a @%#@%@ load of money involved. We all know MS has a big checkbook.

PSjesus1487d ago

PC u ignorant every one have it,mass effect played it on PC with superior graphics when it was 360 only

SIX1487d ago

My initial thought was that this is a good move by MS, but the more I think of it. The more I feel it won't be a big deal. Most new computers that sell for $500 will be able to run this game at 720p. Coupled this with the fact that the DS4 will work with all computers I'm thinking almost everyone will be able to enjoy this game regardless.

G20WLY1487d ago

^SuperLupe, XBone's potential customers have 360s. There are 70+ million 360's out there, why would they spend $500 on another console to play a game they can play on their existing one?

A: They wouldn't.

Meanwhile, the real next gen Titanfall (the sequel, i.e. not cross-gen and so limited in mechanics and AI) will likely be on PS4 as well.

Also, why would XBoners beg for Planetside when it's Sony's game? As much chance of getting Uncharted lol

Xsilver1487d ago

people talking about titanfall and im like who gives a crap walking dead season two was just announced.

ZBlacktt1487d ago

Yeah, then like always. When Naughty Dog shows of Uncharted 4 on the PS4. It's game over set match. The console that wins Game of the year exclusives thus far is Sony.

Rainstorm811487d ago

Didnt you know XBoxers think Xbox systems have the best/most exclusives..... ignorance is bliss I guess

Did u just compare Free to Play games to 60 $ retail game? Getting desperate

Harkins17211487d ago

I have a PS4 pre-ordered and ill be able to experience Titan fall....on my PC with a Dualshock 4. Bitchin!

NeloAnjelo1487d ago

Too bad Xbone owners won't be able to experience Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Sony Bend, Guerilla... Should I go on?

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

ProjectVulcan1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

If the Xbox One version of Titanfall is better than the PC version on a half decent PC-

I'll eat my tin hat, white cat, black rat, fungus gnat, wombat, Gujurat, Anwar Sadat, David Platt and my Girlfriend's.....spaghetti .

Her spaghetti is awful.

-Foxtrot1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

You know what I find hilarious about this...remember Mass Effect, an Xbox exclusive at the time and after the sequel PS3 owners got the first one eventually.

So what's going to happen once Titan Fall 2 comes out...have a guess

It's pretty obvious EA cooked up this deal with MS before the Xbox Ones reveal. I bet they will kick themselfs if the PS4 ends up selling more units then the Xbox One.

P0werVR1487d ago

Yes sir, and even if part 2 release on PS4 more sells on Xbox One anyways. Better played with Azure.

jb2271487d ago

It's still a bit early to say that Titanfall will be such a huge hit and sell so many millions. The hardcore multiplayer contingent will be sure bets, and it will more than likely sell a lot of lifetime units, but look at other new ips. The original Mass Effect wasn't anywhere near as big as the other two that I know of, and that's a sure trend, new ips rarely ever put up the numbers of their sequels. Plus this game has no true single player component, so it's focus is even more narrow. Sure it's a big hit with the more hardcore players and the game journalist, but it has to get the casual crowd to put up those kinds of numbers, and at this point it doesn't have it. Say what you will about it being developed by the same creators of one of the biggest franchises ever, but casuals don't care about that, they care about military shooters and Titanfall is a bit different from that. Microsoft will more than likely market the living hell out of the game, and if they can get those casuals to play then it will be a big hit, but it won't be as big as it's inevitable sequel. I personally couldn't care less about the game, it looks fun for what it is, but I'm not a multiplayer gamer, without a single player component it's never really interested me in the least. Hopefully it turns out great for those that like that kind of thing though

johndoe112111487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Rest of the world: "EA, you're sleeping with microsoft."

EA: "That's not true", turns around and kisses balmer good night.

Rest of the world:"EA, You're obviously favoring microsoft."

EA:"We're not favoring anyone, we deal with both companies equally", gives albert penello his lunch bag and hugs him goodbye as he gets on the bus.

Rest of the world: "EA, Then explain to us about the fifa free giveaway and the recent titanfall exclusivity that not even the developers knew about".

EA: "It has nothing to do with favoritism, we are working on deals with sony as we speak and will be forming great opportunities in the future", comment made while giving birth to theirs and balmers second child who they name Herb.

XboxFun1487d ago

I just love the sony fanboy excuses...

"This game is crap"
All of a sudden the downplay of a game that has raving reviews is now crap and no one is excited about it. It went from; it will come to PS4 to who cares, that quick.

"I'll play it on PC"
Magically everyone has a gaming PC! They can't wait to play Warframe, Planetside 2, DCU for PS4, but strangely won't play them now for their high end PC' odd. Why is that?

"I'll wait for part 2"
Now the argument will be to wait three or four more years for the genre to become multiplat. Awesome.

In all seriousness, why are so many of you bitter about this news? Did you seriously not want it to be a Xbox One exclusive?

grimmweisse1487d ago

You mean like Mass Effect 1! Oh wait...regardless of being an exclusive at that time and for a long to Microsoft's platform, it didn't stop PS3 enjoying the 2nd and 3rd and eventually getting to experience the 1st.

So, it doesn't matter if the first Titanfall will be exclusive, if or when the second is released and across various platforms, then there is nothing stopping ps4 fans enjoying it just as much as Xbox or PC fans, regardless if millions of Xbox One consoles had been sold.

Xsilver1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

@XBOXFuN lmao like xbox fans when they heard Deep down was a exclusive:3 but here's the thing i can play titanfall on a 360 or my PC that's a fact :/

4Sh0w1487d ago

Well if Titanfall 2 comes to ps4 great, I never understand the war from a gamers perspective because I still get to enjoy it on my X1. Yeah I understand why micro made the deal because they saw all the hype and smartly locked it up to keep it exclusive. EA is greedy and has the "bird in the hand is worth more than the bird in the bush" mentality.

MizTv1487d ago

I'm going to play it on pc
No XBone needed

WeskerChildReborned1487d ago

I could wait for Titanfall 2. It's not like there won't be any great titles for PS4 till then.

Jaqen_Hghar1487d ago

Infamous has more preorders and it's coming out about the same time.

AliTheSnake11487d ago

I never really did care about it anyway.
Map,weapons and characters look really stale.
Maybe I'll try it on PC, if there was a demo.

KnAzEtHiX1487d ago

My heard hurts..... (referring to reading your comment)

serratos271487d ago

Not necessarily. Those PS4 owners who really want to play the game will opt to get it for PC and play it using their DS4. Course that doesn't include everyone, but to say that PS4 owners will NEVER get to experience Titanfall is false.

MysticStrummer1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

"It'll be like what gta is to the ps3."

I'm not even sure what you mean by this. Did you mean PS2?

Titanfall will be a good game, possibly great, but it won't have nearly the same impact on the industry as GTA3 did when it appeared on PS2 and it won't sell nearly as much as GTA5.

As others have said, the timing of this announcement is no coincidence. It's damage control to counter the BF4 comparisons. It's probably very effective damage control too, since TF is such an anticipated game. It doesn't make me want an XB1, but I'm sure it will make at least some people buy an XB1 that might not have. It won't effect launch numbers much though, if at all.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1487d ago

PC the lower end? your a muppet.

ABizzel11487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I must say it's a sad day for Xbox fanboys, you guys are trying your best to hold on to any kind of.......I don't know what you're holding on and hoping for, but it's not coming.

That goes for PS fanboys as well. The PS4 has proven it's the more powerful system, and if you listened to myself and others you knew that long ago, but obviously you just wanted visual confirmation. You have it now let it go, and move on.

The XBO is a solid console, the PS4 is a better console hardware-wise and pricing wise. Get what you console you want to play online and whose exclusives you enjoy the most, and end it there.

The fighting should end now, and let's game. Drop the ban hammer on these fanboys from both sides.


On a side note, there is no winning here, as going exclusive was not something Respawn wanted at all. The deal was all M$ and EA. Obviously M$ felt the sting going into the next gen as well as the pre-order numbers, and so they paid more to make Titanfall a 1 game exclusive.

On Vince Zampella's twitter, he tweets with someone:

Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently =(

@VinceZampella Not to read into something. But I have a feeling your not 100% happy with this deal. Not to say Microsoft or EA hurt you...

@VinceZampella my point being is that I think you feel with this deal the longevity of TianFall 2 3 how ever many you make gets hurt on PS 4

@HideousGamer No plans for anything past 1 yet, but I like the way you think =D

Now some may take that as him talking about TitanFall 2 and 3, but the fact of the matter is that what William said is true. By not being on the PS4 along with the XBO, means that gamers are going to consider TitanFall as an XB game, and when it comes time to sell on the PS it's not going to do well as the XBO version, because gamers had no chance to play the original game on their console (which was the case for many games this gen). Unless the PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the XBO by the rumored 2:1 ratio then this games PS sales are going to suffer.

EA has to be wondering if this was a good decision, but I guess M$ paid them at least $180 million (expect at least 2 million in sales $120, and paid another $60 million to stop potential PlayStation sales) for exclusivity, but is it worth missing out on another possible 2 million on the PS4. M$ is said to have spent $1 billion dollars on games for the XBO. This is a dangerous and stupid game they're playing. Yes it may help you console early on, but what happens when publishers begin to EXPECT this type of behavior, and they start coming to the consoles with deals up front for fear of getting an inferior version. It's time for M$ to go, and focus on software and services for the industry.

Johnsonparts231487d ago

You sir, are a tool. The PC version will be best obviously. You do know ever peice of footage and gameplay that's been released so far is on pc right? It's all PC architecture now so the consoles are ports, in a way. Anyway, your not very smart.

Ritsujun1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Lalanana, did you count how many times you've got Xbone180'd by Microsofie, so far?

Twinblade1487d ago

Ps4 owners like myself would just play it on PC.

donman11487d ago

It a new unproven franchise. How about you wait and see how well it does first.

tubers1487d ago

Clarification: ONLY PS4 owners.

mkis0071487d ago

Don't be so sure that just because Titanfall 1 is a xbox exclusive that its sequels, if released on ps4, will only sell on xbox1. Case in point: Call of Duty Ghosts is now preordering better on ps4 than xbox1.

But my point is just 1 point to be made. All this crap is just spin.

MarkusMcNugen1486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )


You do all realize that having it on PC and the X1 is a win-win for Microsoft right? You have to use their OS to play it on PC. Why would a company that primarily makes it's profit from the PC market not release a great title on both platforms to make both products more attractive?

Seriously guys, use your brain. If a Sony fanboys play Titanfall on their PC, Microsoft still wins.

I hope all three of the big console companies the best with their products, but its just stupid to think Microsoft wouldnt release a game on their PC product to potentially attract more customers to their PC OS.

I didnt realize Amazon was the only place to pre-order games. Damn, what happened to Best Buy, Gamestop, and every other offline and online store. They must be pissed that they arent allowed to offer pre-orders for games.

dcj05241486d ago

So basically it'll sell just as well. Like GTA. Sounds like a deal to me.

ChrisW1486d ago

Sure people can play TitanFall on the PC at 1080... but can their graphics card handle it at its fullest?!?

Many of the people above who are boasting about not needing an XboxOne probably can't play it on a graphical par on their PC. Thus, your comments are questionable.

RyuCloudStrife1486d ago

Lalana how are you comparing Titanfall to GTA:V? Titanfall hasn't even seen the light of day, an UNPROVEN franchise, looks like a 360 game, and its a FPS.

Please tell me how Titandump compares to GTA:V? And no it is not a shame that I will not experience this game because it's generic and a gimmick next-gen hype type of game, with CURRENT GEN graphics.

Wizziokid1486d ago

I'm a ps4 gamer, not getting an X1 until they cut the price or make a Kinect-less bundle, but if I want to play it my PC is more than capable. And I can use DS4 with it on PC which is another win.

If I want to play it.

MorePowerOfGreen1486d ago

Bu Bu Bu CBOAT said Titanfall will come to PS4 says Neogaf

Ps4Console1486d ago

I have to buy a Xbox One then so be it this game looks awesome .

DragonKnight1486d ago

Didn't Xbox fanboys said PS owners would never get to experience ME1?

PrinterMan1486d ago

Too bad ps4 owners will never get to experience this game ??? Ummm, are we positive this game is worthy of your admiration seeing as it is not even released yet? Triple A and no one has played it yet. Wow! Besides, some of us PS3(4) owners do (will) have PC's. :)

OCEANGROWNKUSH1486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )

I think you are grossly overestimating the impact this game will have on console sales. The best looking version will be on PC without a doubt so really its not even a true exclusive.

ZombieKiller1486d ago

Good thing for me I am a fanboy that has money. Guess i'll be buying an xbox now :/

Whatever. I'll wait for a price drop and the game to release....then I'll consider. I can't bring myself to buy that thing though (xbox one). I have a 360 and it collects dust. Gears got old for me, COD is stale, and the same every time. Plus on PS3 if I wanted it again for some dumb reason. Then MS capitolizes on EVERYTHING. Paying $50 a year to get advertised to and shafted at every turn with nothing free until they're forced to do it. Then Major Nelson. Ugh... the whole xbox "culture" needs to go away. They thumb their nose stating they're the best. No. They're the most expensive without reason. You get what you pay for doesn't apply because they are LITERALLY selling thin air with that $50 a year for just XBL.

@Lalanana: Do know what you are talking about? Because GTA didn't make PS3 a system seller. PS3 made PS3 a system seller with all of it's exclusives and alot of other things. GTA is on xbox too.

Speaking of GTA, does anyone think of that commercial in GTA V about the cloud when everyone mentions xbox one's cloud? I keep imagining these uneducated idiots like "It has the cloud though, we're all on the cloud!" yet have absolutely NO IDEA what the cloud is....

steve30x1486d ago

I'll own a PS4 but I will play this game on PC. Just because a person owns a PS4 doesn't mean that they don't own an Xbox One , Xbox360 or PC.

SilentNegotiator1486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )

I can only play Dead Rising 4 and Titanfall 2 with all of their inevitable improvements?


Just another repeat of the 7th gen, I'm sure. Microsoft buys a couple of exclusives that don't reach beyond game 1 and then we get to play all of the improved sequels. Makes it a pretty easy decision for me; skip Xbox, buy PS (like I wish I had done this gen).

titletownrelo1486d ago

"The game comes to pc and xbox 360 but those are the lower end."

BAHAHAHAHA! Because obviously 720p>1080p!!!! XD

CenturyDemolitons1480d ago (Edited 1480d ago )

So im geussing that no one is gonna remember that the steam os willhave its own console. Who needs A new comp ill just try out the new console..wich can play my pc games i already own on steam... Win win for me. I probally should add that even though steam will make their own os i have not seen a date for the Realese of it. Also i expect it to bea few more months after the os realeases before the console dose. But still thats my opinion, who knows maby Titanfall2 will already be out by the time the console is made. I dont know this is just my opinion.

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colonel1791487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I guess money real speaks very loudly since third party developers always talk about no more exclusivity deals... until there is money on front. Must of third party developers refuse to put exclusive games (not content) on PlayStation, but they are totally great at putting exclusive games on Xbox. Even EA is doing it now with Titan Fall and Sunset Overdrive.

In short, this is prime example showing how Publishers only want money, and not quality anymore. They don't care anymore about having a great game, they only care how much noney they will make from it. They don't make a new IP to stablish a franchise and recognition over time. They have to have a great calculated profit before they even begin thinking about doing something new and different. And obviously, if there is someone that can give them millions before hand, they won't care, and become their intellectual slaves.

-Alpha1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I don't see how this proves Titanfall isn't a quality game.

Respawn have been working on this game for quite a while. Like most devs, I assume they build a product with the intention of making it a quality title.

If publishers want to work out exclusivity deals, that their business. That doesn't reflect on the quality of the developer's efforts.

As far as I understand, EA is simply publishing, while the developers are exercising good freedom with the direction/vision of what they want the game to be.

Omegasyde1487d ago

What this shows is that EA was full of [email protected]%@% saying they are console agnostic.


I Look forward to Battlefield 4, but after that I am buying all used games if I have to buy a EA game from now. I just pray that the NFL license agreement expires soon.

come_bom1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

What about Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down or the just released Beyond two souls for the PS3 from Quantic Dream ... and Quantic Dream's new game for the PS4.

What about Bayonetta 2 and ZombiU for the WiiU.

Sony and Nintendo also pay for and have various 3rd party exclusives.
Stop being so blind!

mhunterjr1487d ago

man, get real. How many great franchises got their wings as Sony Exclusives before going multiplat?

GTA, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider, just to name a few.,,

There's nothing wrong with starting out on one console. If anything, it allows the developer to focus. And doing so doesn't hamper innovation at all.

Are you going to complain that Deep Down isn't a multiplatform game? probably not...