Abbie Heppe Respawn community boss has indicated that Titanfall will launch without dedicated Australian servers.
I do feel for Australians they either have to use US or EU server with 100+ latency's in a lot of games.
Yeah that really sucks. If Azure is so widespread, why not utilise is?
No clue but it sucks for them, FPS at 100+ latency is barely playable if playable at all. Lets hope Respawn and EA fix this fast. Even in a mmo 100+ latency is not ideal.
I feel for Australians too. Its extremely hot there now but when it comes to games they get the worst of it year round. High game prices, the government is very hard on allowing Teen/Mature games from being localized and even than, the games take a long time to reach them. I'm sorry guys. :(
This game is slowly slipping into "wait until it's on sale" territory.
Australia gets shafted at every turn, nobody seems to host servers there. Maybe there are some legal complications, maybe cost, or maybe Australasia lacks the required infrastructure for a quality datacentre. EDIT: Just did a quick google, they have no datacentres in the region. Sydney and Melbourne datacentres "announced, coming soon".
Well, everything has to be modified to work upside down in the lower hemisphere. That, and they have to make the server cages kangaroo-proof, as they will otherwise kick the crap out of them. Imagine trying to call in a Titan when all of the sudden, some malicious marsupial pulverizes a tower of servers. Connection down. It's a disaster waiting to happen. So they decided that for the time being, it's just a safer option to run on servers in geographic locales which don't require such special considerations and titanium reinforcement. It'll take some time. I'm obviously an expert in all things Australia. In case you couldn't tell.
I'm Australian (-_-) dang it. and plan to get TitanFall..hope it runs ok
100+? nice things you have there the normal for me is 200+ for almost everything in best case scenario i will reach 150+ sooooo singelplayer ftw
Yes it sounds bad but the source Abbie Heppe doesn't really seem to have all the facts herself at this point. For example she says that their are no dedicated servers but Azure can't be too far away can it? The servers are owned by Microsoft so if there is enough interest, I'm sure Microsoft can use one of their local servers for gameplay. Its important to remember that as a cloud provider, Microsoft has more business than just gaming. They will provider servers based on local traffic needs in the area.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Oceania has 2 datacentres listed as "Announced, coming soon". That also means the same thing will apply to almost every multiplayer game on the platform until those 2 are ready. I imagine it'd be quite easy to find those announcements for details, but I don't live there and I'm a lazy so I can't be bothered :)
Haha dats nothing when u are playing from India :D
Teh power of the CLoud is already gone ?!?!?!
So much for "300,000 servers"! I say the power of the cloudz s/
Australia gets the dick a lot when it comes to video games. Sucks for the people down under.
I agree but then again they deserve it as they get most of the good weather and here in the UK we get rained on all the time so I think that evens things out lol.
Maybe the game should just get delayed to make up for you not being able to play cricket. I'm kidding, I'm kidding, it's good natured. It's just been a while since we could say that. ;)
@Whatwhatwhat The way I see it if even you don't find your own jokes funny they probably aren't worth telling to other people :) Edit for the people below I can't reply to: The PC version uses the same Azure servers. There has been no suggestion that it is possible to host games any other way, so this applies to the PC version as well. At least until the 2 Oceania datacentres are good to go. Oh and until those datacentres are ready you can expect the same deal for almost every game on the platform, not just Titanfall.
Sorry people who were offended by the lol at the end of my comment. I have found that if I put ;) people dont see it as a joke so that's why I put lol. Jeez cant get a break on this site. @Bathyj I have to give you that one and there really is no come back England were rubbish in the Ashes but its all good. I have family over there any get stick from them about the weather and cricket a lot, (Well not a lot over the past few years about the Cricket) but over the last few weeks.
Thats sucks. :(
Yeah and I thought I read austrailia was Xbox One's highest selling territory a little bit ago.
pathetic microsoft, pathetic
ohh you guys didn't know? those 300k severs are only for the US.
Well, half of that 300K are for our imaginations. Wanna use your XB1 to the utmost? Keep your head in the clouds.
Well for Aussies then it'll mean PC > Xbox assuming you cant rent your own servers.
Well I just play on the PC servers that are hosted/rented
I'm surprised that the game isn't banned yet.
Well that sucks for the people that were going to buy this. After this news, even if this was coming to the PS4 I wouldn't be buying it.
When youre a business you have to do what is cost effective. Btw I dont think aussies will get 100 ping to american servers its probably like 150 200 ping. But ass long as those pings are consistent its not much of a big deal. I purposely play on euro and asian servers in cs and bf and still kick ass until I get kicked.
Hmm another reason to own xboxlive right guys?
Sheesh, this sucks. Are there any data centers for rent in Australia at all? If so, MS/EA should take advantage until the Sydney and Melbourne centers are complete. I feel bad for the Aussies... Always getting the short end of the stick.
Sucks to be an Australian gamer as of late and past predicaments.
Aw, Crikey! Ain't this a frog in a sock!
Meh, as an Aussie I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with this situation. Microsoft needs to have pressure applied here to get their servers sorted.
A little game named warhawk always had a few Aussie servers. Hopefully Sony look after us . I couldn't give a stuff what ms are doing.
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