5 Reasons Why Titanfall Could Fail (And 5 Reasons Why It Won’t)

WGTC writes: Titanfall, it’s probably fair to say, is now a very anticipated title. Last year, at game expos around the world, it was easily one of the most queued-for exhibits on the show floors. I know this for a fact, because I was one of those people. But curiously, the second I’d finished playing it, I immediately queued again.

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dedicatedtogamers1284d ago

I have 5 reasons:

- Brink
- Section 8
- Homefront
- Shadowrun

What do they have in common? They're all console shooters that put exclusive emphasis on multiplayer while providing little/no single-player. And they all failed.

I think this game will sell a surprising amount on PC and 360, but it's not going to be a game-changer for X1 like people hope.

m0lt0n1284d ago

I'll have to respectfully disagree with your last point. Pretty much every person i know that owns an X1 is super excited for this game. I think people will be surprised how many copies this sells on X1.

otherZinc1284d ago


I'm going to respectfully disagree with you...

I'm not going to be surprised at all with the sales of TitanFall on the XBOX ONE:

My prediction TitanFall will sell 2 million units 1st week.
That's the XBOX ONE only.

UnHoly_One1284d ago

The problem with those games wasn't that they were multiplayer only. The problem was that they sucked.

If a multiplayer game is GOOD, it won't matter.

How many people buy CoD for the campaign? I'm willing to bet not very many.

I have a group of friends I play CoD with one night a week or so, we buy it every year.

None of us have played the campaign in years, and we all regularly comment that the game would be better if they just drop the campaign and focus on multiplayer.

otherZinc1284d ago (Edited 1284d ago )


I agreed with you. However, I play the single player shooters: beaten all the COD games, Gears games on Insane mode, Halo games on Legendary, Killzone games, Resistance, Rainbow6 & Ghost Recon games, all single player campaigns.

I know there's a single player game in the multi of TitanFall. However, if TitanFall 2 doesn't have a full blown single player campaign, I'll be disappointed.

creatchee1284d ago


Counter-Strike is one of the most popular games in history, is multiplayer-only, and is still played today - over a decade after its original release.

Your point is invalid.

dedicatedtogamers1283d ago

And how much has Counter-Strike sold on consoles?

My point is valid.

creatchee1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Counter-Strike was the most played online game on the OG Xbox besides Halo 2 until the day Microsoft pulled the plug on LIVE.

Just. Stop.

Edit: It sold 1.5 million if you need an exact figure.

antz11041284d ago

LOL, I'd love to know your definition of "failed". Section 8 was terrible UNTIL they made it multiplayer focused with Prejudice. That is still a great game to play.

AngelicIceDiamond1284d ago (Edited 1284d ago )

@Dedicated How bout 5 reasons why it'll succeed?

I don't have 5 reasons why it'll fail. I only have 1 reason.

Internet required.

Still a decent number of people won't able to play this game and will be disappoint when they need a constant connection to run it.

EDIT: @Unholy Well I'm saying there's still a branch of people who don't have internet connections. Those people will look at the game in the stores knowing they can't play it.

UnHoly_One1284d ago

You think people are going to buy an online only multiplayer game without realizing they need internet?

ambientFLIER1282d ago

Warhawk/Starhawk were online-only and PS4 fans talk about them fondly.

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SolidDuck1284d ago

The only problem I can see maybe with titanfall is that I think this game more than other fps games.Is there is going to have a huge gap between players that are good and spend a lot of time with it, and the casual player who just gets owned over and over. I think this is one of the main reasons it has ai in it that u can kill. So that the player who just plays for fun on the weekends sometimes doesn't feel like there getting beat down every time they play. I'm interested to see how it works out.

The_devils_chum1282d ago

Hello fanboy alert in the title "it wont" of course it wont in the authors eyes because just denial is so strong in people that are being toolish. 6 vs 6 is already a huge fail, 720p is already a huge fail. Its too hyped up they should have came on the seen softly like cod modern warefare. Everyone been told what to expect and i truly don't think it can live up the hype no matter how good it is.