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Microsoft Not Letting Gamers Pre-Load Titanfall After All

Despite previous information to the contrary, Microsoft has provided a statement denying users' ability to pre-purchase and pre-load Titanfall.

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TomShoe861d ago

$0 Trade in value is a deal-breaker.

Give me discs or give me death

brich233861d ago

If you buy digital, you and one other person will be able to play the same game at the same time on the xbox one through xbox one game sharing. So there is value in digital games. Right now me and a friend play BF4 and have premium and only I bought it, and he lives 100 miles away.

SmielmaN861d ago

Agreed. Unless the game is $15 or under. Then that's rental price to me.

BakPAin861d ago

Or you can give gamers options.

n4rc861d ago

We have options..

So far I've bought ryse, bf4, forza, dr3, powerstar golf and rayman.. Only the first two on disk..

Its two fold for.me.. One I hate GameStop and how much they rip people off, so many games I'm done playing sit there because better I own them then gs screw me.. Selling on eBay or whatever is too much hassle for the money.

But I truly love diskless play.. Everything is always ready to play and buying games has never been easier.. Find the game, watch a few upload videos and two clicks and my visa gets billed and my games starts downloading.. I downloaded rayman last night in the time it took me to have a shower and grab a bite to eat..

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FamilyGuy861d ago

Wow, MS just won't let up with the 180s.
WTF

I saw the pre-load titanfall article just moments ago and thought: "Oh that's pretty cool, no waiting for a long download on release day." Was like a sign of things to come as pre-loading your digital pre-orders should be a standard already for all games/consoles/services.

And just like that they snatched it away.

Must be because of some bug though, letting people get around the time stamp and play early or something. Would've been cool for such a highly anticipated title though.
Physical media: 1
Digital media: 0

Nero1314861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Pre load ? What does that mean

Baccra17861d ago

Seriously what does it mean?

Godmars290861d ago

You give them your money, they let you play the game you bought when they feel like it.

They may have the excuse that you have to play the game on their servers, but there you are.

Once upon a time you could play games on your own servers.

UnHoly_One861d ago

Buy the game and download it early.

So when the game releases, you can start playing immediately, instead of waiting for the game to download.

(Obviously this doesn't affect anyone buying a disc copy of the game)

ShwankyShpanky861d ago

Factor in the load times for a physical copy, and a digital buyer could be playing faster than a physical buyer that had the disc delivered to their door at midnight on launch.

KnightRobby861d ago

It would mean you would be able to download the game the weekend before it releases. For example, download it on Saturday (which can take an hour or maybe 2 depending on your connection speed). Then, you can activate it on release day.

That means on release day you won't be spending your first day downloading it. Instead, you can just activate it.

BakPAin861d ago

Thats a neat feature, good for those that like digital ddl.

aiBreeze861d ago

Not sure if serious but it means you get to download the game before release so that at midnight on the day of launch, you're good to play immediately.

memots861d ago

are they actually thinking of doing a midnight launch ?? This is not Halo ... wtf

lets_go_gunners861d ago

It means buying a game pre launch and downloading it to your system earlier than the street date. If you ever use steam it's something common.

JsonHenry861d ago

Welcome to Steam circa 2004.

Skate-AK861d ago

You download all the game data so you can play the second the servers are up. Instead of having to wait for the store to update and then downloading it.

adorie861d ago

is another term for pre-install. We doing it all the time on Steam, before release.

Install most of the game(like 99.9% of the game) and when the game is officially released, you are then prompted to d/l a file that validates the game for play. Calling to the servers or whatever, or a game will validate in the background while you run it on release day.

brich233861d ago

It lets you download the digital game completely the day before release date. And on release date you will download a small file and be playing at midnight.

shaenoide861d ago

preload means you can dowload 99.9% of a game a few days before the release. So you can play Day 1 because you only have to download the missing part.

It makes easier for servers to handle the load.

If the servers fail we will know for sure the 300K servers are total BS.

n4rc861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Editing since I swear all these answers weren't here when I started typing lol

Preloading does what its name implies. Its allows you to download the game you've preordered early and they simply unlock it at midnight..

It allows you to download before the rush and typically avoid needing to download a day one patch you'd typically see on a retail disk..

Its a killer feature that we'll see eventually.. The daily check in would have allowed all of this easily but just like external HDD support, it now needs a security workaround that takes time to figure out or piracy gets out of hand quick

And guy above me.. Azure is over 1m servers, xbl has access to 300k if needed

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UnHoly_One861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

WTH? I was looking forward to this. :(

Bolts-N-Rays1109861d ago

Well, the good news is that I now won't have to wait until 3am to play my predownloaded game. The bad news you still can't predownload games for XB1. They need to let us XB1 owners do this.

Finch861d ago

They will in due time. I was really hoping it started with this game though. Can't wait until every game is a midnight release.

Tobito86861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Ok my understanding is that they were going to allow you to pay for the game, allow you to downloaded and installed before March 11th. But I guess they changed their mind????

Edit: Late :) lol

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