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Pach-Attack: Will Titanfall 2 Be Xbox Exclusive?

"Michael Pachter humors the thought of EA’s profit deal with Microsoft continuing onto sequels." (EA, Industry, Microsoft, PC, PS4, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Kingthrash360  +   153d ago
doubt it...if anything a mass effect type thing will happen.
ms needs this to be a x1 only exclusive. i dont think that would ever happen. the more popular the game gets the more a 3rd party dev is gunna want it on as many consoles as possible.. in fact if they want to beat cod in sales they NEED multiplat.
before the weirdos begin with the 'fanboy' this and that i could really care less if it is or not. i'm just speaking from a business perspective and all signs point to multiplat asap. respawn dont work for ea or ms and they have the most control over the game so i thing multi will come.
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RyuCloudStrife  +   153d ago
doubt it, but I really don't want 2 CoD's a year on PS4...
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admiralvic  +   153d ago
"but I really don't want 2 CoD's a year on PS4..."

Don't you mean 3, since isn't CoD and BF* pretty much that already?
JetsFool3500  +   153d ago
@admiral if you think cod & bf are the same you obviously dont play one of the 2
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TFJWM  +   153d ago
Why would you care? Just don't buy them...
diehllane  +   153d ago
@admiral,

BF doesn't come out yearly and it likely NEVER will.

I doubt Titanfall would end up as a yearly franchise either... I could see every other year though.
Dmagic  +   153d ago
@ryucloudstrife owwww look out everyone we got a cool ass here complaining about receiving games he doesnt play or buy anyways :/ .
badz149  +   152d ago
the answer to this question will be revealed once the game is released. if it's doing less than spectacular (honestly I doubt it will) and by that I mean, selling at about 5 mil or so, (I know 5 mil is a lot but considering the hype and the amount of money thrown by both MS and EA into it, 5 mil might not be enough), there is a fat chance even the 1st Titanfall won't stay exclusive.

but even with that, we wouldn't know because MS is now basically giving away the game to new XbOne owners! either you like Titanfall or not, getting it for free with a new XbOne is tempting if you have the slightest interest in the XbOne to begin with.

I honestly think that there is a catch in the deal between MS and EA over Titanfall exclusivity that there is a certain sales target needed to be achieve or the deal is off. it's the only logical explanation I can think of regarding the recent price cut and code giveaway for new owners. one doesn't simply give away a game touted as "system seller", "most anticipated game of 2014" and "biggest exclusive of 2014" if nothing is on the line!

as far as this exclusivity deal is concerned, I think it's a do or "forget it!" thing for MS.
Giul_Xainx  +   152d ago
Let me roll my 20....

Up... Natural 1.... looks like it won't be exclusive to the Xbox anymore.
mcstorm  +   152d ago
I think it will stay Xbox and pc only. One thing people forget is there around 80 million 360's out there and if Titan fall can become a hit on the 360 as well as do well on the Xbox one people will look to move from the 360 to Xbox one as titan fall 2 would be a Xbox one game not a 360 game.

This could work out well for both ea and Microsoft in the end abit like gears did for epic and Microsoft.
TomShoe  +   153d ago
I doubt it.

Keep in mind that EA made this deal back pre-E3, when it was assumed that Xbox was going to dominate the United States and this generation. This was also supposed to be a timed exclusive (Probably about 6 months, like PvZ: Garden Warfare).

After the E3 fallout, Microsoft hastily made a deal with EA for the lifetime, behind the back of Respawn. Zampella didn't seem too happy about that being done without his knowledge.

Because of how this gen has gone so far, I doubt EA is going to turn away from a larger install base, a greater chance of profits, and the potential to have an FPS title that can rival Call of Duty. For people that say Microsoft should just buy Respawn itself or the IP, Zampella is already rich himself, and one of the reasons he left Activision is because he didn't want to be bullied by another big-name publisher.

It could happen, but now that Titanfall is an established brand, I think that it's doubtful at best, especially since Sony isn't sitting on their hands either, rumors said that they're working on bringing it to PS as well.
_FantasmA_  +   153d ago
Titanfail's an established brand? Oh really. Its not even yet, its sold 0 copies, it hasn't been reviewed yet, it probably won't hold the attention of the M$ casuals once Destiny, The Division, Call of Duty, and other shooters come out.
xDHAV0K24x  +   153d ago
Microsoft wouldnt "bully" them the way Activision did. Titanfall wouldnt be a yearly release. That right there removes all the stress and bs.
BlackPrince 42  +   153d ago
@XDHAV0K24x

Huh?

Microsoft's relationship with it's internal devs is mixed to bad. Bungie left, Rare is in shambles. Black Tusk just got saddled with Gears instead of being allowed to work on its own project (so much for new IPs from Microsoft). 343i was just made to continue milking Halo. And who even knows what's going on with Lionhead.

If I'm Zampella I'd want to work with Sony, or Ubisoft, or 2K, one of those publishers that takes risks and isn't a afraid to lose money on a good idea.
Kayant  +   153d ago
The only way I see this happening is if the Xbox division can justify paying 300+ million to get it exclusive again because you have to remember TF is considered one of EA's new mega franchises in rotation with BF and star wars and if EA is thinking of getting COD money especially with Activision now having destiny that could be huge as well and is available on most platforms they would need the playstation userbase from PS4 and PS3 and with the PS4 currently leading also it's not going to be easy for MS.

I think what will happen in the end is a COD situation of DLC first to Xbox platforms.
morganfell  +   152d ago
"Microsoft wouldnt "bully" them the way Activision did."

Ahem. Why do you think Bungie wanted out from under their thumb? Why do you think so many good Bungie people left the dev team they loved? MS doesn't handle teams they way Sony does. This isn't like ND where no one outside the company tells them what to do.
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Lifendz  +   153d ago
If EA's smart, it won't be. PS4 is going to own this generation barring a massive Xbone price cut. So if EA wants this to challenge COD, they BETTER make it available on every platform.
xDHAV0K24x  +   153d ago
So they admit defeat with battlefield? Now that there will be 3 COD's, will they want to have a 3 diff shooters to catch up with sales? Assuming TF goes multi, they would still need one more shooter.
Lifendz  +   152d ago
Admit defeat? No. BF is a shooter, but it plays nothing like COD. TF and COD are more aligned in terms of play style (for obvious reasons) and, therefore, more likely to have the same fan base.
showtimefolks  +   153d ago
sooner or later TF will end up on ps4. Respawn actually didn't want to do the exclusive but EA went behind their backs. Also respawn own the IP so for TitanFall 2 they can go with a different publisher if they choose to

i still believe TF will be on ps4 in 6-12 months under a new name at the end, something like TF GOTY edition or something. And before i get countless replies saying its a 100% exclusive for xbox brand than i will simple ask, will a developer or publisher confirm a exclusive game for another console? wouldn't that be counterproductive for MS? let's say EA or respawn say TF will be on PS3/PS4 in 6 months, meaning people don't have to rush and buy an xbox console to play it.

but we will see days of 3rd party exclusives are dead. There is a reason MS bought gears of war IP, because no matter what Epic owned it and could have done whatever they wanted with it

so unless MS is publishing TF than its a 3rd party game meaning other consoles are possibilities
Chevalier  +   152d ago
Ninja Gaiden was published by microsoft, didn't stop Ninja Gaiden Sigma on ps3. They could just have 1080 P and 30 fps and call the upgrade Titan Fall Theta or whatever and it could still come out on PS4 because Respawn own the IP.
Maml07  +   152d ago
i think we have to play tf first then we have to think about tf2... lol
patcher is crazy man
Baccra17  +   152d ago
Don't see why EA can't pull a Demon Souls. Everyone knows that Demon Souls is Dark Souls. They could easily make a game with another name that everyone would know is actually "Titan Fall" but isn't.
sinspirit  +   152d ago
@mcstorm

Obviously, any exclusive would benefit the console maker..

The point is that Titanfall doesn't need XBox. XBox needs Titanfall. Titanfall has grown popular and easily would make up for whatever Microsoft would pay for its exclusivity. Even if the projected sales on other platforms wasn't much more than what Microsoft would pay for it they wouldn't miss out on getting more publicity for the game.
WalterWJR  +   153d ago
No one will be getting it if the game does not make up for all the Millions they already spent tricking people into thinking this boring game is going to actually be good.

Beta -

Kill Drone with 1 bullet.
Repeat *20.
Die to stray Human.
Game over.
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Neckbear  +   153d ago
Wow, it looks like you need to

GIT GUD
ExCest  +   153d ago
ROCK ONNNNNN!
WalterWJR  +   153d ago
GIT GUD at killing mindless bots, no thanks.
IAmSovereign  +   153d ago
WalterWJR doesn't understand the purpose of the bots. I feel like nobody does.

People see them and think you're supposed to kill them and keep your focus on them. You aren't. Their AI is terrible on purpose because their purpose is cannon fodder and nothing more. You're running by them to a chokepoint, 20-25 bullets and you cleared out a group, and probably shaved 40 seconds off your titan drop time. Everyone saying you can't find players is just nutty. I was one of the biggest opponents of the AI. But I understand the need for them now. They're like the minions in LoL. They aren't there to challenge you, only to supply you with some gold because gold = solid lead against your enemy.
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Kingthrash360  +   153d ago
smh, then why even have them? game would be even more epic if at least 8v8 pvp, no minions. wtf i need a minion in a fps? LoL is a rpg. tf is a fps. if they are here to stay let them be smarter, let them be able to take commands or something useful..cannon fodder is just another word for moving targets. they are no fun and uesless remove them or fix the ai..this game is better off without them imo.
i cant wait for the reviews..i hope they dont overlook the many flaws this game has...and i aint talking bots.
IAmSovereign  +   153d ago
@kingthrash

With titans on the field so often, 8v8 would be too much. Minions are a gameplay element that seems to work and LoL isn't an RPG, its a MOBA. Totally different. I can see your limited understanding of the gameplay mechanic. You honestly want the AI smarter? You want them to be able to clear you out with ease? There is quite a few of them on the field.

The game will do well without you, I'm sure. I understand the need to dislike Titanfall. I hate the thought that I may be supporting Microsoft in any way by purchasing this game, but it is undeniably a good game. It just faces an uphill battle because of everyone like you who love to hate.
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Kingthrash360  +   153d ago
i never said i didn't like tf....just because i see tf for what it is dosent mean i dislike it. i wish the game didnt have bots, is my opinion. but to say i dislike the game is inaccurate.

play bf4...everyone rolls a tank or heli or jet...available from jump and its epic. a tank is dominate but there are plenty of ways to take it down..may not be easy but its not hard either. tf would be similar....'cept they can't destroy ANYTHING other than other titans...so just run in a house and shoot missiles at it...spin all you want but bots are unnecessary
sinspirit  +   152d ago
@IAmSovereign

Right, and we don't need gimmicky AI to become something to boast about for a game.

Everyone understands the purpose of bots. It's just that they are so terrible and out of place in a FPS. Why would they throw terrible AI in, boast about it being part of the cloud, and only have them for working towards one thing in a game, which is to call a Titan. There are such better ways to go about it. If they got rid of the AI then it wouldn't be much different results. They just want to make up for the lack of player amount.
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FanboyKilla  +   153d ago
Ummmmmmm people have played the game, let them make their own decision. I heard them say its awesome. Why are sony fans asking about titanfall 2 cooming to ps4 if the first one sucks so bad. And how would that be a big deal anyway? The other console already has it. So if i own a xone what would putting it on ps4 do for me. As far as install base theories, 360, xone, and pc equal waaaaaaaay more than ps4 at the moment. Respawn and ea will be fine. Titanfall overshadowing everything at the moment. Sony cant get any attention right now. Thats why they are showing lil vids of that work in progress called the order 1886. Who cares about that, its months away? Isnt infamous launching in march? No ones talking about that. I wonder why? No i dont i know why.
corvusmd  +   153d ago
EXACTLY...the sad thing is that about 50% of the rumors about Infamous and Order are that they are forgettable and broken...and there is some actual fear that they won't be quality games when they release. Hopefully time will allow these games to be refined, they both LOOK gorgeous, but hopefully the final touches make them play well too (BTW where are all the fanboys that were complaining about QTE in Ryse and Gears of War whenever they talk about Order now?).
It's so seethrough...Sony fanboys are so scared of Titanfall, anyone that says that they hate the AI, or that it's just COD with Mechs, and that it will suck (but should come to PS4) is just clearly and insecure fanboy...no way around it, sorry. They either haven't played it, or they did get a taste and they are mad that the first actual "true to hype" next gen game ISN'T on the "gamers console". No matter how much they say "na uh" the fact that EVERY Titanfall article just gets trolled over and over with the same mindless junk from people that have clearly never played it, just proves the point.

I also love how sony fanboys act that Zampella is pissed that it's an XB1 exclusive, that's an assumption...in the same tweet he also said that MS have been wonderful partners...the sad face emoticon could have just been "sorry bout that". They will be fine with PC, 360, and XB1...if a gamer doesn't own one of the 3, they aren't a gamer. If he was trully pissed, he would have said much more than an emoticon. Not to mention that if EA could have done that, they can do it again...that means they own it. It just seems odd that Respawn ALWAYS has nothing but wonderful things to say about MS and how they approached Sony and MS about making this game, and Sony couldn't provide a solution....but MS could, and yet because of one frowny face...Zampella hates MS and feels stabbed in the back. Seems like some people are just assuming too much, the only guy that actually knows is Vince.
LeCreuset  +   153d ago
Wow. If Sony can't get any attention right now, I'd hate to see what sales are going to look like when Sony does start getting attention.
SniperControl  +   153d ago
@Fanboykilla

"As far as install base theories, 360, xone, and pc equal waaaaaaaay more than ps4 at the moment"

Ok, using your theory.

As far as install base theories, PS3, PS4 and PC equal waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than X1 at the moment.

Call yourself a fan boy killa...oh the irony.
SpinalRemains138  +   152d ago
Titanfall is overshadowing nothing.

No matter how hard you try or how much you hope, PS4 is still annihilating sales records and setting a new standard.

A FPS will not change that.
Kingthrash360  +   153d ago
mabad wrong reply.
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CrossingEden  +   152d ago
Spoken like someone who is very bad at the game and never figured out that focusing on minions instead of humans is the quick way to get yourself killed, hint:bigger dots on the map=humans
I wouldn't even be surprised if you didn't play it with that logic.
Gamer-40  +   153d ago
I think yes. MS not a stupid, and money talk.
iamnsuperman  +   153d ago
It isn't up to Microsoft really. It's EA. Also do you really think Microsoft are stupid enough to pay that much for it (talking a hell of a lot of money here with what return?). EA will be asking a lot since the install base of its competitor should be quite large by that point
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loulou  +   153d ago
@superman

it all depends just how well this works out. but i get the feeling that if titanfall does well, then EA will be asking well over 200m for it to remain exclusive... maybe even upwards of 300m.

for the disagrees, yes i am basing my calcs on EA taking $30 for each copy sold.

so if EA say to ms "we estimate 8m sales on ps platforms, you need to pay us 240m" or they could even estimate more.

ms imo would be better off offering R* half a billion for gta exclusivity lol
Gamer-40  +   153d ago
MS buy this new FPS IP. 100%.
And You are simply envious because the game does not come Ps4.

Go play, Infamous, Knack, and nice but very boring KZ.

Titanfall 1 and second not coming Ps4. This 99%.

@iamnsuperman

Ok, but I say, Titanfall MS new FPS IP, and not coming PS console, and many PS fanboy's say it always, how many exclusive games there will be PS4, why Titanfall interests this much then? Interesting.
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iamnsuperman  +   153d ago
@Gamer40

No. I am not really interested in Titanfall since I get bored of multiplayer shooters quite quickly. I buy the more story oriented games because that is what I like.

That aside I commented not out of "jealousy" but pointing out how unlikely Microsoft will pay for Titanfall. If Titanfall becomes as big as the hype suggests they simple could not justify the asking price that EA will ask. Titanfall 1 will never come to the PS4 (we know that). Titanfall 2 will because Microsoft and EA have to make money to make a deal worthy. So Microsoft would have to supply the funding for the lost sales EA would have by not releasing on the PS4 (and in three years that will be a lot of units). Your talking a lot here. Look at the price for COD and BF timed DLC exclusive. Sony and Microsoft paid a fortune for that and that was only DLC. Think about it
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Kingthrash360  +   153d ago
lol @ gamer
stay on topic please .

think of 2 things..install base and 3rd parties like ea.
if money was gunna win an exclusive then why not buy cod or bf or gta.
tf is a hugly hyped game and respawn needs it under their belts like rockstar, ea, iw, and square. smh fanboys kill me sometimes...tf isnt a exclusive and never will be.
man and imo after playing tf its an above average fps game. not as special as the hype makes it out to be.
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Angels3785  +   153d ago
grammar is not a stupid

/s
MysticStrummer  +   153d ago
Don't be a sarcasm.
fermcr  +   153d ago
"Pach-Attack: Will Titanfall 2 Be Xbox Exclusive?"

Probably. Sony fanboys have said over and over they are not interested in the game, so why release the game on the PS4/PS3?

Just kidding! Now seriously, I doubt Titanfall 2 will be exclusive... but if the game is as big as Gears, Microsoft will probably pay for it to continue exclusive or even a timed exclusive.
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Hicken  +   153d ago
Blanket statements always make people look so silly.

Will the sequel contain only the things that make people not want the first? Are they just gonna change up some maps and Titans, slap a "2" on the end of the title, and call it a day?

Or will they expand and improve, and add things that may draw in more buyers? Hell, you act as if the same people it's catering to on Xbox- largely the Call of Duty crowd- don't exist in some capacity on the PS4.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   153d ago
lol wow what a pathetic, stealth-troll post.
because all the respawn devs gather in a room and read the n4g comments section from "sony fanboys" right? or do you think its respawn not releasing it is more about punishing those big bad awful fanboys who talk bad about da titanfawlll gamezzz?!?

video games are a multibillion dollar business. video game developers are talented people who enjoy exploring different platforms/possibilities. nobody gives a crap what "fanboys" of any kind have to say about anything. the fact that you think your little blog comments make a difference is hilarious. or the fact that you think respawn would be on "xbox's side" because of "sony fanboys and their comments"-- also hilarious. grow up.
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Eonjay  +   153d ago
You're absolutely correct. I can almost guarantee that TF2 (thank GOD we can abbreviate it now) will be multiplatform. When you make business decisions you need to look at the numbers and leave fanboyism at the door. The more successful the game is, the more money EA is losing. Every EA game on the Xbox One has been more profitable on the PS4. Therefore, any Xbox One sales of Titanfall would at least be doubled if EA was on PS4 as well.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   153d ago
i dont think so. not that ms isnt good with keeping their exclusives, but there have just been so many 360 exclusives that eventually made their way to ps3. i owuldnt be surprised if 1 series (which the developer has already admitted, is not an exclusive trilogy) made its way to the ps4.
powney91  +   153d ago
I don't know, I think this could be a hard one to call and obviously depends on how well it does for MS. It's hard to ignore the hype and potential sales for this game, so on the one hand, Sony would surely want any part of this franchise on their console. But then on the other hand, MS will know this, and will try it's absolute best to make sure this doesn't end up anywhere else. Only time will tell!
ARESWARLORD  +   153d ago
just give me Halo and I will buy a XOne
bennissimo  +   153d ago
You should also get it for Quantum Break, Ryse and Dead Rising 3.
Oh_Yeah  +   153d ago
Ryse is the most repetitive game I've possibly played next to flappy bird. Dead rising will be coming to pc/ ps4 as a sequel...which will both be better than the x1 version. Quantum Break is made by Remedy, the same people who make Alan Wake, in which both games ended up on pc, Titanfall is on pc and you can play it at 1080p 60fps and not have to pay for a live subscription which doesn't offer you anything extra but the ability to use your internet you've already paid for! Damnit. How do you xbox fanboys not see that Microsoft are just leaches of the gaming industry?
Eonjay  +   153d ago
He said that Microsoft had to guarantee EA and Respawn something (obviously sales related) and given the fact that everyone thought Microsoft would be the clear winner, the deal was signed. So Everyone loses money, and thats never a good deal. So they don't even get to launch on the most popular next gen console. There are risks involved with any business decision. I believe that the bundle is part of Microsoft effort to insure sales - they literally purchased copies of the game themselves. Had they known that Sony would price lower, they may have reconsidered locking themselves into a deal that assured them lost sales.
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Chrisgamerguy  +   153d ago
Most likly microsoft will secure tf2 with a big check if it sells a lot
Eonjay  +   153d ago
Not likely. The check would have to be big enough to cover all lost PS4 (and PS3) lost sales. And considering that the average EA game has grossed 27 million more on PS4 than Xbox One. Microsoft would have to write a check that covered all of their sales and then add another 27 million on top of that (to make EA whole). Thats not good business for anyone. It completely destroys any platform licensing fees Microsoft could earn and then would eat into other division profits.
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Metallox  +   153d ago
What a voice xD
josephayal  +   153d ago
Titanfall 2 is very likely to come to the PlayStation 4 in Full 1080P/60fps
Gamer-40  +   153d ago
PS fanboy's dream, only a dream.

Does Titanfall interest you this much? Then not too so much crappy.

Many PS fanboy say, Titanfall crap, but Titanfall 2 coming PS4. Very interesting mentality and ridiculous in one.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   153d ago
!?!?
Dude try something called grammar
Instead of spending your time gamming.
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loulou  +   153d ago
mrx is here folks
josephayal  +   153d ago
IMHO i'm not a fan of any console, I actually own them all sony,ms,nintendo,pc
LiinoMajire  +   153d ago
LOL, I was right! Xbots are poorly educated, no wonder they enjoy being taken advantage of by MS.Sad, very sad.
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MorePowerOfGreen  +   153d ago
I remember when folks said it's likely with Titanfall part One. It's EA, bu bu bu Mass Effect 2 etc.

Sony doesn't even have a Cloud compute network used as "MSFT's Platform as a service (PaaS) network" meaning remote processing. I doubt PS4 would be able to run Titanfall 2 on par with the XB1, if at all. By the time Titanfall 2 comes around the game and its engine would most likely more heavily depend on the CPU and GPU clusters of Azure more than Titanfall does for whatever it uses now. The next engine build or engine could make the game not possible on other platforms other than PC. Once they start using The Move Engines and Direct3D 11+(Directx 11.2) for good handling of compressed data.
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   153d ago
I ve got the powerrrr!
Of the cloud.
He-man
DoesUs  +   153d ago
No. Please stop talking about technical jargon as you are just embarrassing yourself, as you always do POG.
SmielmaN  +   153d ago
Keep dreaming bud. Lol
pyramidshead  +   153d ago
so basically.....more tales from your ass?
Gotcha.
cemelc  +   153d ago
@MorePowerOfGreen

I wonder what you think of playstation now? it must be working on Ki or something.
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rainslacker  +   153d ago
"Sony doesn't even have a Cloud compute network used as "MSFT's Platform as a service (PaaS) network" meaning remote processing"

Actually...Gaikai is a prime example of PaaS. It is capable of remote compute, as it has to compute before it streams. Sony has also gone on record to say that Gaikai is completely capable of what MS is suggesting, but are honest enough to admit it's not very practical.

Realistically though, all you would need to run what TitanFall does is a standard dedicated server. And while I hate to burst your bubble, Sony has those as well. Go figure that they might need those to run those MMO's they publish. Respawn said that Azure allowed them to free up resources to work on the game, but never stated that what it does was not possible elsewhere.

Anyhow, I don't think you have the first clue of what TF is doing on the MS servers. From what I've read, it's not really much more than what most MMO online servers do. From my understanding the AI being run on the servers doesn't sound that demanding.

As far as assuming the engine will change come the next iteration, that's assuming a lot. If they do, that means the next iteration will probably be not 2 years off, but 3. Anyhow, if the game can run on PC, it can run on PS4, so you fail there. Maybe you missed the part where they all use x86 architecture.

One last thing. Data compression is meaningless to the discussion, as latency is where the issues come from. And too bad for your fan boy ego, but Sony has this stuff built into their hardware, as they mentioned at their reveal.
alb1899  +   152d ago
GC: Are you using EA servers for the game?

JE: It’s Microsoft, because we’re using the cloud servers. We’re stress-testing them now with the data we get from the beta.

DB: It’ll find the fastest ping based on where you are. So you’re always playing on the fastest server based on your location.

AH: Microsoft have data banks across the world and we tap into all those, like in London you’d be using the one in Western Europe. And the good thing about using these is that we have been working very closely with Microsoft on building these out to work specifically for Titanfall. Because I think we’re really the first game to use it at this kind of a scale.

TE: I’ve worked with this crew now for 10 years, on Call Of Duty, and we’ve listened to all the demands for dedicated servers and Titanfall is all about that. There’s no peer-to-peer. So what I like going into this is Microsoft has been really helpful with us, we’ve had some really good back and forth communication…

AH: And it goes beyond just the servers, they’ve been really good to us in helping with lots of technical issues.

TE: Yeah, they’ve been sending people down to our office and helping with all sorts of issues. So day one there’s already going to be a lot of problems solved already. And hopefully that will be enough to stop what you’re talking about.

MS servers Power is not GAIKA.
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rainslacker  +   151d ago
Not exactly sure why you're replying to me, or even what you're talking about. Can't tell if you're quoting, and if so, don't know who you're quoting or why. If you're not quoting you seem to be implying that you are intimately involved with the project, which is scary because you really make no sense.

If you're quoting, nothing you said has any reference to what I said, as I was just saying that Gaikai is most certainly a PaaS which was a reply to PowerOfGreen above. They're certainly different servers in both numbers and locations, but Gaikai is capable of doing what MS is doing with the cloud when it comes to TitanFall. Whether they choose to allow it is a different matter.
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LiinoMajire  +   153d ago
I wasn't aware that you need DA CLOUDZ for (un)intelligent AI bots. Plus. PS4 is factual, a more powerful console and everything so far has ran better on it. Another Green-sheep. Sad.
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from the beach  +   153d ago
Hard to forecast how things will be in three years, if that is indeed how long before a second Titanfall game comes out. Let's just enjoy the first one for now and not worry.
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cemelc  +   153d ago
In going to make a bold statement here, i bet that titanfall was developed for ps4 and Xone at the same time and we are going to see a titanfall expansion for xone next year alongside the complete version for ps4.
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lreyna  +   153d ago
"Would a game like State of Decay have done well without a demo?"

Michael Pachter: Who gives a fuck.

Pachter is the video game analyst we deserve.
Ko_Uraki  +   153d ago
It is becoming too important for MS. They will try to keep it.
TristanPR77  +   153d ago
Microsoft shareholders are pushing to sell the xbox division. A multimillion dollars agreement to retain Titanfall as an exclusive will not sit well with the shareholders plus PS4 does not need Titanfall, look at the beating is giving the xbone with "no games".

On the other hand, if EA wants to be competitive with others (Destiny, COD) they need the PS4.
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Kakashi Hatake  +   153d ago
Who cares? This game is getting way too much attention. You'd think it's GTA6 or something . People shouldn't be this easy to fool with marketing, I mean it has 1st gen 360 graphics.
KevinCubes  +   153d ago
Wii U is the best console
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   153d ago
MS can't afford to lose Titanfall 2. They probably will do anything in their power to keep it on that xbone. But EA will be smart not to talk the deal seeing as PS4 is dominating the xbone. We'll see.
feraldrgn  +   153d ago
MS will try to secure the entire franchise, which will cost an absolute bomb & won't sit well with shareholders.

But EA would be stupid to make a CoD type game exclusive.
bleedsoe9mm  +   153d ago
well thats that , ps4 will never get titanfall
SpinalRemains138  +   152d ago
So sad for PS4.

It will just have to continue being the fastest selling console of all time.
Adolph Fitler  +   153d ago
If it sells like mad yeah, if sales are not as expected, & nice profits aren't made, then MS aren't going to pay HUGE money to keep it exclusive, & EA will want it on as many platforms as possible to maximize sales.
I would say the game is going to sell like crazy on XBone though, so it will end up a IP exclusive to XBOne. All machines need there exclusives, so if I stays where it is, that is great,& what consoles are all about.
pakua  +   153d ago
It's pretty obvious that Titanfall 2 will almost certainly be Xbox One exclusive. The fact that MS would be able to stop Playstation owners having the game is enough to throw huge amounts of cash at.

If Titanfall was made multi-format then it would cripple Xbox sales further. Let's not forget Microsofts ability to throw money at things to get their own way. Any Playstation fans hoping for the sequel will be disappointed.
DevilishSix  +   153d ago
I don't think it's up to MS or even EA for that matter, after this game I think it all depends on what Respawn wants to do with THEIR Game.
RexLex  +   153d ago
Probably PS4 exclusive,.. Xbox won't be around by then.

BA-Dum-Cishhhhhhh!
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urwifeminder  +   153d ago
I would rather enjoy the first before speculating on speculation just shows the gathering joy for gamers if anything.
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Geekman  +   153d ago
Michael Pacther. The man who makes Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo fanboys come together in hate.

Should the Xbox One make a PROFIT, then there is a chance. Microsoft could make some sort of deal with EA to keep the future franchise on the Xbox One. Of course, EA, being the douchebags that they are, could disagree and make the game PS4 exclusive if it continues to sell more. It's too early to make a solid prediction. And believe me, I'm no Xbox One fan, nor do I have a good impression of them considering the only one I know is a rude little man who never shuts up, but hey, love your neighbors.
zoks310  +   153d ago
No one expected Mark Cerny, not even us. MS got arrogant and instead of using their lead to price lower than Sony, they got greddy and chose to take advantage of gamers.
Now they learn a painful lesson.
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Soldierone  +   153d ago
If the game pulls in fantastic numbers, honestly needs to be great numbers, MS will probably spend more money to keep it exclusive for as long as possible, and EA will bite.

Otherwise, say average numbers or it slips in sales fast, EA will look to add numbers to it and probably see more people buying it as worth more money than whatever MS pocketed them and find a loophole in the contract.

Don't forget what happened to Haze, that too is also a possibility as an outcome. However EA and MS are dumping so much more hype and advertising in Titanfall, so I doubt it.
AutoCad  +   153d ago
funny how people dislike the game now,but will buy it in a heartbeat if it was on the ps4
Geekman  +   153d ago
Lol. Notice all those disagrees. They just prove your point.
Getowned  +   152d ago
PC Beta, didn't like it, just not my kind of game, I hated the bots, gameplay was OK but it was kinda boring. I don't think I will be getting it on any console or PC, let alone PS4 if it came out for it, There is lot of hype for this game, maybe I expected more out of it. I'm going to pass this one up tho and that has nothing to do with Xbox or PlayStation lol

It's just not for me and I didn't find it fun to play.
Petebloodyonion  +   153d ago
1) The sequel will come to PS4 Pachter nail it right in the video, EA's there to make money because they have Share Holders.

2) The game will be a huge success for XBOX one, expect the media to do the usual praise of the hype(Donkey kong, Mario, Zelda, TLOU)with obvious 9 or 10 and crave about how it is the game to beat for game of the year. And Microsoft will surely advertise the game a lot on TV.

3) MS Will profit from this because like COD the brand will be associated with the XBOX one even if the game is available on others systems

So yeah! no way TitanFall2 Stay exclusive
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