Microsoft tease “The Future of Titanfall” Announcement This Monday

During the latest Major Nelson podcast, Larry Hryb and his co-hosts mentioned that Austin’s Titanfall event will include an announcement on the future of Titanfall.

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MorePowerOfGreen1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

I watched a PVZ Twitch stream from my XB1 last night when he mentioned this(can watch follower status friends or full friends streams through feed) and posted a thread on reddit. Certain people were saying "doritos" and "pepsi" as if. It was all good fun and games.

So this again?

A possible sign devs are liking Azure if this is what I think it is. I wonder what other revolutionary goodies MSFT has coming. XB1 staying an "always online" console would have insured fast adoption of Azure from devs but this works! Betting there are Azure dev tools built into Directx 12

NewMonday1662d ago

MS already have one of the biggest FPS franchises in Halo, getting another FPS is just redundant, do they expect an FPS gamer to buy the XBone twice?

it would be like Sony buying Tomb Raider when they already have Uncharted.

what MS need to do is diversify, for example I have no interest in TitanFall but I want Quantum Break.

with the Original XBox they did it right, they had different types of great games for different kinds of gamers, if they they go back to that policy they can start to win back gamers.

OpieWinston1662d ago

Going off the original Xbox comment...Bringing Titanfall into the cluster of exclusives would be like bringing back Mech Assault for all the Xbox fans back in the day.

They've got some great diversity..Between Remedy making Quantum Break and Team Dakota making Project Spark.

Microsoft Game Studios realized that when you give people the tools to make games and mod games....crazy fun ideas come out and they funded Team Dakota.

Godmars2901662d ago

With two leading FPS franchises they could give the other, older one some time on the shelf. Reevaluate and determine a new direction. And some time off is likely what Halo needs.

As for diversity and the Xbox brand, no, its never been diverse. That the original Xbox actively ignored or couldn't genres like JRPGs, stumbled onto FPS, is one of the reasons it only sold around 20 million.

Nevermind that Titanfall has yet to actually prove itself. Will still carry as much interest as it does now, for what that's worth, last six months or a year from now. If more can be done with a sequel.

ncc-0171662d ago

well said, i agree completely

ZodTheRipper1662d ago

From my point of view they are free to make it exclusive. Would be cool if PS4 users would get another EA exclusive in return.

gaffyh1662d ago

If they manage to lock down complete exclusivity, then that's great for them, but if that happens, I highly doubt it will be Xbox One exclusivity, it will be "Microsoft" exclusivity. But I honestly think it is going to be a Timed DLC exclusivity like COD.

palaeomerus1662d ago

" That the original Xbox actively ignored or couldn't genres like JRPGs, stumbled onto FPS, is one of the reasons it only sold around 20 million. "

Unlikely. It outsold the game cube which had JRPG's and had a few JRPG's itself.

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4Sh0w1662d ago

NewMonday, X1 has very diverse lineup, 360 did too, but there's absolutely no reason microsoft should shy away from their STRENGTH= Shooters and Online. 》IF《 they made Titanfall franchise exclusive it would be huge, basicly they could rotate, Halo, Gears of War and Titanfall and release them on a 3 yr dev cycle every holiday season. That would be a megaton dropping a blockbuster exclusive shooter every year along with a game linep complimented by a couple other game sequels, plus of course 1 or 2 new IPs per year.

NewMonday1662d ago


as a 3rd party game you will already going Titanfall anyway, how dose this befit you instead of getting a new IP?

this will just prove MS have no commitment in investing in new games

PONTIAC08G8GT1662d ago

If MS could secure Titanfall for life, like Halo, I think it could be huge. Halo is already a massive game, but its a totally different type of game than Titanfall. You could release Titanfall, then after a year Halo, then another year later Titanfall, etc etc. So every year your getting a major title, alternating gears. Would be great for MS

Kingthrash3601661d ago

man it will be funny when the fps genre slows to a crawl like platformers and rpg's did before it.
not saying fps games will genere has died...heck even point and click games still get goty (for example: the walking dead) but who wants to play a fps get tired of playing the game only to find ALL you have are fps games...smh. i made that mistake this gen...i picked up kz,bf,cod and i play blacklight..then i had ac..1 adventure game to 4 fps games...not to mention metro last light, bioshock infinite, payday2 and farcry bd from ps+ on the ps3...coupled with outlast not really a fps but that fp perspective is there..i got tired of playing fps..

awi59511661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )


The original xbox had KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC IT CRAPPED ON ALL THOSE JAPAN RPG'S. They were stupid and the combat sucked and the final boss was just all the bosses you fought thrown back at you with more power such cheap ass gameplay. Also xbox one had elder scrolls Morrowind it didnt need japanese rpg's

Death1661d ago

"this will just prove MS have no commitment in investing in new games"

Microsoft securing Titanfall, the hottest new IP at the moment, as an exclusive is proof Microsoft has no commitment investing in new games?

In what way does that actually make sense to you? If Sony had made the deal to make Titanfall a PS4 exclusive, you'd be saying the same thing about Microsoft not being committed.

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hello121662d ago

Titanfall future. They've bought the franchise, free dlc can't think what else they mean?

Directx 12 coming for x box 1 is weird to say the least. Its requires a modern GPU to run directx12.

Its seems to me Microsoft paid AMD to build a customised GPU to run it and Microsoft is only going to reveal this is the case soon. Microsoft has not released everything about the console yet, and this is the only logical conclusion one can have, if directx12 is coming to the x box 1

jgrigs091662d ago

Also I want to hear about this "raytracing". They can supposedly do. Even though their hardware seems like it couldn't handle it

DeadlyFire1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

As for Titanfall it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft tried to buy it. Respawn owns it though. The reason they left Activision was due to the publisher. I wonder if the same happens again for Respawn and they go to Deep Silver? :P

Raytracing. hahaha no.

Raytracing on the cloud? yes, but it would have to be streamed to/from you for you to experience it like OnLive.

DirectX11 hardware can patch in DirectX12. No biggie there. It coming to XB1 confirms it to be the case for Windows as well. Alot of people forget the the days when DirectX was updateable with software before DirectX 10 happened.

The GPUs in XB1/PS4 are only a year old. They have full feature sets and custom software to keep them running tightly optimized. DirectX 12 can either help or hurt the XB1. Depends on if there is a bigger performance hit or not.

lifeisgamesok1662d ago

I believe your thoughts are very precise on this matter

The X1 had issues with the driver but they have been fixed and a new Sdk has been sent to developers recently

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darren_poolies1661d ago

The only thing I don't understand is that EA want Titanfall to be competing with COD right? So how do they ever expect that to happen if they're going to keep it exclusive? Makes zero sense to me.

cabbitwithscissors1661d ago

You seriously sound like a person who is brainwashed by reading too much of MisterX's blog.

Nothing weird about it. MS is coming out with DX12 to contend against AMD's Mantle, and MS wants to get more power out of the platform so they need to go closer to the metal so to speak. This will be a minor upgrade to DX11.2.

With the latest functions for DX11.2, you most definitely need a modern GPU, nothing new here. Semantics and redundant emphasis on information and knowledge ;P.

MS did pay AMD to come up with a customized chip for their xbone. Seriously is that really news ? I need to tell you, Sony also paid off AMD to come up with a CPU for their PS4.

Also, what else did MS not release about their platform ? DGPU ? Triple layers processing capability ? Hidden processing capabilities in the power adapter ?

Really, please get off the kool-aid. MisterX's website is for laughs, don't take it seriously.

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Blaze9291662d ago

sounds like they just made it an exclusive series. Future of Titanfall? Besides DLC, gotta mean sequels.

TheTwelve1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

This just in from Vince Zampella(via Twitter): "For those asking about the 'future of titanfall' announcement, I'm confused as to what that is. We did not sell tf to MS."

So let's just end the whole Microsoft buying the IP jazz....

Looks like this is just DLC.

Blaze9291662d ago

Vince, the same guy who didn't even know Titanfall was going to stay a Microsoft exclusive? Oh, okay.

DigitalRaptor1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

I dunno Blaze.

By that admission, MS and EA are not even being honest with the people who are making the game. Why would they be happy signing up knowing that is what the relationship would be, after all they've been thorough with Activision?

NobleTeam3601662d ago

That doesn't mean they didn't pay them to keep the game away from PlayStation.

TheTwelve1662d ago

Keep the dream alive, fellas...

its_JEFF1662d ago


Vince would know if he sold the franchise to MS. EA doesn't own the IP, they published the game... they don't own it. Vince owns the IP, if MS did buy anything it could be full exclusivity... forever. But in order for MS to buy the IP they would have to buy it from Vince.

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ifistbrowni1662d ago

wonder how much they paid to make the franchise exclusive?

Sure, im just speculating that this is what they're teasing. Would be a smart move if they did. Halo multiplayer is a dying franchise (unless they re-boot it with classic play, like Halo 2) and Gears multiplayer is dead too (never matched Gears 1 competitiveness).

A franchise like TitanFall would be a good lock-up for Microsoft. Though, they'll probably just milk/kill it, too.

I have X1 and PS4 and im hoping future TitanFall games go multi-platform... for TitanFall's sake. Not ours.

DoubleM701662d ago

Look at all those disagree Hilarious. Not true gamers true gamers play everything...

blackmanone1662d ago

So by your own admission, no one is a true gamer unless they've played every game ever? The lack of logic some people on here can have is astounding.

showtimefolks1662d ago

reapwn left activision because of bullshit within publishing, I doubt they would let MS buy their IP/freedom when they fought long and hard to get both

som dlc announcement is the most we should expect

xtremeimport1662d ago

If this goes much money do you think they're gonna pay EA?

If it was any other publisher I wouldn't be so sure this game will eventually make its way to PS4. EA loves money and there's a lot of extra pennies sitting across the hall.

andibandit1661d ago

Yep ms is sitting across the hall with pennies in to pocket for EA

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Irishguy951662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )


Guess it's an exclusive series now

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I kinda agree Foxtrot, but Titanfall may end up the new Cod. Heck, it's getting even more hype and praise than Cod 4 did when it suddenly came along and took over back in 2007. MS are betting on it sure. There is good reason to bet on it but it is also risky to bet on one game I agree.

About the new Ips, again, COD is worth more money than multiple Ip's, regardless of quality. Personally I don't really give a ****, i'll have both the X1 and Ps4 by the time Titanfall 2 is out anyway. I would prefer more ips, but MS have alot of new ips on the way anyhow.

Edit - the point is MS is paying for exclusivity Foxtrot, EA aren't losing money by not putting it on PS that way. What this does is sell more Xbox 1's. Which is how it benefits MS>

-Foxtrot1662d ago

Which would be pointless in my opinion, spending lots and lots of money on the IP when

1) You don't even know how the first game will do and...

2) You could be spending that money on opening up new studios for new IP's.

Focusing on one third party game isn't going to help them that much. It seems they are gambling everything on Titanfall.

ArbitorChief1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

Considering that the vast majority of people loved the BETA and the game has fantastic pre-order numbers. 80+ Awards, Best of Show at almost every event and is sure to sell incredibly well, it's a pretty safe and smart move by Microsoft, just like Gears of War last generation.

-Foxtrot1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )


You have to remember though that hype is something which blind most people at launch and especially with reviews, so even though it could look good to MS now who knows what will happen. Remember how much hype was behind GTA4 and in the end I think most of us can agree it was a letdown....we were blinded by hype.

" it's a pretty safe and smart move by Microsoft, just like Gears of War last generation."

The thing is though EA and Epic on a little different though. You know what EA are like, they'll up the price they'll want for it, maybe not to buy the entire rights but for each can only get you so far. Then comes the question again if they keep wasting a ton of money of these installments then why not put it towards something like a new studio.

EA know how much they'll be loosing not releasing it on the PS4 and it doesn't make sense business wise, it means MS will have to pay MS more money each time to make up for the lost sales of other platforms. If the PS4 continues to grow a larger install base then that means EA are missing out on potential sales. You know how EA are with money, thats why in the end the Epic/Gears deal wasn't as bad, especially when at the start of last gen MS was in the lead making the deal to Epic look like the right move.

ArbitorChief1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

To have a Titanfall, surely a system seller franchise for the Xbox One would be a huge selling point for the XB1, called competition and MS have the pockets to pay for exclusivity. Considering we've played Titanfall and know how fantastic it is, it's a different situation to GTA 4 where none of us played beforehand.

mad at me1662d ago

So u are saying don't support ips so new studios can arise with more new is that you say they should not support?

Reasoning? #fail

HomerDog1662d ago

sort of like the hype tlou and uncharted got. at the end they are just linear and below average Gameplay with a good story. played every one of them accept uncharted 3. and I never understood the hype.

malokevi1662d ago

Respawn is a new studio, Titanfall is a new IP, and Microsoft knows it will do well.

There, glad wo cleared that up!

If Titanfall is an exclusive, pretending that it's a bad move or a useless move is... well... ignorant.

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hello121662d ago

Microsoft claim they have no clue to what Respawn will be talking about in the article. If that's true.

Its more likely plans for DLC been talked about. DLC coming is the future.

ger23961662d ago

That would be odd if it remains Microsoft exclusive. I mean, numbers wise it can't compete with bf and cod. Ea would lose out on millions of dollars. Having said that, Microsoft does have deep pockets.

4Sh0w1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

EA is only the publisher for the first Titanfall, Respawn owns the franchise. They can make a deal for the sequel with any publisher. By definition exclusive means sales are limited to specific platforms, so EA/Respawn knew that going in, check from micro, ads from micro, also on 3 platforms so I'm sure they'll do just fine without ps consoles no different than Gears and ANY 3rd party exclusive on 360 did fine without a ps version.

Majin-vegeta1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

This can mean 1 of two things.

MS is keeping it exclusive or future(if there will be any)TF titles.They get first dibs on DLC.

@Dlacy Yea I'm going with DLC option

Dlacy13g1662d ago

Yeah agreed. If they were able to lock this down "exclusive" I actually think this game becomes their new Halo and it is indeed a game changer.

My gut says they have a deal in place for all "future DLC" coming the One first.

Lawboy21662d ago

What does DLC have to do with's only on Microsoft platforms

DeadlyFire1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

This is definitely DLC.

Titanfall IP is owned by Respawn, but EA owns publishing rights for a time period in contract with Respawn. I just wonder if they read the fine print when they signed.

MightyNoX1662d ago

Titanfall series exclusive to Microsoft, probably.

Iltapalanyymi1662d ago

>make scifi game
>give it the same boring weapons as in our time
What happend to all the 90´s shooters with the crazy laser, plasma, sawblade, spike, multiple rocked, acid, brain homing celebral bore, etc shooting guns?

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Geekman1662d ago

Uh, girl, dude, whatever you are.... did you expect laser blasters, beam swords, or whatever? And I'm sure invisibility and Titans are futuristic.

And since when are guns boring? Just look at Tomska.