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Submitted by Tolkoto 704d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft, EA, and Respawn have a lot riding on the Titanfall launch for the Xbox One

Microsoft has a lot at stake and it hopes Titanfall will turn the tide of console sales. Sony has sold 6 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles, which are priced $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s $500 game console. Microsoft has sold around 4 million or so, based on the latest estimates. Titanfall is the biggest exclusive to come to the Xbox One, and its launch has been timed with the debut of live gamestreaming via the Twitch service on the console. (EA, Industry, Microsoft, TitanFall, Xbox One)

NagaSotuva  +   704d ago
The killer app the Xbox One needed at launch. This game will help Microsoft sell plenty of consoles.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   704d ago
I sure hope you're right on the money buddy. You guys have hyped this game to unprecedented levels, and I honestly hope it lives up to the billings. Because if it doesn't do it for the Xbox One, the guys in the other camp is not going to let you boys live it down.

Best of luck to you guys and Titanfall
Azmatik  +   704d ago
ill just buy this for pc lol y would anyone want to play this game in low resolution with framerates diping to 20fps on a 6v6 online game? srry but this game on xb1 is a flop alrdy
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Anon1974  +   704d ago
As I've said before, this game looks like an absolute blast to play. I hope we see more of the Titanfall universe in the future. It looks like a rich, sci-fi universe to play in and I hope they eventually take it beyond the multiplayer only setting of this first game.
Shadonic  +   704d ago
it really is very fun
ramiuk1  +   704d ago
online was fun but longevity is the question .

but like you i really want a titanfall story campaign
Frodosmugins  +   704d ago
shame there are 2 better games worth spending my money on coming out on the same day!

sorry MS but killing 3 people with 1 shot of a handgun really doesn't appeal to me :P
Joe913  +   704d ago
I wonder if this will push ppl to buy a xb1 or are they just going to buy the game on the 360.
deantak  +   704d ago
Twitch, Titanfall, and Xbox One. Not a bad combo.
No_Limit  +   704d ago
It is actually a triple thread!
SlyFamousthe3rd  +   704d ago
It will do allot for sales but it wont turn the tide and MS are the only ones to blame for that.
Kavorklestein  +   704d ago
I don't think "one game" has ever turned the tide in the history of gaming. It's about the systems. This will definitely help MS catch up tho, nobody expects this one game to make it sell more than the PS4, in one day. But when we look at the reasons to own a system from now till the end of the year, Titanfall copies sold, will no matter what... outsell ANY PS4 game this year. Partially due to this being on 3 platforms outside of PS4, and I bet even with less consoles sold than the PS4, there will still be more copies of Titanfall on Xb1 sold than any PS4 game this year.
Azmatik  +   704d ago
@kavorklestein: "and I bet even with less consoles sold than the PS4, there will still be more copies of Titanfall on Xb1 sold than any PS4 game this year" you can not be serious with this comment lol I can see infamous selling more then titanfall alrdy matter of fact im pretty sure EVERY game multi-plat and exclusive on PS4 sold more the xb1 exclusives and multi-plat lol
Kavorklestein  +   704d ago
It doesn't matter if multiplat sold more, the exclusives sell the most DUHHHHHHHH. Hence why you can even say Infamous will sell alot. I'm sorry, but I just can see MORE people who like shooters on the MS side wanting Titanfall than people on the PS side who want Second Son, especially over the course of a year.
SlyFamousthe3rd  +   704d ago
You do know that Infamous' pre-orders are higher than Titanfall's right, as well as the pre-orders for bundles. So there is no reason for SS not to out sell Titanfall.
BX81  +   704d ago
Had some server issues around 1am got in some games 30 minutes later. Smooth for the most part with some minor screen tear and lag. Fun as hell.

EDIT: also surprised to see the number of xb1's purchased. I came to the line late and 5 xb1 Titanfall bundles walked out. Also a number of ds collectors ed. Nice package on that.
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Lou Ferrigno  +   704d ago
I have a feeling that regardless of what fanboys or the general audience thinks.. It will do well to push Xbone to better direction and a little head start for themselves since they have been shooting themselves in the foot since the original E3 announcement.
Jsoc  +   704d ago
I wish it had a single player campaign . It really would have been nice ....the only thing I'm pissed about is this waiting till 3 am Est crap to start the download of the game.... I really should have went the hard copy way....... But no .... This is the last game I buy digital on Xbox one until they have 12am release
Eonjay  +   704d ago
It will certainly help Respawn. I have never seen so much pressure on a single game to do well on one system, to the point where it basically becomes the reason for buying the Xbox One, and people are expected to ignore the other systems it is offered on.
Kavorklestein  +   704d ago
I don't think they are expected to ignore the other systems, I think by default, the newest systems like PS4 and Xbox One are in the spot light.... DUHHHHHH.

Plus, why would people be more excited for just "a new game" when they can be excited for a new game on a new console? I don't think having a good game for a system is a bad thing at all. And P.S..... this wil help respawn, but it will help MS much more. MS will get money for ALL 3 Versions.. whether it's copies of Titanfall on consoles, or people needing to get a new version of windows to run it, no matter what, MS benefits from this in a substantially larger way than any one PS4 game, even with more PS4's sold than Xbox Ones, there is more 360's than all the next gen consoles combined, so MS will be getting their happy ending no matter what.
urwifeminder  +   704d ago
Great month for all gamers Titanfall and unfamous 2 enjoy everybody.
Cutter20  +   704d ago
I thought they've been pushing this one pretty hard! Nice to read why that is.
EverydayGuy  +   704d ago
Isn't it kind of risky to launch it the same month as Infamous Second Son?
Sheikah  +   704d ago
Not really, since they're on completely different platforms. :)

Reviews are looking good - Woulda loved this on my PS4, but alas.

The game looks fun :)

Fingers crossed for a sequal or an eventual port
whybag  +   704d ago
If it is to be a legitimate system seller, which Microsoft is investing heavily to make it so, then it will need to be able to stand toe-to-toe with the major exclusives from the rival console. If it couldn't do that, especially with the rival being a completely different genre, it wouldn't be worth the investment Microsoft has poured into it.
EverydayGuy  +   704d ago
I was thinking the same thing. These 2 titles hold alot of power in persuading the public. If either game failed to deliver that next gen feeling, I think it will be a rough road ahead.
Games_R_Us  +   704d ago
I sincerely hope MS, EA and Respawn do very well with Titanfall. They deserve it, its a excellent title.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   704d ago
Titanfall is a good game, but not the best games in league with the likes of bioshock infinte, last of us, GTA V etc. its just like a car. its a new toyota corolla, a very good car but not the best. and yet these reviewers and fanboys consider titanfall a porsche. multiplayer only game with full $60 price tag, an old source engine back from 2004 and COD with mechs and parkour. yep GOTY right there

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