Will Titanfall Remain An Xbox/Microsoft Exclusive Forever?

Tech Digest "Yesterday I reported the news that apparently Titanfall will remain an Xbox and Microsoft exclusive for the lifetime of the game. This means that whilst we'll get a PC version to accompany the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions, Playstation gamers will be out of luck, right? I'm not so sure about this - so please allow me to indulge in some speculation."

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Philoctetes1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Titanfall 1 will remain an Xbox/PC-only title.

Titanfall 2+ will be released for PS4/XB1/PC. Microsoft can't realistically buy exclusivity for sequels when it's competitor has well over 50% market share.

Edit: When Titanfall 2 comes out for PS4, nobody is going to want to go back pick up TF1. That's not how the FPS genre works.

Zuperman1683d ago

100% confirmed titanfall 2 will be released on the PS4.

Do I care? Nope... Titanfall looks generic, I would rather play a next gen GUNDAM game.

Oppai1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Yes. Just going by PC gamer reactions to the game it is obvious that Microsoft is desperately hyping a very average game. The most common reaction PC gamers have to Titanfall is 'I might pick it up later on when it drops to 20 bucks'.

Most Xbox fans have already given up hoping that Titanfall would save the XB1 and have moved on to Halo - of course. If Titanfall had been this amazing game with amazing sales Microsoft would have been flooding gaming sites with press releases about sales, number of players online, and any other thing the massive Microsoft XB1 PR/marketing drones could come up with. The silence from Microsoft is all you need to know that Titanfall did at best just ok in sales.

When Titanfall 2 is released on all platforms few people will care.

badboy7761683d ago

Thats up to Microsoft's Wallet to decide.

If Titanfall doesn't sell atleast 4million on Xbox one. I say No.

gaffyh1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

They would have to pay EA at least double if not triple whatever they paid for the exclusivity for the first one, and at that point, they might as well invest in a games studio and make actual exclusive games.

Aces171683d ago

Can Sony fanboys please stop pulling numbers, percentages and confirmations out of there asses.

malokevi1683d ago

You forgot to talk definitively about Titanfall 3, which has recently been confirmed for a Gamecube-exclusive release. Titanfall 4 will be exclusive to the Atari 2600. Super Smash Bros 12 will be exclusive to the Playstation 6, and Uncharted 5.4 will be an Xbox Two exclusive. On top of all this, Hitler will emerge from cryostate as Polar-Nazis pilot flying saucers towards mainland-USA in order to recruit Obama in their crusade against the Jews. Once Madonna takes #1 spot in FHMs top 100 in 2017, Justine Beiber will win the Nobel Prize for pioneering research in the field of molecular deconstruction and re-composition, which humanity will leverage by 2032 in order to escape our planet, which will inevitably fall victim to the gravitational forces exerted by a distant planet whose hyper-elliptical orbit causes it to pass by once every 13,000 years. All of this is absolutely deterministic, with absolutely no room for variation. I have foreseen it.

frostbite061683d ago

That Veronica Vaughn is one piece of ace, I know from experience dude. If you know what I mean.

No, you don't.

Well, not me personally but a guy I know. Him and her *got it on*. Wooo-eee!

No, they didn't.

No, no, no they didn't. But you could imagine what it'd be like if they did, right...?

Farmassy1683d ago

titanfall will stay microsoft exclusive but titanfall 2 will be on playstation.

I do want to say that anyone saying it is not a great game is wrong. It is insanely fun. My only gripe with it is that there should be more content. If you played the beta you have already seen 80% of what you can do in the full game. I hope they add more content with DLC... i don't really need more maps just more weapons, abilities, etc.

It is soooooo much fun but I need more

Silly Mammo1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

@Malokevi- Damn you! I got all excited about TF4 coming to the 2600. Everyone knows that the best games were made for the Atari 2600. Everything made after are pale comparisons. Tomb Raider and Uncharted are just ripoff of Pitfall and Pole Position did it 1st and did it better than GT and Forza! :0P

DFogz1683d ago

It may look generic, but looks can be deceiving. It's pretty unique in its own regard, and I've been having a lot of fun with it.

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iamnsuperman1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

They could never justify it either (talking about a lot of money here). We know why Titanfall is console exclusive to Microsoft (Microsoft was looking to buy and EA thought Microsoft would own this generation; Win win for EA). No realistic chance its next instalment will be exclusive. Third party exclusivity is rare at the best of times and currently Sony owns the largest share.

trywizardo1683d ago

i bet this article would reach the 1000° in a few hours just because sonyfans "don't care about it"
and i don't think that MS will let it go that easily , they need more exclusives to compete and this is their chance ...

Paulie_gualtieri1683d ago

It's not up to MS.It's EA and we've seen how they treat contract deals.

Hell Mass effect was PUBLISHED by MS and look what happened.

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DeadRabbits1683d ago

Titanfall 2 on PS4 can easily have bonus original maps in 1080p 60fps as a DLC.

If I have nothing else to play then I may pick it up!

assdan1683d ago

I agree. I mean, it's pretty clear that respawn wanted this to be for both consoles.

medman1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

"Will Titanfall Remain An Xbox/Microsoft Exclusive Forever?"....The better question is, does anyone really care all that much? By the time the Titanfall sequel is ready for release, there will be a plethora of quality titles for both ps4 and xbone that will put that game on the back burner for most. They had an opportunity to establish some mindshare on ps4 simply because there are not a whole lot of new AAA titles for either system at the moment. Gamers move on pretty quickly. Titanfall lost that opportunity, and once it's lost, it's gone. Much like how Mass Effect never quite caught on for Sony's system the way it did on the 360. It never established a fan base on ps3, and when the follow up games did hit the system, ps3 gamers were more interested in other franchises. Titanfall is destined for the same fate.

Zombro1678d ago

But I don't think xbox gamers care titans for the now halo 5 for the later.titanfall 2 there will be so many other games out for both platforms tf2 won't matter as much

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Mikelarry1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Plain and simple if this game shifts enough console that MS considers as a system seller consider them paying top dollar to keep it exclusive to thier platform.

frostypants1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

What defines "top dollar" matters. EA is going to want a hell of a lot more money next time around, especially if the PS4 keeps selling the way it is. Remember, MS has to pay EA enough money to offset those lost sales, and then a good percentage on top of that to make it a profitable deal for EA. And MS won't spend the money if it is more than the revenue they think that exclusivity will ultimately drive. It's simple math, and that number is going to be crazy high if the opposition controls 60+% of the market, on top of the fact that it will be a very well known IP, meaning sales projections in general will be much higher than for the original...which will amplify the potential loss for not putting it out for the market-leading platform.

Hicken1683d ago

It's not plain and simple. Not the way you say it.

EA is going to want a LOT more money to keep the sequel off the PS4, and odds are it'll be too steep a price for Microsoft to pay.

Yes, they have big pockets, but their investors will limit where and for what that wallet gets opened.

Mr-Dude1683d ago

This game get's to much hype, and not from Xbox fans...

CapsLocke1683d ago

Yeah I see what you mean. Pretty ironically and funny actually.

waltyftm1683d ago

Maybe EA will release a Championship edition, they are losing millions, so i expect it to be soon.

Simco8761683d ago

I think the game is great, yes it could change a few things. I don't think it will stay exclusive simply because EA wants $$$.

To all the haters, be glad this game is out, just makes CoD sweat a little bit more.

BattleTorn1683d ago

I can't get over that they haven't included the impulse trigger support !

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