One of the most awaited video games of this year is set to launch in a few hours, and yet we're still receiving an interesting piece of news. Apparently, some still unknown live-action original content will be coming our way from game creators Respawn Entertainment and VFX studio Playfight.
With just days left before the full official launch of Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment are taking some time to show off more details about in-game play. Today’s bit has to do with Burn Cards, giving users the ability to give themselves a temporary burst of abilities in a round. As the game is all multi-player, each round’s abilities can have a significant impact on the game.
It’s time to get pre-loading for Titanfall with Origin. Users will be able to download most of the package required for them to play the game - the rest will come in on the 11th of March, next week. Meanwhile this game has begun arriving at retailers, at least in the UK. In the United Kingdom the shop known as ShopTo has shown their massive stacks of Titanfall units for Xbox One - crates and crates and crates.
It would appear that - as the internet is required to play Titanfall no matter where you play it - weak performance in South Africa has prompted cancellations of pre-orders. At the moment it does not appear that this has happened in any other region in which Titanfall is being sold, only in South Africa. While previous reports had South Africa on the map for a sure launch in the area for Titanfall, this week we’re to understand that, even with the advanced actions of Microsoft in the area of Azure datacenter services in the area, they just weren’t quick enough.
This afternoon the folks responsible for pushing Titanfall on the world have released a web-based set of games - one so far - with Titanfall themes. The first is Asteroid, the second will be Missile Command, and the third will be Centipede. Needless to say, playing with a Titan instead of the 1970’s ships these games originally came with is a vast improvement.
The final launch gameplay trailer for Titanfall has been released, and right here and now we’re analyzing what we’re about to play. We’ve had our hands on the Beta for this game, but there we only had access to the basic multiplayer experience. While the whole game will be a sort of multiplayer experience - on or offline - here we’re getting a glimpse of what we’ll be able to do outside of the straight up battling of other humanoids.
The Titanfall tie-ins continue with this exclusive launch that’ll also be bringing in full Twitch live game streaming integration to Xbox One. This launch has been tipped by Major Nelson in a suggestion that "you can start broadcasting from your Xbox One next week". It’s also been confirmed by a tip from the Titanfall launch experience with Microsoft and SXSW next week - the game itself launches on the 11th.
Now that Titanfall has gone Gold, chatter is ramping up toward final release. What we’re seeing from the folks behind the wheel at EA Games and Respawn Entertainment is a note on how DLC will be working. Even before the game is out, we’re seeing movements on the development end for downloadable additions - even if they’re nowhere near complete at this time.
Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox One, bringing the console down to £399.99 in the UK as of the end of this month. The new price leaves the Xbox One just £50 more than the PlayStation 4 in the UK, and will be timed alongside the launch of hotly-anticipated game Titanfall which saw a wildly popular beta earlier this month.
Microsoft has put a new Xbox One bundle which includes a free copy of Titanfall up for preorder, with the new limited-edition deal due for release on March 11. The package - which includes an Xbox One, one wireless controller and Chat Headset, and a digital download code for Titanfall - will be priced at $499.99 in the US.