Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The one thing that keeps Titanfall from being the best it can be

If you have been paying attention to the gaming scene, you'd know that Titanfall was released March 8, 2014 for the Xbox One and PC. The 360 version was set to come out 2 weeks later, but will be delayed a full month after a new report I read today.

If you haven't been paying attention to this game, then you'd also be wondering why Titanfall has not been mentioned on the PS3 or the PS4. The reason why is pretty clear cut: Microsoft has (once again) secured another exclusivity deal. What this means to all PlayStation console owners (like me) is that we shouldn't expect to see Titanfall for PS3 or PS4 any time soon.

The idea of this whole deal was that EA predicted that the Xbox One would win the Xbox One vs PS4 console war, and they didn't. In fact, the PS4 has sold more units then the Xbox One, although the Xbox One is catching up, most likely with the release of Titanfall.

EA apologizes for making such a n00b move. Too bad they wont' do anything about it. Really, you should go read that article. Tells you a lot about how EA feels right now for making a terrible mistake.

I personally love Titanfall. Not only do the folks I subscribe to on YouTube love it, but I do as well. I don't own an Xbox One, so spending time at a friend's house is quite nice. While playing Titanfall, I was thinking about the following things (as well as enjoying the game):

  1. Imagine how this game would look on the (more powerful) PS4
  2. EA should have made this for PS4 at least to target a much larger audience.
  3. Lolololol EA just lost so much money potential in this
  4. Respawn has really proven themselves after splitting away from Activision
Most of those points above all point to the same thing --> There is no PS4 (or PS3) release. I really think EA should try to pull some REAL strings to get Titanfall on PS4 ASAP. They are hurting themselves and everyone around them by not doing it.

So, while Titanfall is one of the best next generation games to exist, it won't ever reach its max potential when tied down by console restrictions. This goes for any game, but I would expect different because It's not like Respawn is a Microsoft first party game developer. EA is a third party developer, and thus should try to target all consoles. Games like inFAMOUS: Second Son are exclusive to the PS4, but then again Sony owns Sucker Punch.

I'd like to know what you guys think about this. If you haven't played Titanfall, I think Thunder , JD, or The Loyal Patriot could be of some help. All 3 are very, very good people.