'Titanfall' Released: New Xbox One Game Could Level PS 4 Playing Field

Image: 'Titanfall' Released: New Xbox One Game Could Level PS 4 Playing Field A scene from the video game, "Titanfall" for Xbox One.

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 02:59 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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Tuesday was a big day for Xbox One gamers as they welcomed the release of "Titanfall," a new first-person shooter game that's also available via download.

Xbox One has trailed PlayStation 4 in sales and  "Titanfall" could be the boost the system needs to become an equal player, Forbes said.

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"'Titanfall' is more than just a potential sales boost for the Xbox One, it's also the first real test of the digital infrastructure that runs Microsoft's new console," Jacob Siegal of BGR.com wrote Monday. "If everything goes accordingly, 'Titanfall' will be available for digital download on Xbox Live tonight at midnight in the United States alongside launch events for physical retail copies at participating stores."

Paul Tassi of Forbes wrote that there is always a fear that downloadable games can run into glitches, which will eventually turn gamers off and leave the game abandoned.

"Sure, at launch people may have been downloading 'Dead Rising,' 'Forza,' 'Ryse,' etc., but now with 'Titanfall,' this is one day and one game, and a huge number of players that may be thinking they want to save themselves a trip to battle the lines at Gamestop, and simply download the game through their Xboxes directly.

"This is a new console with a big hard drive after all, and if players don't think they'll be, say, reselling a used copy of 'Titanfall' any time soon, it may be time to get on board with digital distribution on consoles," Tassi continued.

Gamers at the South by Southwest Event in Austin, Texas, participated in a question and answer session with developers on Monday.

"We're excited to get it out there and let everybody play it," Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, which developed "Titanfall," told USA Today.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox, also told USA Today that "for us the excitement is getting our fans to play the best games there are in the industry and we are lucky to have Respawn here and 'Titanfall' to play."

The standard edition of the game for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and as a PC download will be available for $59.99. A deluxe edition that includes the "Titanfall" Season Pass is available for $79.99.

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