Titanfall Won’t Come To PS4 At All, Exclusive To Microsoft

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Titanfall

If you were planning to buy a Sony PS4, then this is a bad news for you. Titanfall is a first-person shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was officially announced as Respawn’s debut game at Microsoft’s E3 2013 press conference, and is scheduled for a March 2014 release. Everyone thought it as an exclusive for Microsoft at launch and may debut for PS4 later on. But it was revealed today that it will remain a Microsoft platform exclusive “for the life of the title.”

The surprise is that even Redspawn’s studio head was not aware of this deal which EA signed with Microsoft.

Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently =(
– Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) October 29, 2013

Yet another reason which PS4 buyers will envy on Xbox users!



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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

  • alukard

    As nice as this is, if the head didn’t even know about it then there will be lingering resentment within the company and thus a defection of staff to Sony’s platform via another game.

    • Wtechrover

      Can’t imagine why. Some decision are made on a specific company level that it does not matter. I allready decided for XBox One, so this does not affect us soon XBox One users

    • Jimmy_Jangle

      Why would there be any resentment? They’re getting paid to develop a game, which if the buzz indicates, that they are enjoying developing on MS’ platforms.

  • Usman Mohammad

    “Yet another reason which PS4 buyers will envy on Xbox users!”

    Professionalism is out the window.

    • Malcolm Williams

      Burden of the beast. There are exclusives for some consoles. PS will have an exclusive. XBOX will too…So what’s the biggie?

      • Usman Mohammad

        I’ve seen this site just pick on anything that isn’t on a Microsoft platform, the fact this is mobilefirstnetwork.com and not microsoftfanboys.com

        You wouldn’t see this kind of comment posted on a gaming site.

        • JamesSB

          Please, I see it all the time and worse. I don’t know how many times I’ve read articles on gaming sites where the author calls the Xbox, ‘Xbone’

          • Usman Mohammad

            Xbone just stands for Xbox One, it’s short (yes xb1 is shorter, but Microsoft didn’t title it Xbox 1), it’s a name that shouldn’t grind anyone’s gears (apart from the company that made it) when it comes down to what the console can do.

            Now should the said gaming site have called it XBOne, or XOne instead of Xbone, yes, however does that affect the balance of the article?

          • JamesSB

            Xbone has become a negative slant, similar to people using M$ in referring to Microsoft.

          • nohone

            Are you getting a POS4?

          • Usman Mohammad

            Please do explain why you call it POS4.

          • nohone

            Just as you want to call it Xbone, I will call it POS4. Of course, I will only do that to show you how much you look like a child when you do it. If you look elsewhere, when people are having civilized conversations, I will call it PS4. So to you:

            POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4 POS4

          • Usman Mohammad

            But at no point did I call it Xbone. Even if I did call it Xbone, you can read it in two different ways, the X-Bone way or XB-One. What you’re clearly doing is creating an anagram for PS4 to say it’s a POS with out any reason.

            Now what you’ve also done is disregard the main point of my comment and that being the author being truly unprofessional and hugely biased/boderline fanboyism towards Microsoft. Yes this is a Microsoft news site but that’s what it should be, you don’t see this level of devotion on other Microsoft sites like WPCentral or Neowin.

            Let me repost what Malcom Williams said, and please understand the point we are trying to make:

            Everyone has their bias when it comes to anything. Granted and that’s
            fine. But the bias here is pretty overt and rampant. It almost makes it
            a chore to visit when readers see this:

            Yet another reason which PS4 buyers will envy on Xbox users!

            If you were planning to buy a Sony PS4, then this is a bad news for you.

            It’s honestly ridiculous. I don’t see this on Android Police, Android Central, Windows Phone Central, and several other sites.”

          • nohone

            1) “Now what you’ve also done is disregard the main point of my comment” – You had no point, let alone a main one.
            2) You were the one defending the name Xbone
            3) WPCentral – no, they do not. Neowin – please, I left that site a while ago because they turned into a site that routinely attacked not only Microsoft, but their users. The final straw for me over there was when I got a temp ban when I was trying to be playful and referred to a user who’s name is Beck and called them Becky. When I got back, I had a user start with very personal attacks, telling me that if he ever met me he would kill me, telling me to f-myself, and much worse. I complained, and was told too bad, deal with it. Then there are articles like the one where an author there started telling the users if anyone liked Win8 they were clearly stupid and not real computer users. The author that claimed that with Win8 you could not do video editing (he said video editing was only possible on Mac) and when he was called on it, we were the ones that were wrong. Then there was an article a few weeks ago where an author paid by that site said that Windows deserved all criticism it gets, but don’t you criticize Apple, we should all “Give them a break” because they try really hard, and they deserve to be praised for what they have done. I stopped commenting there long ago; although I have received mail from some friends from there that tell me that anyone who does comment positively towards Microsoft are immediately told by a few that they are me posting under different handles (nice to see I still live in their heads rent free). And don’t forget, the Neowin motto is “where unprofessional journalism looks better” – and every time they go off on one of their rants about Win8, pushing their sponsor’s products because Win8 is so “broken” (their word, not mine), they refer back to that motto. I have not commented at Neowin for many months, have no plans to, and I only read there once in a long while.

          • Usman Mohammad

            1) Comment about his professionalism out the window and then look at Malcom Williams’ comment

            2)Again, read the comment (and the one too JameSB) and actually understand the context.

            3)Neowin shows two sides of the coin, you need have a devils advocate to show balance. You may have though Windows 8 was great but to everyday lay people and techies who didn’t want to learn how to use Windows 8, saw it as broken. They report on the news first, anything opinionated is labeled as an editorial, which is the difference between this site which mixes personal feelings of the author into the news article.

            4) My comment

            Will I be getting a PS4? Yes, will I be envy of Xbox users and Titanfall? Probably not, considering that being a gamer, I currently have 3 Xbox 360s, 1 PS3, a Wii U, a launch 3DS, 3DS XL, PSP 2000, PS Vita, gaming PC (running 8 since ages) and likely to have a PS4 by then. So even if I do have a PS4, I can still play Titanfall on either the 3 other 360s or just get it on PC (which is likely to run better than the Xbox One anyway).

            The reason why I didn’t mention this earlier, is because I really shouldn’t have to. I got to see the responses and it’s the same result: what this site (and it’s sister site WMPowerUser and Pradeep) seem to forget is that there isn’t just black or white, there are many options inbetween.

            Lets just assume that people only had to option of owning a PS4 or Xbox One or PC. Then it’s an investment people have made and are happy with. So why must an author jump to conclusions in a news article (not an editorial) about consumers of the competitors products? To me it just makes him look stupid because when I read that line, it (to me) shows desperation in trying to justify a product, when it shouldn’t bother the author of what people purchase.

            (It may matter to the readers that look at the comments, but that’s a whole different scenario).

          • nohone

            And I now take back my claim that WPCentral does not make such comments in their articles. Right now they have an article with the title “Call of Duty Ghosts to run at 720p; future looks bleak for Xbox One.” Doesn’t sound unbiased to me.

    • nohone

      We now know who the whiny Sony fanboy is

      • Malcolm Williams

        how is that related to any sense of bias toward sony?

      • Usman Mohammad

        You’ve disregarded a valid point and automatically assumed that I’m a fanboy of company B.

        • nohone

          Point us to your web site, and let us pick it apart for bias. I don’t recall anywhere there being a claim that this is a serious journalistic web site reporting hard-hitting investigative journalism. I am just tired of the whiny anti-Microsoft people who decide if anything is said that is not 100% positive towards Apple/Google/Sony/etc then it means the web site is launching an attack against one of those companies while seemingly trying to protect Microsoft.
          Of course, I could go to 100s of Sony web sites, and read invented rumor after invented rumor about how the Xbox One will spy on you and eat your children, but don’t question those rumors because Microsoft has not denied them and so they must be true. And then there was one guy here who claimed that if Microsoft does deny such rumors, then the rumors must be true because they would not deny them if they were. But I don’t see you going out there and telling those sites to stop. But I do see you justifying naming it XBone, whining whenever rumors about POS4 (if you can call it XBone…) are posted, and going out of your way to make sure that we know how great the POS4 is while knocking the Xbox One with every chance you get.
          So in other words, if you don’t like getting called out, man up and deal with it.

          • Malcolm Williams

            dude…transference much?

          • nohone

            I don’t go to Sony fan web sites, and talk about how much the PS4 sucks, how great the Xbox One is, and then whine about how the Sony fan web sites are not catering to me by not falling lock-step with my thoughts and opinions about PS4/X1. But that is exactly what Usman is doing. You can pretend to be my therapist and talk about transference and so on, but the ones who are truly disturbed are the ones that feel they need to go onto websites like this to troll, just as Usman has done.

          • Malcolm Williams

            But he hasn’t trolled… he hasn’t said one bad thing about Microsoft at all.

            The only thing he said is the author exhibited bias. And that was bias.

            Your issues with other sites downing Microsoft has nothing to do with the writing style of the author.

            Everyone has their bias when it comes to anything. Granted and that’s fine. But the bias here is pretty overt and rampant. It almost makes it a chore to visit when readers see this:

            Yet another reason which PS4 buyers will envy on Xbox users!

            If you were planning to buy a Sony PS4, then this is a bad news for you.

            It’s honestly ridiculous. I don’t see this on Android Police, Android Central, Windows Phone Central, and several other sites.

          • nohone

            So calling it XBone over and over, jumping through hoops to justify it is not trolling?

            But you are right, this site is a horrible place that treats non-Microsoft companies horribly. I am going to stop reading here and read only MacRumors.com, TUAW.com, PSU.com (playstation universe), psxextreme.com, AndroidCentral.com, and any other forum I can find that is not devoted to Microsoft products. And of course, if they post one single article that has the slightest tone of negativity towards Microsoft and does not post pro-Microsoft articles, then I am going to demand that they change the article. Because I have delicate feelings, and them not being nice to Microsoft upsets me. I assume that when they are biased, then you will be right there with me, fighting the good fight, because bias will not be tolerated. The bias on those sites must end now!

          • Malcolm Williams

            well good luck with that mission in life :) waste of time for me

          • nohone

            In other words, you will only bitch and complain because there is one web site that does not worship Apple/Google/Sony, and make it your life mission to get those web sites to stop their heresy. But when it is time for you to personally not be biased and complain to sites that are biased against Microsoft, then you cannot be bothered with it. We understand.

          • Malcolm Williams

            The only person that is bringing other corporations or site information about the “whole” woe is Microsoft here to this discussion is you.

            You’d be surprised – not many sites are biased against Microsoft. Most call it how it is. And lots of work still needs to be done.

            But it also has to be for other software companies

          • Usman Mohammad

            I just stopped at anti-Microsoft because you’re just jumping to conclusions.

      • Guest

        Whiny fanboy…Pot meet Kettle

        • nohone

          Again, I don’t recall asking you. And why don’t you stop being a little coward and post with a real name instead of Guest. We know who you are, so post with your real account.

  • Addikti

    How can I live with this envy? It’s so overwhelming!!! :(

  • etios

    LOL at all the Butthurt PSfail fanboys crying rivers, oh it will come to PS4, it will come later dudebro was all they claimed and look at their butthurt comments now.

  • BIAS

    I was buying the One anyway, but not for this. Its the one, the only exclusive that can keep me on Xbox: HALO.

  • reKitab

    (;…until “Uncharted” is no longer exclusive to…:)