February 12th 2014 4:32 pm PT

Catch Up On the Big Titanfall News Day

With just under a month away from Titanfall, the stream of info on the game just went into overdrive. First, Xbox Wire met with Respawn to document the journey of Titanfall from the earliest days of the studio:

Then the team went hands-on with the upcoming beta to share what you should expect:

BTW, you *did* sign up for the beta, didn’t you?

Meanwhile, media who recently got their hands on Titanfall released their impressions today. Take a look at some pieces that delve into classes, game types, and what the game feel like in general. Some good reading here:

Combat evolved: ‘Titanfall’ is the first real next-gen shooter - The Verge

Why Titanfall will be my next big gaming obsession – Destructoid

Prepared For Titanfall: 3 Hours With The Beta: My new best friend, the Titan – IGN

In-Depth Hands-On with the Titanfall Beta for Xbox One – Attack of the Fanboy

Comparing Titanfall’s futuristic warriors: Pilots vs. giant robots (preview) – Venturebeat

Titanfall is friendly, complex, thrilling and borrows wisely not from first-person shooters – Polygon

Titanfall hands-on preview: Surprisingly deep robot-on-robot violence – PC World

Massive mechs! Free running! Fun! Eight reasons why you should beg, borrow or steal a Titanfall beta key – Mirror

Titanfall: watch us play Attrition from the Xbox One beta – Shacknews

Titanfall preview: sci-fi warfare in crumbling futuristic cityscapes - The Guardian

Titanfall video preview – burn ‘dem mechs – Joystiq

We’ve got a positively immense amount of Titanfall coverage planned over the next 4 weeks, including deeper dives into the game’s features, and the all-important answers to your burning Titanfall questions. In the meantime, sign up for the beta, and we hope to see you out there this weekend!

BTW: You did pre-order Titanfall right?

Update: Are you craving a Titanfall ringtone/message notification for your device? I’ve got you covered here:

Titanfall, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Chris

    I’d like to see more critical reviews instead of the usual “best game ever” type. I’m excited for it, but I know it’s not perfect. Lets hear the nit-picking!

    • Tyler Ferguson

      that will come when the full game is out, and reviewers finally get to play and review the full game, outside of a beta

    • avi

      if the game really is that great, why would you expect more critical impressions? it’s not as if people are going to be critically negative to the game when there’s not much to criticize.
      I’ve played the game and all I can say is that it’s up there and even surpasses, in many cases, the likes of halo, cod, and battlefield.

      really cannot wait for the beta and the full release.

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Haha you underestimate gaming journalism, if we can even call it that. Since this game has been pretty much widely acclaimed as an amazing game there will always be a few sites that will find completely insignificant things to “nit-pick” as chris put it and give the game a bad score just to use as click bait for their site. It’s sad.

    • Denverdood

      Its won a load of awards before its even ready. Beta can be buggy but also maybe its almost done and they are checking how servers handle loads of users? Checking for exploits from users?

      I signed up for my key, fingers crossed.

    • BlinkFandango

      Uh, there is some nitpicking out there if you really look for it:

      - One guy said on IGN the Titan only mode was a little boring since his Titan usually got destroyed within the first 30 seconds and he spent the rest of the game on foot and even then the games were really short.

      - Also, if you want to complain about it the current beta res is only 792p on the Xbox One. Not a big issue since everyone is saying the game is amazing and people are realizing that gameplay is more import than pixels.

      - Another criticism I’ve heard from multiple sites include that the AI are too dumb and are kind of boring, only serving to cut down time till your Titan drops.

      - Someone said they wished that they could customize the look of the Titans as well as the abilities. Not a real criticism I guess, but something they could look into.

      - Again, not sure if this is really a criticism, but someone said it might be hard initially for CoD vets to get used to jetpacking and wallrunning, they are so used to running along the ground a lot. I’m sure since they haven’t had a lot of time with the game that is definitely the case, but once it is released and people have played it for a while I don’t think this will be an issue for long.

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Lol just because a guy sucks and has his titan destroyed early on should that count as a criticism of the game overall? I thinks not lol. Also I’m glad the bots difficulty isn’t ramped up, it gives the less skilled players a chance to contribute for their team, it’s really win win because the more skilled players will be taking on the people that match their skill level.. Also we have no idea whether you can customize the look of your titan or not yet, this is only a beta and most of the customization features are not included. Id say it’s very likely you will be able to customize the look of your titan just like you can do with your pilot. Last but not least I’m glad cod vets might have a tough time adjusting off the hop as it will give everyone a fair shot at becoming a top player.. The problem with cod games for newbies is its very hard for them to jump in these days as most people have been playing the series for so long and the games are practically identical year after year so people start out on a much higher skill level than others.

  • Jeremy Sutherland

    There’s already a ton of people playing the beta based on what I see
    on Upload on Xbox One. When you click ‘Play this game’ it takes you to
    the beta screen to download the best but it says ‘unavailable’. The
    download for the beta is 4.88 GB. Got it pinned already. Man, I can’t
    wait to play this game!

  • Matthew Butler

    Titanfall at 792p? …..

  • Jamel McCoy

    I really need to get xbox one and HDTV.

    • Riddick Snipes

      You will only need a 720p HDTV.

      • Sanpei

        Rofl !

      • HGamer

        Technically, X1 can upscale the graphics to 1080p when outputting to TV. So a 1080p HDTV does make a difference.

        You should think of some other way to mock the 720p issue.

        • Riddick Snipes

          I would think of another way, but their pretty much all been taken. And FYI 720p games look better on a 720p TV than a 1080p.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Theyre* go back to school, moron. I can see why you’re not so smart though, all of your time is wasted posting troll idiotic comments on majornelsons blog.

          • bill

            Riddicks posts should say I’m butt hurt this won’t be on my ps4. At least that’s how I translated them.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Haha most definitely dude. It’s sad how many playstation gamers will try to find anything they can to justify not buying an xbox no matter how retarded they sound. I’m glad I don’t have such silly bias and buy both consoles. Next month is going to be great for me! Titanfall AND infamous second son! So a great online multiplayer and a great open world single player! Best of both worlds with no retarded fanboy delusions.

          • Will Muscat

            I haven’t picked up a PS4 due to wanting to buy as many X1 exclusives as possible in the first 12months, however Infamous second son is a great reason to eventually get one.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Yeah for sure man. The wife got me my ps4 for xmas so I ended up having both :) I’ve only bought killzone on ps4 so far though.. I play all the multiplat games on my Xbox One because I’m more of a Xbox fan.. actually I’m a huge xbox gamer. I just can’t miss out on the great exclusives ps4 is going to have as well.

  • Steve

    Is anything different in the beta that wasn’t already shown in the Alpha? Ie: graphics?

  • Sanpei

    At least 792p is better than 720p..

  • ilovegoogleglass

    Every pixel counts :P

  • Will Muscat

    Been playing the beta today, love it and it’s a heap of fun. Even without local servers, the lag is minimal and it doesn’t have any negative impact on the gameplay.

    As for those moaning about 720p, ‘Gamers’ put enjoyment before resolution.

    • Riddick Snipes

      I have put enjoyment before resolution, but that was with last generation.

      • Nick Peck

        Good so you won’t be here to annoying us this next gen then? :p

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Really though. He’s a troll idiot literally every comment he posts that I read, I end up losing a few brain cells lol

          • Nick Peck

            Yah I feel robbed of of some are my braind cells two… (oh man look, it’s really messing me up!! :p). Yah I have noticed and will now just ignore.

      • Will Muscat

        I hope you continue to do the same this generation, otherwise you’re set to miss some great games.

    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      Hey you actually got a beta invite that early? It isn’t supposed to start until the 14th.. or do you have a special invite?

      • bill

        Some places exame gamestop got codes for each employee. I know this for a fact.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Haha well aren’t they lucky! Lol sometimes I wish I could quit my career and just get a job at game stop and just live with no responsibilities except for gaming haha.. sadly, a months pay at game stop wouldn’t even pay my mortgage hahahah

      • Will Muscat

        I got mine via EB Games (Aussie version of Gamestop) due to being a level 4 member, also got one from EA as part of All Age Gaming (website)

        Hopefully you get one shortly, tho won’t be able to game with you as the lag would be insane.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Wow you got 2? Would it be possible to get the other code from you? I know it’s a long shot but I just really want to take part in the beta so bad!

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          Also, I would totally give you a code back if I ended up getting sent one to my email. I just always have super bad luck with closed betas. I’ve never gotten in one yet!

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      i still play donkey kong on colleco for that exact reason

    • BlinkFandango

      Plus it is 792p so suck on that… =).

  • evilfangs .

    Hopefully I get a email about Beta.

    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      Haven’t got mine yet either :/ those fkers better send me one! Lol

  • Elan Gabriel

    You’re making a rookie mistake of over hyping this game… It feels as you’re shoving it down our throat. If the game is good, it’ll succeeded regardless. For me, when someone is trying to tell me something is awesome, it’s because he doesn’t believe that I would come to this conclusion by myself.

    • Nick Peck

      Guess what? It’s only bothering you if you bother to look at it and read about it. The game has a beta coming out this week and is only a few weeks away from release, why wouldn’t they talk about it and show new stuff from it to hype it up a bit? Every major game release does this. I see a ton of second son stuff leaking out as of late too….

      Do you not understand how a business works?

      • Elan Gabriel

        Yes, but [I think] they’re over-doing it. Maybe it’s cool for the 14 years old kids, but for me it’s annoying. I can’t stop hearing about this game since E3. Titanfall this, Titanfall that. Some cheesy lines as “Meet the titans”. “The event of the year” blah blah. Titanfall – the controller! Titanfall – the Collector’s edition!

        Don’t get me wrong, it seems like a fun game, and I’ll check it out – but why do they need all of the Drama. They’re acting as it’s their biggest bet of the X1, and pushing it hard to make it succeed. It’s not a good sign, for me. (think “Duke Nukem Forever”). Having said that, maybe that’s the way to promote a product in the US market…

        • Nick Peck

          Advertising works different around the world for sure. They way they are promoting this game is every so often you get a new screen or tidbit of info, that way the game is more in the front of your mind than in the back. They don’t want you forgetting about it.

          It’s always like this, at least here in the US anyways. I don’t think it’s been to much, but then again I have been excited to learn more about it since E3. However, I do understand what you mean though. If you want to get really annoyed by advertsiments, listen to the US’s horrible radio while driving lol. Here in OH 100.7 has some of the worst commercials that make me want to rip my stereo out and toss it out onto the road :p

    • bill

      I played the alpha. It deserves all the excitement and then some. 6v6 is perfect anymore and it would be too much.

  • Viby Slim

    why no 360 beta?

    • evilfangs .

      Different developer working on the 360 version and it’s delayed.

  • DToyz

    Looking forward to playing this game with friends. OH no hang on its only 6v6 i forgot

    • Nick Peck

      Which is more than enough. I like smaller player counts personally. BF is fun, but can get rather boring and annoying at times with so many people. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some BF4 but I do prefer smaller / med sized maps like CoD, so Titanfall will fit right in.

      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Probably just another fanboy trying to bash a game they’ve never played.

        • Nick Peck

          Per the usual lol :D

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            You get a beta invite yet man?

          • Nick Peck

            Nope :( Sure hope I do though, I usually am lucky with getting into betas.. so my fingers are crossed :p Hope you get in as well.

          • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

            Hell yeah! I hope some of that luck rubs off on me then lol. I signed up for Warface last week didn’t get in :/ be sweet if we both got in, I wonder if we’d be able to get in the same game. I’m gonna throw on some ghosts in a bit I think… just finishing up working on a quote for work.. if you’re on ill fire off an invite

          • Nick Peck

            Ok. I know I’ll be on later for sure. Ya I hope we get that email, I will bring my XBO into work and make better use of my dual screen setup by playing Titanfall on one and having my “work” on the other… cough… yah sounds good!

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone got their beta code yet?

    • MobileVortex

      Should start getting them tomorrow.

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        the website says feb 17th i think ?

        • MobileVortex

          It says if your goign to get one you will get it by the 17th. They start giving them out on the 14th will keep sending them in waves all weekend and will stop on the 17th.

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    Those game mode look very fun. I’m happy that it is 6v6 as it can be really a competitive team base game with actually good mix of strategy and speed/precision.

    How many map announce yet ? I wonder if different mode let you play in different map area or is it always at large. I wish the map are huge enough so that people don’t always use the same path

  • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

    6 vs 6 does feel like a last gen choice to me, I’m concerned. Of course I’ll buy the game and play it before I decide, I have been looking forward to this game from Respawn for quite some time now.

    • BlinkFandango

      Did you watch any of the videos? Having more than 6 mechs on each team on the field would be ridiculous. That’s 12 mechs, plus 12 people making it already 24 player, plus they have all the cannon fodder AI. Don’t worry about the 6 v 6, the only person I heard complain about the lack of players said he was playing a game with less than 6 v 6. As long as the games stay full, you’ll be fine.

      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I have watched the videos and they look really good. I’m excited about the game! Still concerned about AI filling out the roster though. Wondering why maps just couldn’t have been bigger.

        Of course I can’t know why they made the choices they made until I’ve actually played the game. I’m just hoping that it isn’t just COD with mechs. I guess I’ll find out on the 11th.

        • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

          I can 100% assure you it is not cod with mechs bro! Did you sign up for the beta? You might not have to wait til the 11th! The game is incredible. I’m very bored with the cod formula of fps but this is a totally fresh and new feel to competitive multiplayer ! I’m not one of the gamers who puts in hundreds of hours into fps multiplayer games like a lot of people do.. it just gets too repetitive and boring for me.. but this game is definitely going to stay in my rotation for a long time to come.. The vertical feel to the maps is so different, there’s definitely a learning curve but once you’re used to it, the vertical build of the game is insane. It’s not just run run shoot kill die start again… Theres so much more to it and from my experience lifespans are much longer. Thats one thing that drives me crazy in cod.. I can’t play as a camper or just sit in one spot and snipe I find it so boring, the only way I can enjoy it is to run and gun.. but if you do this you know yourself it’s only a matter of time before before you get killed from behind… This game fixes a lot of that. Good luck to the guys trying to sit and scope people because they’re moving so fast and in so many different directions it’s not a great strategy at all.

          • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

            I hope you’re right Xbox One really needs this game to be awesome.
            I mean, I’m going to buy it just based on who made it, so I’m hoping for the best.

  • Lucky13X

    “PREPARE for Titanfall.” I want this as a T-shirt. *goes searching*

  • Dylan

    What happened to the Q&A about TitanFall from last week? We never got the answers to some really good community questions on here.

 

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