Was Titanfall destined for PlayStation greatness?

By Matt Tran - Feb 19, 2014

Titanfall will launch as an Xbox exclusive in March which will be a big boost for Microsoft; however was the first person shooter originally destined for PlayStation greatness? A discovery has been made in the Titanfall beta code which suggests it was also considered on Sony’s PS3 and PS4 platforms.

The code was located by a user on the NeoGAF forums and hints that Titanfall was being developed for the PlayStation but was seemingly scrapped in the early stages. The file code clearly shows the PS3 presence, whether Titanfall was also being produced for the PS4 is debatable. It is near on impossible that the game will be launched on Sony’s platform; however a potential Titanfall 2 may well do.

According to Slashgear, when asked if they were making games for the PS4, Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella confirmed that they certainly were but with the exception of the first Titanfall. The developer then left a small tease by saying that we will all have to wait for a certain amount of months until the second one.

Titanfall runs off of the ‘Source’ game engine, which Respawn’s software engineer Richard Baker claimed that was a familiar system their designers used. Source apparently worked well with the Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same time, maintaining a consistent rate of 60 frames per second. The team wanted the engine to run on the PS3 as it was the riskiest current gen platform, ironically the sudio then stopped supporting the PS3.

Would you have enjoyed Titanfall on the PS3 and PS4, will you buy an Xbox just so that you can play the game?

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  • Josh101

    Well, they did word exclusivity very sneakily. “Titanfall will be exclusive for the life of the title.” Interestingly, the ESRB rates “Game of the Year” edition games as brand new games, they also have a new SKU. Since they include all the DLC’s and expansions they are deemed a new game. Soo by definition they are a completely different game from the base game. I would put my money on this game coming to the PS4. But this is a moot point, I would never pay $60 for an online only game. That’s a horrible investment, those servers will not stay up forever. They will eventually be re-allocated to the next big hit. More than likely Titanfall 2.

  • WTS

    Re$pawn=M$ – I think you are missing the point, with the game also being released on the 360, which already has a huge installed base and thus will likely sell well on this platform too.
    The 2:1 ratio you mention must be of serious concern to MS, though. There aren’t too many exlcusives out that will buck this trend, but at least there is always Call of Duty XXXV.

  • Re$pawn=M$

    No game is worth AUD 650. They were obviously seduced by MS overtures and a big bag of cash. i hope it was a lot considering they have ignored the platform that is outselling the platform they chose by roughly 2:1. What’s next from Respawn? A Wii U exclusive? Haha. Respawn therefore will not last long, but, hey, I think they will have made enough such that the owners won’t be going hungry any time soon. I just hope that MS do not use all that extra money made by selling an inferior console at $100 extra to buy more exclusives. I hope that is not what is holding up Fallout 4. But even Fallout 4 would not be worth AUD 650.

    • Jimmy_Jangle

      Given the fact that Respawn is made up of former Infinity Ward members who made the best COD game, I’d be willing to bet a lot of people will go for it.

      By the way, kudos on the $ thing there. Must fill you with pride to know you’re like Sony: Not very innovative, but consistent at least….