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Was Titanfall destined for PlayStation greatness?

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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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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