Titanfall for Xbox 360 will be a "first-class experience," Microsoft says

Upcoming past-gen version of multiplayer shooter from Bluepoint Games will "play great," according to Yusuf Mehdi.

Just because we haven't seen much of the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall to date is not a reason to worry that the last-gen version of Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer shooter is going to be a second-rate experience, according to Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi.

Speaking with Polygon, Mehdi stressed that Titanfall for Xbox 360 must deliver a great experience because Microsoft's past-gen console has a far greater reach than the Xbox One right now, with more than 80 million consoles sold compared to 3 million for the Xbox One.

"I think we struck the right balance--it was Respawn, really, and the developer who struck the balance--which is, it will play great on Xbox 360," Mehdi said. "Believe me, we are thrilled about it. Xbox 360 is in, obviously, all the markets including the top 13 with Xbox One; we're in 48-plus markets for [Xbox 360]. For many markets, that will be the game. So, we've worked together to have that be a first-class experience."

"At the same time, on Xbox One you can get some of those extra features that set it apart, and there will be people who want to do that, and there will be enough encouragement to go," he added. "But it will be a great experience on Xbox 360."

Titanfall for Xbox 360 is currently in development at Bluepoint Games and will launch on March 25. The game was originally targeted to launch today alongside the Xbox One and PC versions, but EA delayed the game in early February so Bluepoint could "put the finishing touches on the game."

The game's $25 DLC season pass will be available for Xbox 360 players to purchase at launch. It includes access to three content packs, though it's unclear right now what these will contain.

For more on Titanfall, check out what the critics are saying.

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toecutter00
toecutter00

I don't think anyone expects it to look or play any different from XB1 Titanfall. It is running on a 12 year old engine and was initially being developed for the 360. So on March 25, people aren't going to be asking why the game is so inferior on the 360, they are going to be asking why their first "truly next gen game" is exactly the same experience on their 10 yr old, last gen console. The only reason it didn't ship on March 11 w the XB1 version is because M$ is hoping to sell more consoles and if people were certain they were getting the exact same experience on the 360, they wouldn't bother, which is precisely the reason why they have released zero screenshots or info for the 360 version of the game. When the hype machine has died down people are going to realise they just wasted $60 on a game that, as good as it is for what it does, has the barest of bones features, especially for a game whose sole focus is multiplayer. Next gen indeed.

oocracker
oocracker

as a ps3 user i was really lookin 4ward to this game on pc.. without a single player campaign? pass

shadow580
shadow580

Nothing to see here. Just angry nerds.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

Is it just me or does people for/asscoiated with Microsoft software seem to be talking out of their a$$ lately to save their system? I know Sony has had a rough past too, but this is just ridiculous the amount of defending they are doing with everything lately.

Sideways8_4ever
Sideways8_4ever

pretty soon, they will be selling titanfall doritos and titanfall mountain dew. pathetic

grove12345
grove12345

i will be totally confused is this looks just as good as the XB1 game.

I know360 is a beast (new MGS looks great on it) but come on next gen. 

kirk2n25
kirk2n25

Xbox One Version ≈ PC version > Xbox 360 version

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Well, 720p vs 792p? Not a big difference. The X360 owners will get the most for their money. Too bad for the XBoners who already got conned by Microsoft.


The X360 version of TF will be a sleeper....I am kind curious about it myself.

deathstream
deathstream

That second paragraph needs to be rewritten because it implies that Mehdi said that the Xbox One is still at 3 million units sold, which he did not.

constantcritic
constantcritic

Can't wait to buy it now!  No more reason to maybe, if I didn't have a PS4, to buy a One in a year or so if it's really going to be that good.


If I were MS, I would have delayed it 6 months, just so they could drive XBO sales.  Oh, well.  Good for me...

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

The 360 version will play almost exactly the same, and look only a little worse. That's the version most people will buy. Thy delayed it, hoping it I'll sell X1's, but that's not going to happen. Microsoft has a problem on their hands.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

If I were a X360 only owner and were looking to March 25, 2014, I already would have questioned the way MS is handling the marketing and promotion of TitanFall and how scarce news is on the web.  The bottom line is that you guys are the special force that will bring up the cash sales and then MS will somehow make some ridiculous gloat on how many copies were sold with some type of BS publicity stunt of an article.  I just hope they cater to you with patches, updates and not just leave you as a forgotten buyer.


Then on the other hand, having TF being made for X360 has "possibly" already stunted it growth as a complete XB1 full experience.  Although on the back of the XB1 case it cleary states "TitanFall is the First Next Gen Shooter"   Sorry but I don't actually find thatentirely true, nor is it really a 1st 100% devoted & built Next Gen Shooter although respawn will say otherwise.


4 years ago Respawn began pre-production with mulit consoles in mind then inked a deal and past it over to Bluepoint Games for them to take over the X360 side but we all know Respawn is the Big Boss on green or red lighting the final say and will most likey take part praise of positivity, and if negative they will say speak to Bluepoint games when regarding the X360 version. 

bourne714
bourne714

"Just because we haven't seen much of the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall to date is not a reason to worry that the last-gen version of Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer shooter is going to be a second-rate experience, according to Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi."

-I must have missed something because I didn't realize that anything at all had been shown of the 360 version. 

DemannameD
DemannameD

I'd say they had a major reason to shell the kind of money out that they did to make this game exclusive, mostly to keep people from comparing it on X1 vs PS4 vs 360... X1 is looking pretty weak in its first year.

DemannameD
DemannameD

It would be hilarious if it runs on the 360 at 1080p... Just saying.

Infinite_Access
Infinite_Access

"Delayed for development by EA".

More like... Delayed by M$ so they could pretend this version doesn't exist to sale Xbones. It's about time we got a damn screenshot or video.

darkrayne
darkrayne

Hold on a minute... if 360 is first class then it's clear proof this is a last gen game and the X1 version is a port.

Marky360
Marky360

Is there any video footage of the 360 version of this game yet? I really can't wait to see what this game looks like on the 360 I would like to know if Blupoint was able to port over most of the experience from the XB1 version with only a minor hit to graphical fidelity or did they have to sacrifice more to get it on the 360.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

I'll definitely grab this sometime soon. Last gen I owned a PS3 and Wii, but this gen I'll be owning a PS4, Wii U and 360, so I'll be lookin' into a lot of 360 titles I missed.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

it will be the same class experience, that's why the 2 week window.

lure the sheep into buying the $500 media box and then show them that the game is the same on the good old 360

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

You mean MS delayed the 360 version so they could try and eek out a few more Xbox One sales. Might sell a few but won't be a long lasting because of the PC and 360 versions.

kasendou
kasendou

Titanfall specced to 792p at launch.
Patch silently updates to 1080p.
Change goes unnoticed to vast majority of gamers until Microsoft points it out.

Wouldn't that be fun?

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

@toecutter00 When the side by side videos for Xbox One and 360 come out I have a feeling it's going to cause quite a stir in the gaming community. I can't wait to see this game look "EXACTLY" like the Xbox One version.

CUBAN0L0C0
CUBAN0L0C0

@oocracker  Deal with it. This game was built to be online only much the same way Left 4 Dead was. Yeah they could of added a single player bots only option to play the campaign but would you really want to? Much funner to play alongside actual intelligence (results may vary, etc.)

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

@oocracker Yea, I don't get it either. I was thinking of picking it up, but I'm going to pass as well. I still can't wait to see what the 360 version will look like though.

Biohazard4801
Biohazard4801

@ChiefFreeman  It did sell Xbox Ones. I've seen many people on reddit that went to buy the Titanfall bundle. So you cant say it is "not going to happen"

deathstream
deathstream

@ChiefFreeman  


Yes, an MS exclusive selling well is just a terrible thing for a company to have to deal with.  How will they cope with all that extra money?

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@DrKill09  Wait, was that a joke? Seriously? How would you feel if your family was on a missing flight? 



g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@DemannameD  Nah, it will 720p...with solid fps.....it might outdo the 792p with shaky fps on the XBone.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@DemannameD  I dunno, the 360 is known for freezing and billowing smoke out just trying to play Bully on it at 720p.

DemannameD
DemannameD

@darkrayne False... Considering how its being developed for the 360 by an outsourced studio that does ports... Crystal clear but not really... the fact that the "new" generation can't run the game at 1080p speaks volumes about how Clear the proof is right?

Biohazard4801
Biohazard4801

@Marky360  Nope, Respawn has said in their livestream that you will have your first look at the 360 version on the 25th

Marky360
Marky360

kasendou

Thats exactly what will happen. Fact of the matter is most of the ppl arguing over resolution can't even tell the damn difference.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@kasendou  I'd prefer, "Change goes unnoticed because it doesn't matter..." But that's just me.

MonstaTruk
MonstaTruk

What a VIVID imagination this young boy has! I'm sure you were the bees knees during campfires, am I right? :-D

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

He's probabky right, so story acting butthurt.

DemannameD
DemannameD

@shinjuki LOL... Xone is still only running it at a lower resolution for a "new" generation. You can use the word troll if you like... Doesn't change the fact that the 360 was running it's exclusives at 1080 most of the time.

DemannameD
DemannameD

@Marky360 if you can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080... I don't know what to tell you... Its not Night and Day but it could be Clear sky's vs Overcast at the very least... There is a pretty big difference of how they look the larger the Screen Size as well, with 1080p looking much sharper.