Titanfall "most likely" won't have cross-platform play

Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella says Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC players unlikely to be able to play together.

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Respawn Entertainment's upcoming online shooter Titanfall will "most likely" not feature cross-platform play, cofounder Vince Zampella has told GameSpot.

The decision was borne of a desire to keep the playing fields level, he said.

"Most likely not," Zampella said in response to a question of the possibility of cross-platform play. "I don't think it's locked yet, but to me, I'd like to keep it segregated so there's no advantage or disadvantage."

Titanfall launches during spring 2014 only for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's interview with Zampella below.

Discussion

219 comments
quakke
quakke

Ofcourse it will not have cross-platform play, because this is already a dumbed down console CoD. It would just be ridiciolously easy for PC players to own in this kinda bullshit.

Personally i just want to see this kinda bullshit games die already and luckily it's happening right now. So yeah, not interested about this game the slightest bit. Just came here to lay down the facts.

DigiRave
DigiRave

console owners constantly bitch about how accurate you can be with a controller. I say this game should be cross-platform, we give them what they want. :)

SLO-gamer
SLO-gamer

How can idiots that buy Xbox ONE even play against PC guys ?? :D

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

At leas tlet 360 and One users play together. I'll play them on 360 and brag about my PS4.

CptJohnnyRico
CptJohnnyRico

well we all know why PC and xbox wont be cross platform because PC will win every time because of superior controls, so thats not a surprise.

edinko
edinko

Well fair enough. Gamepad players would be wiped out instantly cause there is no way a good pad player can win even with a mediocre M+K player in a shooter except luck of course. Its just not possible.Fast precise controls against slow, sluggish unprecise.

NOte I am not saying PC or console cause there are pad players on pc and sometimes M+K players on the PS3 of course.

Would make sense at least make a crossplatform but with the same control mehtod

eesounds
eesounds

There are distinct differences when playing on a XBOX or PC consisting of, but not limited to, controller, internet connection, servers, how the game is played, one version being ported....the list goes on. 

I am happy and agree with the decision to not have cross-platform play. As a side note, I think any Windows' games should always be 'cross-platform' with MAC but never with consoles. 

The difference between a controller and a mouse/keyboard combo are enough of a difference alone. The games I have played on console then PC are much difference in style and performance. 

Hard decisions must be made in creating and releasing a game, especially on multi-platforms. The decision to not have cross-platform play is a smart easy choice though. 

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Where is this advantage coming from?

Is it mouse+keyboard versus controller that is the problem?

If so, then allow cross-platform play only when the PC user is using a controller.

eluna25
eluna25

PC version will do better, i own console too but none of console fps game could feel high satisfaction after i'm play. seriously not joke, major reason most of time i'm over move. 10 time there is 2-5 time happen like that.


first time i try make me go crazy and throw the controller. almost 6 year i'm keep practicing but still not result i want. even i saw a person who use to be play fps on console, most of time also over aim abit.

cscarnell
cscarnell

The Xbox One/PS4 could easily support mouse and keyboard if they bothered to do it.

ArataWata
ArataWata

Just gonna wait for the inevitable PS4 version or get the PC version.

the13stuff
the13stuff

Already read elsewhere that this was likely to come to the PS4 from a dev.

RoachRush
RoachRush

There will be like, ten people worldwide playing this game once it's released. All because of XB1 crappy policies.

Kraken422
Kraken422

As a console gamer I've never suggested that a console controller is more or as precise as keyboard and mouse. Do people actually claim this or are PC gamers just trying to one up console gamers?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

"The decision was borne of a desire to keep the playing fields level, he said."

I want to see the first company that says, "You know what... FUCK IT!! If PC gamers want to prove how much better mouse and keyboard are, and Console gamers want to say 'yeah, right', LET'S DO IT! We'll spend the money to set up enough servers and offer gamers the choice if they would like to play vs Consoles only, PC only, or Consoles and PC's together."

BTW, in this dream world I'm living in, I've won the lottery, and would also be willing to use some of my $458 million to fund the project.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Because, as usual, the keyboard mousers would obliterate the controller users.

Shooters aren't meant to be played on consoles, you fools!

AshTrai
AshTrai

Has any xbox game ever been cross-platform combatible?? 

shruteshkumar
shruteshkumar

Lolz Bioshock Infinite with a M&KB, using only a PISTOL for most of the game;

Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, Headshot, ..

Game is already over? Awww :(

Point is that many games are DESIGNED with the controller in mind (does not apply to Titanfall coz its MP ofc); enemies move slower, stand still for longer amounts of time, do not strafe around and attack from the back, etc.. all in order for people using controllers to line up their shots.

When one of these games is played with a KB&M, it becomes ridiculously easy irrespective of the 'difficulty' level. 

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

have controller only servers and kb n mouse only servers .... 

really hate how we got people playing console games and pc games with different types of controls

malokevi
malokevi

"titanfall will cause your face to project sludge in all possible directions because of its awesomeness"

Feel free to quote me on that when your face is gushing sludge.

Slagar
Slagar

I wouldn't want console vs PC with cross-platform play because PC users would have a huge advantage, but I see no reason why 360, PS3, XB1, PS4 couldn't all play together reasonably fairly, if the game developer made the versions more or less identical.

That said, even then, I guess there are a lot of variables involved, so I'd understand if they didn't.

(Yes, I realise this isn't announced for PS, but just in general).

PaulSabian
PaulSabian

they can't do crossplatform because console users will always loose, u can't compare high end laser mouse like Razer for example to crappy controlller: i played left 4 dead and Spec-ops the line on console , multiplayer turned into a nightmare for me i was always loosing.


valknight
valknight

@edinko I play both pc and xbox, but I think that the controllers are better, mouses can lag.. 

edinko
edinko

@Hvac0120 HUGE advantage. Or better said M+K feels natural for this type of game while the pad is like you would move your rifle in a barrel of oil and walk thorugh a swamp. NOt an exact comparison of course but there is literally an abysmal difference in speed and precision

Falconoffury
Falconoffury

@Kraken422 FPS games on console typically have aim assist. FPS games on PC never do, unless they are a lazy port from the consoles. That should answer your question. 

robybaggio
robybaggio

@FallenOneX 

We did with Shadowrun. Best online shooter ever. I used to love owning PC players on it.

hp2110
hp2110

@Slagar even if they did figure it out, I wouldn't want to hear a war about consoles in every game I joined into

shruteshkumar
shruteshkumar

@PaulSabian Infrared mice now, with DPI adjustments on the fly and extra buttons for reload and throw grenade ;)

DigiRave
DigiRave

@valknight @edinko lol, its your sensitivity settings, your computer specs, your connection speed, or you just plain suck! - Mice don't lag.

edinko
edinko

@valknight @edinko Wrong. Controllers are slow and sluggish unprecise for this type of game. Its not rocket science. IT wouldn't need autoaim if the controller method wouldn't be awful for this type of game. They are just comfortable to hold but there is neither any skill involved in this type of game nor any skill needed

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@edinko But the devs could program the game to recognize PC players who are using a controller and match them up; having some checks involve to make sure the PC player cannot switch to M+K after a game is started.

I would just like to see cross-play become a more popular service for games. 

I played Final Fantasy XI on my PS2 with PC players. It doesn't have the competition-based gameplay of an FPS, but it is something that has made me crave for more compatibility across platforms.

It's probably just not worth the time and resources needed to resolve the many cross-platform issues that come up.

Kraken422
Kraken422

@Falconoffury @Kraken422 I know that. It's the only way console shooters work. My question was more whether there are any console gamers delusional enough to think that controllers are better or do PC gamers just like showing off their better peripherals? In the rest of the comments there's a lot of PC gamers speaking as if there is a debate about which is better, does such a debate even exist?

edinko
edinko

@robybaggio @FallenOneX Funny you mention Shadowrun can as you can google easily enough that was the project that stopped cross play cause the console players were completely trashed. And I mean good pad players were destroyed by mediocre M+K playesr with no chance of winning except luck

DigiRave
DigiRave

@valknight No, that's not what I'm saying, don't try manipulating my words, that's something an intellectually small person will do. What I said was "Mice don't lag," plain and simple. Paying more for a computer does not give you advantage, everything mentioned was just the standard requirements. If you suck, buying expensive equipment is not going to change that. SKILL MATTERS. You are responsible for it being up to par for whatever game you want to play on it, you are responsible for your internet connection, etc. no one is just going to give you those, just like no one is going to give you a console needed to play the game on either. So if you suck, blame it on YOUR own incompetence, not some "disadvantage," that you happened to inflict on yourself.  Do not blame being worse on your equipment or other people  having an "advantage" because they actually decided to purchase systems that meet requirements, that's something a really small person will do.

valknight
valknight

So what you are saying is that different computers could have different advantages, the better (more expensive) equipment can make u better? On a console we are all "limited" to the same equipment, so skill makes all the difference!

Zaktaru
Zaktaru

@edinko @valknight Erm...not to be THAT guy, but what if, hypothetically, the devs allowed Mouse and Keyboard support for console versions?

edinko
edinko

@Hvac0120 @edinko That's exactly what I suggested but in a different part of the comment section:)

its not whther PC or console. Even Pc players with pad should be playing just with pad players on pc or console

DigiRave
DigiRave

@FallenOneX @Kraken422  some people also claim to be gods of halo, etc, and how they rule online. I don't think online games use aim assist. If they are so confident in their "skills," I say give them cross-platform.

Fanible
Fanible

@Kraken422 @Falconoffury I don't think console gamers generally believe this.  I think they just generally don't know.  I play on both console and PC, but when my friends who only play consoles ask why I prefer and typically only play FPS games on PC, I answer because the controls are more precise and I feel handicapped trying to play with an analog controller.  This always confuses them as they have no idea what I'm talking about.  The idea of even attempting to use a mouse and keyboard for games in general is a bewildering idea to them.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Kraken422 @Falconoffury I think the problem is over generalization. Yes, it may be true that keyboard and mouse is more accurate, but that doesn't automatically mean that everyone that plays with such a setup is automatically better than a console player. Scrubs come in all shapes and forms. It's like the guy that thinks that just because he beat a fighting game on the hardest level, that he will dominate the online arena.

ltsJoeMama
ltsJoeMama

@AshTrai @ltsJoeMama 

It was sort of like TF2. It came out back in 07.

Lost Planet and Universe at War: Earth Assault were also cross platform. Those are off the top of my head, but I think those 3 are the only ones.