Titanfall requires day one update for physical copies

If you’re buying a physical copy of Titanfall, you’ll have to download a small update before you can start playing.

A physical copy of Titanfall will require you to download an 840MB day one patch before you can start playing, according to players who already have copies of the game.

It’s not too big of a patch (nothing compared to Dead Rising 3’s 13GB update), and you need to have a good internet connection to be playing Titanfall anyway, so it shouldn't delay you getting into the game for too long.

If you’re buying the game digitally, the patch will be included in the initial download.

Yesterday, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella said that if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a copy of Titanfall before its official release date, you can go ahead and play, as Respawn will not “stop or ban legit copies.”

Titanfall officially launches March 11 for Xbox One and PC. An Xbox 360 version—developed externally at Bluepoint Games—will arrive on March 25. Respawn confirmed this week that the game's DLC season pass will include three expansion packs and sell for $25.

For more on Titanfall, be sure to check out GameSpot's interview with Zampella from our new show The Lobby below.

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tightwad34
tightwad34

Why do you not give any reason for the update? Shouldn't that be one of the main points of the article? Guess I shouldn't give a shit seeing how this is Gamespot and you always do these kinds of things. And I always have wondered why you guys never mingle a bit with the people who help put money in your pockets. Maybe it's the bashing you get with all the questionable journalism and you are afraid to get more. Not saying you are bad people at all, just wonder why you don't try to interact with your community.

wallacom
wallacom

Really? A news article about an update on day one.

*Sigh*

cnx2022
cnx2022

I am also amazed how little gamers can learn from their history. Anyone remotely glimpsing news, would know that EA is NOT a company to be hurling money at these days.


3. Medal of Honor-pretty crappy game

2. Won Worst company of the Year award 3 consecutive times.

1. Totally over-hyped BF4 with all kinds of AMAZING trailers, and ads, only to be a totally bugged, net code fucked up, glitchy, half-assed made game which about 4 months later, is still far from being "fixed".



And to think people are now running to throw more money at EA. 


/SIGH/

cnx2022
cnx2022

It is hyped. And nothing can be done about masses going out to buy this. Many will have to learn the hard way, that we can no longer afford to simply get hyped about stuff just like that.


It does need to be noted that after Titan Fall comes out, a new hyped game will be in the works. I believe it is part of the business. As "gaming" sites, these places must always be "excited" for whatever new game is coming out.  But we all know that (of course) money is involved, and ad money is always a win-win situation for both publishers and gaming sites.

seanwil545
seanwil545

I never thought I'd see the day of disposable games (planned obsolescense), yet here we are. With users not being able to host their own servers (even P2P) and no single player...there will come a day when Titanfall just won't work anymore.

Sure, it might years off, but the option to simply fire the game up purely for nostalgia won't be there in its current form. 

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

I do believe Titanfall is a pile of steaming overhyped trash. That being said, what doesn't these days require a day one patch. And, given Titanfall is an online-only game, I don't see the problem.

robertle519
robertle519

I love the how that is just targeting physical copy as the source when really if you buy the game in general either digital or physical copy their still going to be updates other wise it wouldn't make any since what so ever

Fenixx
Fenixx

We're going to start getting news articles now about having to download an update?  What's next, an in-depth guide on how to insert the disc into the machine?  I'm sure some idiot out there has tried shoving one into the HDMI port.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

still have a sour taste after I pre-ordered BF4 last year on the PC which ran like crap at launch and was pached properly after several weeks. With so many solid shooters on the market I would highly advise not to pre-order anything that has been overhyped especially not Titanfall.

Daveof89
Daveof89

I wonder how many people are going to buy this game and realize it's online only...

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

News just in, before you can open the titanfall cd case there is a plastic wrapper that can be tricky to get into

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

500GB gets less and less with each game.....

Avalanched
Avalanched

Almost Every Game I've put into my 360 updates before I start playing for the first time. Why would this be any different?

nerdman67
nerdman67

Looks like every game requires a day one update these days.
Remember when devs finished games before they released them?


mikebell1983
mikebell1983

The way I see it, when you put out a day one patch before the game releases, it means your game wasnt finished in the first place. Thats nearly a 1 gig patch. You guys might wanna wait a few days b4 throwing EA your money.

Hydroze
Hydroze

See I had some interest in Titan, for the 360 since I'm still waiting a while before I make the move to next get, but with all the constant bombardment of hype and news on it makes me care less about this game. I'm way more interested in another game that comes out on the same day and got less coverage than Titan. So while everyone's playing Titan I'll be sitting in my corner playing Dark Souls 2....

tightwad34
tightwad34

@wallacom It's Gamespot. They make tons upon tons of head scratching articles. Though I wouldn't necessarily say this is one of them.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@cnx2022  TBH the target audience for BF4 knew it would be irredeemably broken for a year after release, because we played BF4 and the games before it for a decade. Granted that none of the games had major problems until they switched to Frostbite (big fucking surprise) so the hype for BF4 isn't a big deal.

komuchen
komuchen

@cnx2022 This year it will probably be Konami - they don't give two shits about what is happening in the companies they work with and don't offer any help or even communication what so ever.


But BF4 I agree, it was a disaster, but let's talk about Skyrim... they "patched it" 2 years and they didn't even fix half of the game's problems and as always, people have to do their damn job.

Tristan2668
Tristan2668

@cnx2022 True that. Had BF4 since day one, can confirm it took months for it to stop being total shit.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@byyys Oooooh, euros. They are sexy, I would save some too. Oh, you're talking about currency, nevermind.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Sl4cka It is way overhyped and looks to be bro-tastic. But I won't be playing it so I can't say for sure. Just going with my gut which is usually correct. Still, I can't hate too much because it's always a good thing when people love a game and it thrives. Can only help the industry, too.

_Silent_Jay_
_Silent_Jay_

@robertle519 The code for the physical copy is locked when it goes gold, and cannot be changed, but they can continue to iterate on the digital version up until the day it's released.  Yes, the game is still being updated, and you are still downloading it, but it's already part of the binary that you're downloading,

S001_PRIMAL
S001_PRIMAL

@Fenixx step one open disc case. step 2 remove disc from case. step 3 insert disc into slot. 

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

@Daveof89

If they don’t know by now they haven’t been paying attention.

cvantu
cvantu

@kovaras1984 thank you for letting me know. I typically just Ginsu knife my way in.

cvantu
cvantu

@nerdman67 no, I really don't remember that era. I remember when games were still buggy and you were just stuck with whatever the game was. There was no bitching on the internet about it, no retuning it, no hoping the bugs would be fixed, but just the hope that you can con someone at school to trade you another game for it. Gamers today have it much easier now.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@nerdman67 The patch for a cartridge was taking it out, blowing on the inside and putting the cartridge back in.

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

@Hydroze

Get used to it. Because I am predicting that as Destiny get closer to release “the constant bombardment of hype and news” as you call it will be hitting us all with the full force of a fusion bomb strike. I think it will be even worse than it was for Titanfall. Better start making your plans now, last I heard Vault 101 still had some space left and do not forget your Pip-Boy 3000!

shooters125
shooters125

@Hydroze  Dark Souls 2 had my attention, but I'll have gone hollow waiting for that April 25th PC release date. For now, Titanfall is a good way to occupy my time.

koospetoors
koospetoors

@S001_PRIMAL @Fenixx  ...So you're saying these round things with a whole in the middle are in fact not coasters and meant to be inserted into my PC?!? Who woulda thought!


...Colonial Marines is still staying a coaster though.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@shinjuki @Daveof89 Nice punctuation, how old are you? A LOT of people don't. What kind of question is that? Just because the well-to-do have reliable high speed connections doesn't mean it's a standard. Hell, most people don't even have what the UN considers acceptable health care, and you think most people should have this luxury by now?


*Also, contrary to therealone717's post, no this is not all comcast's fault. There are all kinds of reasons, but the biggest is that no such company would do anything but try and make the most off of those they can. The current model is working well for them. Even then, some countries have it better than others.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@shinjuki @Daveof89 If it's a single player connection why would they need one? People can go outside their homes and GASP! Make real friends.

therealone717
therealone717

@shinjuki @Daveof89  Might as well be.  There could have been a TON more people with great affordable broadband access freely available to all in the US had Comcast not been allowed to greedily monopolize the entire US broadband market and overprice out a good percentage of people in most states-stifling growth for everyone.  Comcast and their corrupt greedy empire have managed to set the US even further back than some third world countries. Thanks to them, we have pockets of wealthy people that have great broadband but that's where it stays now.  This is why cloud computing and gaming will continue to struggle if it grows at all.  The industry, in their rush to control and dominate everything, has essentially suffocated any real internet broadband progress and growth in the US.  Our "perceived" level of broadband access is massive compared to what is reality and other countries' actual growth.  The infrastructure for the cloud is being built by many companies, but fat lot of good it will be when barely anyone can access it with slow, limited internet access for the majority.  


Foot=Shot


Thanks Comcast for F'ng everyone over.  :)  A**holes

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@RicanV@nerdman67 ...And the Patch for Dreamcast, PS1,PS2, GC and XB games was dipping the disc in alcohol then gently wiping it clean with scratch-free cloth

grenadehh
grenadehh

@therealone717  You do know Comcast hasn't bought TWC yet and if they do they're going to face an armed uprising. There are still plenty of choices (albeit in some regions you Comcast or you fuck off) in the USA.

therealone717
therealone717

@SlyMC182 @therealone717  great article.  yes I'm frustrated that the industry has gone in the wrong direction for so long and very little has been done to stop or reverse this trend which is why we are where we're at now.  The business model Comcast and other big media companies use today is just wrong.  They would actually end up making more money by gaining many more subscribers over all by lowering their prices in the long run.  And I don't simply mean minor price adjustments but actually slashing the prices in half at the least. They could expand and improve technology to cut costs over time with this strategy.  But, like the article states, short of a corporate lobotomy, Comcast doesn't even comprehend the notion of a different business model that places the customer first.  To them it is the same old how can we conquer the customers into submission and dominate everything and everyone. They don't realize that if they just fairly give the people what they want at a more than reasonable price, the bottom line will take care of itself and then some.  To Comcast and other monopoly chasing companies like them, this concept is completely Alien to them.  They are just that freaking clueless.  So unbeknownst to them, they make less money overall, progress is slowed to a crawl and the majority of people lose because of it.

S001_PRIMAL
S001_PRIMAL

@therealone717  also do realize that not only do alot of people not have a stable internet connection, but as a nation we have pretty slow internet compared to quite a few countries in the world