'The Cloud' is actually going to really benefit Titanfall

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#1 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

A lot of people joke about the Azure Cloud that Microsoft touted since the infamous One reveal - somewhat understandably so given their poor messaging prior to E3. But at it's core, it's a server farm, and that server farm is going to come in quite handy come March 11th when Titanfall drops.

After the Sim City and Battlefield 4 debacle, imagine if the Titanfall servers were going to be handled by EA... confidence at launch would be rock bottom given the game's online-only focus. However, Titanfall guaranteed to have, responsive servers maintained by the company that wrote the networking code. It's a huge boon, and one of the reasons I think people who joke about 'the cloud' and 'secret sauce' don't really understand what they are even arguing against half the time.

I understood the teasing when they said it would improve graphics without any direct evidence, but the cloud-based AI system in Forza 5 has been one of the most innovative features on the One to date, and it wouldn't have been possible without Microsoft's server infrastructure.

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#2 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

ya, if titanfall was running off EA shit, i can bet it would be guaranteed crashes up and down. beta alone had one crash and that was Friday before it even came open beta.

supposedly all the AI in titanfall is going be working off the servers and not the game

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#3 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

Azure. Same shit, different name, new year.

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#5 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

It'll still cop a lot of shit from people just like TEH CELL POWAH!! from the PS3 days.