[UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella confirmed an Xbox One and a PC beta are on the way.]
New generation launches are certainly exciting, but inevitably they succumb to a few empty months after publishers front-load their launches. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arrivals are no different. The market is currently in a post-launch lull when it comes to new releases although there is a second wave of exciting games on the horizon. Titanfall, Thief, inFAMOUS: Second Son and Watch Dogs are all coming in the next few months looking to fill out new generation libraries.
Titanfall has been one of our most anticipated games of 2014 since it was announced at E3 and is now only a few weeks away from shop floors. That doesn’t mean fans won’t be jumping into a big mechanized exo-suit even sooner though.
A brief alpha test was conducted for a limited number of Xbox One players just last week and according to French website Xboxygen, the heavily anticipated Microsoft exclusive could be getting a beta on February 14th, just over a month before the game’s official launch on March 11. The site dropped this poster to further authenticate the claim.
Details are currently sparse but the website claims to have substantiated the report with their sources at French retailer Zappos. Allegedly, the beta will be available only to those who pre-order though GameStop in the US and Zappos in France. That could grow to more countries once an official announcement is made.
That official announcement may not be far away either as Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella took to twitter today when the news began to spread across the internet.
Respawn Entertainment’s debut game recently went through a closed alpha allowing a handful of players access to the game. Opinions on the alpha were agreed to be withheld, so a beta will be the first time the public can get get hands-on with the game in their own living rooms and be able to air their opinions outside of trade shows. It should also put to rest the controversy about the game only having 6v6 player matches, for better or for worse.
Are you excited to get your hands on with Titanfall to see what the fuss is about? Are you disappointed with the need to pre-order in order to gain access? Let us know below.
Titanfall releases March 11, 2014 for the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.