While Xbox One and PC gamers have been enjoying the mech vs. human combat of Titanfall for almost a month now, their Xbox 360 brethren are still a few days away from getting in on the action. However, even though many an Xbox 360 gamer is likely looking forward to the launch of Titanfall, they do so despite the surprising amount of secrecy that still surrounds the project.
Thankfully, developer Bluepoint Games has come forward to clear up some of the confusion surrounding Titanfall on Xbox 360. More importantly, they want to assure gamers that their version of Titanfall will not be missing any of the game’s key elements.
In a lengthy post on the Titanfall page, Senior Producer for Bluepoint, Daryl Allison, addresses gamers’ concerns over the 360 version head-on. He explains that Titanfall on 360 will include all of the same maps, modes, weapons, Titans, and burn cards that are available in the Xbox One and PC versions. That means all the loadout options and all three of the Titan types will make an appearance — nothing will be lost in “translation.” The game will also support the full 6v6 player count, so no disparity there either.
Titanfall on the Xbox 360 is the true experience: all the maps, modes, pilots, titans, weapons, burn cards, you name it, found in the Xbox One and PC versions. The game looks great, sounds great, and above all it plays great.
Where the Xbox 360 version will trail behind its X1 and PC counterparts is with the frame rate, which Allison says clocks in somewhere “above 30fps.” Not a tremendous drop for a past-gen port, but considering Titanfall struggled with frame rate on more powerful hardware (read our Titanfall review) that might be cause for concern.
Allison also addressed the Xbox 360 version’s delays, saying that pushing the game was ultimately the smart call on Electronic Arts’ part and the extra time “paid off.” If an extra month of waiting meant less concessions for Bluepoint then we doubt gamers will complain.
All told, it sounds like Bluepoint Games has done an admirable job porting Respawn Entertainment‘s game to Microsoft’s best-selling console. In fact, the 360 version of Titanfall will likely be the best selling out of all three options purely because of its install base. We’ll find out just how well the game does on April 8th.
Did you think there would be any shortcomings in the 360 version of Titanfall beyond frame rate? Do you plan on picking up the port?
Titanfall releases April 8, 2014 for the Xbox 360.
Source: Bluepoint Games