It’s been about a month since PC and Xbox One gamers started calling down titans and collecting burn cards, and Xbox 360 first-person shooter fans are finally able to get in on the action. The recently released port of Titanfall includes all the content from the original game, but consumers may not be able to purchase it the way they were planning to.
Although it was never officially confirmed, many gamers had been under the impression that the mech shooter would be released through Xbox 360’s Games on Demand service. Now that the port has finally arrived in stores, publisher Electronic Arts has released a statement explaining why Xbox 360 owners need to purchase the game on-disc.
“After extensive testing, we felt that it simply did not represent the true Titanfall experience and it was decided not to release a Games on Demand version.”
Considering that the game was never officially confirmed as an Xbox 360 Games on Demand release, this shouldn’t come as too big of a disappointment to shoppers. Although the publisher may lose a few sales by limiting availability to disc copies only, there is enough hype surrounding the game that we doubt consumers will have a problem adding one more hard-copy to their collections. Despite the minor inconvenience to gamers who prefer to keep everything digital, it is good to see that the developers and publisher weren’t willing to compromise the quality of the game just to reach another potential market.
“As we never officially announced that Titanfall would be available via Games on Demand and the option to purchase it that way should have never been offered. We hope players understand this decision was all about quality and making sure you get the best Titanfall experience.”
In other Titanfall news, after recent updates added some new features and improvements to the Xbox One and PC versions of the game, Respawn has used PAX East as an opportunity to drop some more details on the game’s upcoming DLC maps and features. Whether or not the Expedition DLC will arrive for the Xbox 360 at the same time as it does for Xbox One and PC has yet to be confirmed.
Is Titanfall’s absence from the Games on Demand store a deal-breaker for you or are you just as happy picking up an on-disc copy of the shooter? Let us know in the comments.
Titanfall is currently available for PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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Source: Electronic Arts