Microsoft’s unprecedented partnership with EA Games has kicked up its first exclusive: Titanfall. A leaked issue of Game Informer magazine has revealed the Respawn Entertainment developed title for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. The studio states that it’s skipping other platforms – namely the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – because it would be “too difficult” for a small team. That and the truckload of cash parked outside of its office, presumably.
Still, it’s not ruling out a multiformat release. “It’s not to say that we won’t [go multiplatform] in the future,” reads a quote from the cover story posted on NeoGAF. “But for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game that we could.” In other words, this is a timed exclusive – probably for a year or so.
But does the title even sound interesting? Well, it’s from the team that formerly worked on the Call of Duty series, so it’s already got some strong pedigree behind it. The game appears to be a multiplayer-focused first-person shooter affair, in which you’ll be able to pilot nimble mechs known as Titans. Apparently it’s being built using the Source engine, and will run at 60 frames-per-second.
We’re sure that we’ll be seeing lots more of the game at E3. In the mean time, point your peepers through here for more information from the article. Are you disappointed that this is skipping Sony’s systems? Let us know in the comments section below.