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Xbox Exclusive Titanfall Almost Fired onto the PlayStation Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Respawn Entertainment’s first-person shooter Titanfall may have stomped all over the PlayStation 4, but there was talk of a PlayStation Vita port before the developer signed with Microsoft. According to GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley’s meaty Final Hours of Titanfall application, the developer reached out to Sony prior to signing with Microsoft – a conversation which led to the platform holder pushing for a portable port.

Apparently, the studio contacted the Japanese giant about the specifications of its next-gen system, but it wasn’t ready to divulge at the time. Instead, it suggested a handheld release – and even indicated that it would help the company to make it. Of course, the port never happened, and the firm may have made a mistake by not being more forthcoming about its format, as the title eventually skipped on its system.

Still, it’s widely believed that the release’s successor – which will be published once again by EA Games – will arrive on the Japanese giant’s next-gen machine. It’d be interesting to see how the whole affair fared on a handheld, though, wouldn’t it? And let’s face it – as strong as its library is at the moment, the Vita could do with a few household names.

[via finalhoursoftitanfall.com, eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (10)

BornOfEvil

#1

BornOfEvil said:

It didn't help the bone much, so I doubt it would have done anything for the Vita, though having a decent CoD-esque FPS under its belt could have brought in a good number of casuals.

Madd_Hatter401

#2

Madd_Hatter401 said:

I am already bored with Titanfall.. I prestige once and yawn the game has absolutely no depth and I truly don't see myself playing it again. PS gamers aren't missing out on anything, it starts out great and becomes boring fast.

kensredemption

#3

kensredemption said:

Looks like EA set themselves up for failure again...Seriously, they should wise up and follow Activision's example: Make their games accessible to EVERYONE. Good God, two years ago I would've shot myself if I was rooting for Activision. Alas.

Cyrso

#8

Cyrso said:

Oh too bad it didn't happen. Western developers don't seem to care about handhelds anymore. :(

I wonder what's the complete story behind it. They signed with EA before so, they had no reason the limit the platform availability.

And I might nitpick by the way it's technically not Xbox exclusive since it's also on PC.

The gameplay seems really good, but the content doesn't seem substantial and there's no single-player. I might bite one day when it's cheap on PC, because I don't play full price for games without single-player but that's just me maybe. Or hopefully Titanfall 2 will be around the corner then and on all platforms and will be much more fully-fledged and with single-player etc.

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH said:

Titanfall is not my thing. However, I'm not going to pretend it's not a good game for those who like mulitplayer FPS. To those saying it gets boring, I don't see how it could be any worse than CoD multiplayer, and some play that 24/7 for years on end. So I think it just comes down to whether or not you're a gamer who enjoys playing FPS competitively. If you are, Titanfall looks to be the choice pick.

Had Titanfall had a single player campaign, I would buy it tomorrow. But as it stands, I will not buy games that omit the single player experience, just like I won't buy games that require online to play- unless it's full board MMO with a subscription that negates PS Plus (looking at you, Destiny).

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