Titanfall “pre-load” option no longer available

February 23, 2014

An option that would have allowed pre-purchase and pre-installation of Titanfall digitally on the Xbox One before release has been removed. Details of the feature, which were originally found on the Titanfall page of Xbox.com, have also been removed.

In response, Microsoft has released the following statement:

“We believe in digital distribution, and are proud to give gamers a variety of ways to purchase and experience their games. However, pre-purchase and pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available from Xbox Store. We’ll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners.”

As you can see, Microsoft’s statement doesn’t explicitly state why the feature was pulled, which would have enabled fans to jump online a little quicker.

The original policy (which as mentioned above is now absent) read:

“…You will be charged the full price immediately for this pre-purchase. Xbox One game expected to release on March 11th, 2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM PST on the release date in your country.”

In regards to installation, Xbox One users can expect an install size of 15.88GB, while Origin advises PC users to have “at least” 10GB of free hard drive space.

Titanfall releases in Australia on March 13th for Xbox One and PC. The Titanfall beta that ran earlier this week has since come to a close.


Source: Xbox.com

Via: Gameinformer