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Titanfall delayed — but only on Xbox 360

A soldier runs on a wall in a 1-on-1 battle with a mech unit.

Above: A soldier runs on a wall in a 1-on-1 battle with a mech unit.

Image Credit: Respawn

If your plan was to play Titanfall on the last-gen Xbox 360, you’re gonna have to wait a little bit longer.

Publisher Electronic Arts revealed that it is moving the released date of Titanfall from March 11 to March 25 (and March 28 in Europe). Gamers on Xbox One and PC can still pick up the futuristic shooter on March 11.

“In these last few weeks before launch, Respawn is in the final stages of polishing the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Bluepoint is doing the same with the Xbox 360 version,” EA Studios boss Patrick Söderlund wrote in a company blog post. “To give them the time they need to put the finishing touches on the current-gen version of the game, we are moving the Xbox 360 ship date to March 25 in North America and March 28 in Europe. The extra two weeks will ensure the full world of Xbox gamers has an awesome experience.”

Developer Respawn, the creators of Titanfall, is producing the hotly anticipated title for Xbox One and PC. Bluepoint Games is handling the port of Respawn original work for the Xbox 360. Electronic Arts, which is distributing the game for Respawn, agreed to an exclusivity deal with Microsoft that ensures no version of Titanfall will appear on the competing PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3.

Respawn founder Vince Zampella said that his team is considering a Mac version that it would potentially work on after it gets the game out the door.

https://twitter.com/VinceZampella/status/430811723839197184

Titanfall is the first game from Respawn Entertainment. It has players taking the role of soldiers in a future conflict where the combatants are capable of running on walls and double jumping. The game features giant walking robots that gamers can either hop in and pilot or instruct to follow like a protection detail.

It’s one of the first major releases since Microsoft and Sony launched their latest consoles, and Microsoft is hoping that the limited exclusivity will help its Xbox One make some early gains in the battle for living room supremacy.

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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for ... read more »

Vince Zampella is the former Chief Executive Officer of Call of Duty creators and developers Infinity Ward. His last known project was Modern Warfare 2 before he subsequently left the studio along with Jason West and many other colleag... read more »

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