Electronic Arts customers who pre-purchased Titanfall on the Origin platform can now preload the game. Users on Reddit report that the download file weighs a meaty 20 GB, and ultimately the game will take up around 50 GB of space when it's unloaded and installed.
"About playing early: We won’t stop or ban legit copies. It is prelaunch, so there may be interruptions in service as we prep servers," states Respawn's Vince Zampella on Twitter. "It is prelaunch, so there may be interruptions in service as we prep servers."
Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is betting on Titanfall to help sell the Xbox One. The report cites researcher NPD Group that claims the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by at least 2 to 1 in the U.S. during January. The firm also points out that console makers typically report big monthly sales, which Sony did and Microsoft did not.
"It’s hard to overstate the importance of Titanfall to the Xbox One release this year," said Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Microsoft’s devices and studios. "For us, it’s a game changer. It’s a system seller."
Meanwhile, EA has decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa due to bad online performance.
"After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time," the statement reads on Facebook. "We understand this is a disappointment for local fans and will keep fans posted on any future plans regarding the release of Titanfall in South Africa."
Titanfall launches for the PC and Xbox One on March 11. The Xbox 360 version will follow on March 25. The minimum system requirements for the PC version are:
- CPU: AMD X2 @ 2.8 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4770 or Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
- RAM: 4 GB of RAM, 512 MB of video RAM
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, and 8.1