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Get Ready for Titanfall: PC Version Can Be Preloaded Now

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Titanfall can be preloaded from Origin.

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
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    nbraybrook , March 7, 2014 9:20 PM
    How on earth does Crap Fall take up 50gigs? Graphics are nothing to phone home about, 15 small maps isnt alot of content and sound effects are average?? Please explain 50gigs of Titanfall?
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    jimmysmitty , March 7, 2014 9:55 PM
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    How on earth does Crap Fall take up 50gigs? Graphics are nothing to phone home about, 15 small maps isnt alot of content and sound effects are average?? Please explain 50gigs of Titanfall?


    Audio these days takes up a lot especially if they use uncompressed audio.

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    Let's just admit that source engine aged pretty god.


    I did not know this was using Source. That looks great. I would imagine it is on the current DoTA build of Source but yes Source has proven itself to be a very well aging engine since it is about 10 years old this year.

    Too bad this requires Origin. If it was on Steam I might pick it up.
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    brisa117 , March 7, 2014 8:47 PM
    Systems minimums are pretty low. Surely they wouldn't just do a 360 port... right? Also, this article quotes the same line twice in the second paragraph.
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    bucknutty , March 7, 2014 8:49 PM
    Its not just a 360 port. On highest settings this game look sick.. The beta was pretty fun, preloading, now... This thing is 50gigs!
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    MooseMuffin , March 7, 2014 9:06 PM
    0 chance of it being a 360 port since they offloaded responsibility for the 360 version to another studio.
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    nbraybrook , March 7, 2014 9:20 PM
    How on earth does Crap Fall take up 50gigs? Graphics are nothing to phone home about, 15 small maps isnt alot of content and sound effects are average?? Please explain 50gigs of Titanfall?
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    SessouXFX , March 7, 2014 9:35 PM
    Game looks plenty beefy..must have alot of huge maps and lots of eye candy.
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    tipmen , March 7, 2014 9:41 PM
    Let's just admit that source engine aged pretty god.
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    ikyung , March 7, 2014 9:49 PM
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    How on earth does Crap Fall take up 50gigs? Graphics are nothing to phone home about, 15 small maps isnt alot of content and sound effects are average?? Please explain 50gigs of Titanfall?
    Heard it's Audio files taking up more then 50% of that 50Gb. Must be some uncompressed crap that isn't optimized.
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    jimmysmitty , March 7, 2014 9:55 PM
    Quote:
    How on earth does Crap Fall take up 50gigs? Graphics are nothing to phone home about, 15 small maps isnt alot of content and sound effects are average?? Please explain 50gigs of Titanfall?


    Audio these days takes up a lot especially if they use uncompressed audio.

    Quote:
    Let's just admit that source engine aged pretty god.


    I did not know this was using Source. That looks great. I would imagine it is on the current DoTA build of Source but yes Source has proven itself to be a very well aging engine since it is about 10 years old this year.

    Too bad this requires Origin. If it was on Steam I might pick it up.
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    Ponyface , March 7, 2014 10:44 PM
    I played the beta and it was great, cant wait to play the full Game."Too bad this requires Origin. If it was on Steam I might pick it up"you are missing out... I play games for the enjoyment, im not going to spite myself in some sort of protest against EA. I hate them as much as the next guy, but i dont pre-order, and i dont play any of their f2p titles. if you really want EA to improve, support the games you like and boycott obes you dont. origin is not that bad anyway, in fact I think it is better than steam in some ways.
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    DarkSable , March 7, 2014 10:56 PM
    Wait, is EA seriously building this game with Valve's engine? :p And ponyface, I have to strongly disagree with you on it being better than steam in some ways. Have you freaking TRIED to get it to install to someplace other than your C: drive? Until about half a year ago, it was impossible. All games installed to your C drive and if you had a SSD, you were screwed. Half of the games I have on origin still have no way of installing to an alternate path.
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    Ponyface , March 7, 2014 11:08 PM
    as far as I know EA are only publishing it for Respawn, they do not own the studio or the IP. Darksable, I MUCH prefer steam and if I had my way it would be the only client I use... but origin has much faster download speeds for me, compared to any of steams servers. abd I think I have been able to install to a different path I the past, but I cant remember. it also has a simpler, and in my opinion, better looking interface than steams all grey skin... Anyway, the bottom line is I would MUCH rather play titanfall than Ghosts. if I boycotted Origin, I would have to play COD. and to me that is a fate worse than suppoting EA.
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    brandonjclark , March 7, 2014 11:10 PM
    This game is incredibly shallow. It's call of duty with titans and wall-jumping.
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    DarkSable , March 7, 2014 11:15 PM
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    as far as I know EA are only publishing it for Respawn, they do not own the studio or the IP. Darksable, I MUCH prefer steam and if I had my way it would be the only client I use... but origin has much faster download speeds for me, compared to any of steams servers. abd I think I have been able to install to a different path I the past, but I cant remember. it also has a simpler, and in my opinion, better looking interface than steams all grey skin... Anyway, the bottom line is I would MUCH rather play titanfall than Ghosts. if I boycotted Origin, I would have to play COD. and to me that is a fate worse than suppoting EA.


    I don't have enough games on origin to notice the download speeds - next time I download something I'll take a look. (Though I highly disagree on the interface - Origin is too in your face for my tastes.)

    As for titanfall, not particularly interested... and you don't have to play CoD, you know - Arma 3 ftw. :3
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    Ponyface , March 7, 2014 11:21 PM
    Brandonjclark; it may not be as deep as a, WoW pvp arena, or Dota. but an fps can only be so deep. I think its a pretty good take on the genre. I enjoy these type of games, I also enjoy deeper more strategic experinces, but I dont want to play them all the time. These types of games have their place, and I am glad that they make them. I will be supporting them fully.
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    Ponyface , March 7, 2014 11:29 PM
    My clan mates also have vastly superior download speeds (in Australia) I dig Arma, and I played hundreds of hours of DayZ, and Arma 2! it is definitely worthy of support. but when I get home from work and I have a hour or so before the missus has dinner ready, thats what games like COD and titanfall are made for. I guess its a bit like junk food, quick and easy when you dont have too much time.
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    jimmysmitty , March 7, 2014 11:50 PM
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    I played the beta and it was great, cant wait to play the full Game."Too bad this requires Origin. If it was on Steam I might pick it up"you are missing out... I play games for the enjoyment, im not going to spite myself in some sort of protest against EA. I hate them as much as the next guy, but i dont pre-order, and i dont play any of their f2p titles. if you really want EA to improve, support the games you like and boycott obes you dont. origin is not that bad anyway, in fact I think it is better than steam in some ways.


    EA is who I don't like. I wont buy any games they publish anymore. I have a few Origin games but could care less (got them for free with my GPU). I prefer Steam as it is still more advanced in many ways and done by a privately owned company that supports third party indie devs heavily.

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    Wait, is EA seriously building this game with Valve's engine? :p And ponyface, I have to strongly disagree with you on it being better than steam in some ways. Have you freaking TRIED to get it to install to someplace other than your C: drive? Until about half a year ago, it was impossible. All games installed to your C drive and if you had a SSD, you were screwed. Half of the games I have on origin still have no way of installing to an alternate path.


    If you install Origin on a separate drive the games will install there. Steam just added the ability to select the drive recently.

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    as far as I know EA are only publishing it for Respawn, they do not own the studio or the IP. Darksable, I MUCH prefer steam and if I had my way it would be the only client I use... but origin has much faster download speeds for me, compared to any of steams servers. abd I think I have been able to install to a different path I the past, but I cant remember. it also has a simpler, and in my opinion, better looking interface than steams all grey skin... Anyway, the bottom line is I would MUCH rather play titanfall than Ghosts. if I boycotted Origin, I would have to play COD. and to me that is a fate worse than suppoting EA.


    You could play TF2 which is a better game anyways.

    As for speed, I get 15-17MB/s normally on Steam (150Mbps connection) which is pretty much top end for my connection.
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    bemused_fred , March 8, 2014 2:01 AM
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    This game is incredibly shallow. It's call of duty with titans and wall-jumping.
    So you mean it actually looks fun and original?I'd be buying it if it didn't come with origin. Sorry, Respawn. You lost me when you did your deal with the devil.
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    makaveli316 , March 8, 2014 2:37 AM
    Stop supporting these FPS games which are all the same every year.
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    ddpruitt , March 8, 2014 5:48 AM
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    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
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    weighs a meaty 20 GB, and ultimately the game will take up around 50 GB of space when it's unloaded
    This and the fact that it supposedly runs a heavily modded version of the source engine makes me think this thing has bugs that are just waiting to be revealed. That's even before the fact that EA is the publisher (which is the only reason I refuse to buy the game). Decompressing files to save on storage space isn't very expensive. And modifying Source, which isn't well documented, to have a tighter integration with Windows when Valve deliberately moved away from that is just asking for trouble.
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    bucknutty , March 8, 2014 5:55 AM
    Titan fall is built on source buts not the same engine as half life 2 or counter strike. Almost every line has been updated.
    Pre load complete. The largest bits of the game are the "Client_mp_common.bsp.pak" files. there are 7 of these files and They range from 12 gigs to 4 gigs for about 35 gigs of the install. Then there are 16 maps at about 800 megs each, that's 12 gigs more.
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