Titanfall Beta Opening Up to All Xbox One and PC users, Extended At Least One Day

Posted February 17, 2014 by Mark-Anthony in Video Games

Earlier tonight Major Nelson announced on his blog that the beta for Titanfall would be opening up to all Xbox One users. His full statement:

Later today, the teams will be opening up the Titanfall Beta to all Xbox One owners.  That means no code will be necessary to download and play the beta. We are really excited to get a good test on all of our systems before launch and encourage you to join in.

To download the beta, sign in to your Xbox One and head to the “New Game Demos” section of the Game Store and it will appear there. You can also say “Xbox Bing” then “Show me game demos”.

Note: It may take some time until all Xbox One’s can see the demo in the store. Some members may see it before others. Until then just relax and rest assured everyone will see it soon.

Vince Zampella, the Founder & CEO of Respawn Entertainment confirmed the news and added that PC user can expect an open beta, possibly by Sunday.

Originally the beta was closed, meaning users needed codes to access the download, this will no longer be the case. The beta has become so popular that users have been buying and selling codes on eBay for over $50.  Titanfall became a top trending topic on Twitter for hours on Valentine’s day, the first full day of the beta.

Demand for the game is at an all time high, and this serves as a stress test for Microsoft’s Azure servers, while also building up anticipation for the game. Already, a bug that brought down servers for hours on Friday was found and fixed. Some users have also reported a few glitches. All of this is to be expected with a beta product and perhaps Microsoft and Respawn decided opening it up to all Xbox One and PC users would allow them time to find and fix more bugs. It’s also been confirmed that the beta will be extended at least one more day to make up for the server downtime.

Whatever their reasons for the decision, it’s certainly welcome news for Titanfall fans.

Titanfall will be released on March 11th in North America, and March 13th in Europe and Australia.

Sources: Major Nelson, Vince Zampella

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