Today you may have felt a slight aftershock from a downright seismic shift over in console land. You know that Titanfall man/robo-shoot/parkour everyone (including yourself) can’t stop making enthusiastic word-gurgles about? Well, it’s no longer a timed Xbox exclusive. Now it’ll always stomp around in Microsoft’s impossibly green pastures, and Sony will just have to hope the numerically confused giant doesn’t lock down a potential sequel as well. But what about little old us? Are we out of luck as well? Turns out, nope, we’re a-okay. I got in touch with Respawn in fear of potential delays and arbitrary requirements for Titanfall’s PC version, and the developer quickly put my worries to rest.
Respawn’s Abbie Heppe told RPS that a major shakeup on the console side won’t have any effect on Titanfall’s PC prospects. She wrote: “Titanfall is releasing simultaneously for XB1, 360, and PC. It does not require Windows 8 on PC.”
So, despite Microsoft’s dodgy history and propensity for worrisome words in this area, Titanfall won’t be suffering in the slightest. Hurrah!
Titanfall, then, will be unfortunately un-helmeted heads (and, by virtue of that, into our lives) on March 13th, 2014. It recently stole this year’s Eurogamer Expo, which is a shame because those are expensive and hard to replace. I suppose I can forgive it, though, because ours is a world where exciting triple-A games are few and far-between. Also, it’s promised it will return Eurogamer Expo soon, and it’s sent over pictures that seem to indicate Eurogamer Expo is even having a fairly nice time.