Titanfall Xbox One pre-load offer was 'error'

Titanfall will pre-load on Xbox One for those who pre-purchase it digitally, allowing you to play at 12:01 AM PST.

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Update - Microsoft has issued a statement to Polygon saying that the page promising pre-loading "was posted in error" and apologizing for the confusion. "However, pre-purchase and pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available from Xbox Store," it stated. "We'll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners."

Original Story - When Titanfall launches next month, you'll be able to skip the wait time of buying it at a store or downloading it from the digital shop. Microsoft revealed today that you'll be able to pre-load the game on Xbox One, letting you jump right into a match at 12:01 AM on release day.

The Xbox Store page puts it plainly: "Xbox One game expected to release on March 11th, 2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM PST on the release date in your country." The page also shows the installation as almost 16 GB, so depending on your connection speed the download may take a while.

This functionality only applies to the digital version, obviously, and you have to pre-purchase it and be charged the full price now instead of later. But if you're itching to play at the very earliest moment possible, that would seem to be the best route.

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    February 21, 2014 12:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Titanfall digital purchases to pre-load on Xbox One.

    Titanfall will pre-load on Xbox One for those who pre-purchase it digitally, allowing you to play at 12:01 AM PST.

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      February 21, 2014 1:22 PM

      Message from 12:02 AM, March 11th, 2014:

      Xbox Live servers are currently down.

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      February 21, 2014 1:24 PM

      awesome. A digital purchase it is then.

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      February 21, 2014 1:30 PM

      Can you preload it on PC as well?

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      February 21, 2014 2:31 PM

      YEAH!

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        February 21, 2014 2:32 PM

        Hope it patches itself too, before playing. You just know there's going to be a 1GB patch required.

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      February 21, 2014 2:47 PM

      Where can you preorder? Doesn't deem to be available on Xbox store.

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      February 21, 2014 2:55 PM

      Looks like the link in the article is dead. Not sure where to preorder the digital version.

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      February 21, 2014 3:04 PM

      Update - Microsoft has issued a statement to Polygon saying that the the page promising pre-loading "was posted in error" and apologizing for the confusion. "However, pre-purchase and pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available from Xbox Store," it stated. "We'll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners."

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        February 21, 2014 3:07 PM

        Hahahahh!

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        February 21, 2014 3:30 PM

        would that have been the first title that ever pre-loaded digitally?

        i don't get why MS would be so pussy footed about offending retail partners. what are they gonna do? boycott XBone games?

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          February 21, 2014 3:47 PM

          More likely that the marketing department were informed that there was no digital copy of Titanfall available for download, at all.

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          February 21, 2014 4:33 PM

          Playstation 3 had a few titles that had a pre-load I think. I could be wrong, though.

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        February 21, 2014 3:42 PM

        Whooops.

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        February 21, 2014 4:02 PM

        "Oh you guys were into that idea? It was something you enjoyed? Loljkjkowned. Go buy it on your Playstation whore."

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        February 21, 2014 4:11 PM

        Strike a balance between meeting customers' reasonable expectations while supporting the old dinosaurs that will drag us down with their failing business model.

        Fixed that for you, Microsoft.

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        February 21, 2014 4:25 PM

        Can't tell if real or bs

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        February 21, 2014 4:51 PM

        Oh wow that is hilarious

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      February 21, 2014 4:11 PM

      I still wish they would have stuck to their guns on both retail and digital copies not requiring the disc...

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        February 21, 2014 4:35 PM

        Same. I've been going digital only but it sucks cause I can't take advantage of amazon sales. Hopefully they will start selling download codes soon.

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          February 22, 2014 4:44 AM

          I believe Sony and Amazon are sleeping with each other. You can find PSN codes on there for digital games. I doubt Microsoft will be on there for some time.

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            February 22, 2014 1:05 PM

            Sony and Amazon have a (few) contracts actually.

            Sony uses Amazon cloud/servers as well as Amazon had a few launch special that weren't available with Xbox1

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        February 22, 2014 5:34 AM

        Why? Buy digital. Problem solved.

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      February 23, 2014 8:17 AM

      Typo in text body : "Original Story - When Titalfall launches next month"

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