'Titanfall' Beta Registration Now Open For Xbox One And PC

 @theabigailelise on February 12 2014 3:18 PM
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"Titanfall" will launch on March 11. Courtesy/Respawn

Beta signups for “Titanfall” are now open for the PC and Xbox One. Respawn and EA opened the upcoming title’s registration last night.

When users visit the site, they will be asked a few questions before being chosen. The beta registration will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Feb. 17.

EA and Respawn are hoping the beta will eliminate any potential bugs and glitches "Titanfall" may contain. Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella admitted earlier this month he was actually a bit nervous about the first-person shooter's upcoming release.

When asked by a fan on Twitter on Feb. 2 if he was excited about the game's March 11 launch, Zampella responded with “yes, but mixed with a bit of fear. We want the launch to be as smooth as possible. Beta should help.”

On Feb. 5, Zampella confirmed that the beta wouldn’t be open via Twitter. “I never said open; I only said codes,” the 44-year-old developer stated.

Zampella confirmed the beta version of “Titanfall” for the Xbox One and PC on Jan. 27 via Twitter.  "#supersecret announcement time. I'm sure no one has been able to guess from the leaks. PC and XboxOne Beta! Details in the coming days,” tweeted Zampella. He also revealed that “Titanfall” on Xbox 360 will be developed by Bluepoint Games, the Austin, Texas-based developer of 2002’s “Metroid Prime,” a remastered version of 2011’s “The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection,” and 2009’s remastered “God of War Collection” for the PS3.

In mid-January, invites to test “Titanfall” were reportedly being sent out to EA Origin account holders, asking them to opt in for the title’s alpha. On Jan. 21, alpha footage of “Titanfall” was leaked on various video sites. Though testers were explicitly forbidden to publicize videos or photos of the game, a number of clips showcasing “Titanfall” made it online only four days after the rumored alpha appeared. Some of the videos were promptly taken down by EA, but a small number remained, displaying the much-anticipated gameplay of the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC title.

EA also announced yesterday that the Xbox 360 version of “Titanfall” will be delayed until March 25. EA claimed the delay was needed so developer Bluepoint Games could have more time to “put the finishing touches on the game.” Strategic move by Microsoft to move more next-gen Xbox Ones off the shelf?

Register for the “Titanfall” beta here.

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