'Titanfall' Expedition DLC Release Date Nears: Respawn Launches Gameplay Trailer [VIDEO]

 @theabigailelise on May 13 2014 1:24 PM
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"Expedition" will launch next month for the Xbox 360. Courtesy/Respawn

On Monday, Los Angeles-based Respawn Entertainment launched a two and a half minute trailer showcasing its upcoming DLC “Expedition.” The YouTube video offered a closer look at maps Runoff, Swampland and War Games.

“Expedition” will launch this month for the Xbox One and PC. Last week, Microsoft announced the downloadable content won’t be available for the Xbox 360 until next month.

“Updates for the Xbox 360 will naturally follow behind similar updates for the PC and Xbox One," Microsoft said. "This timing difference is due to the same reasons that more time was needed to finish ‘Titanfall’ for the Xbox 360.

“Respawn must first finish their additions and improvements for the Xbox One and PC, and afterwards Bluepoint can then grab the latest and update the Xbox 360 version. We’re working with Respawn and Bluepoint to streamline the process and close the gap, allowing Xbox 360 updates to be published as closely as possible to Respawn’s updates.”

Respawn Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, launched "Titanfall" on March 11 for the PC and Xbox One. The title was supposed to come to the Xbox 360 on that same date, but it was postponed to April 8 in North America and to April 11 in Europe.

Patrick Soderlund, executive vice president of EA Studios, the publisher of "Titanfall," said on the company's blog in mid-March that while the game is "fantastic,” the user experience could be improved for the Xbox 360.

“We see a few things that can be made even better, so we’re giving Bluepoint a little more time to do just that and deliver an epic ‘Titanfall’ experience for Xbox 360 players," Soderlund said. "The game will feature the same 6v6 gameplay, maps, modes, weapons and Burn Cards as the Xbox One and PC versions of the game.”

Bluepoint, an independent video game developer based in Austin, Texas has been working in conjunction with the publisher, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), on the game. Microsoft announced in early February that “Titanfall” would have a later launch date for its Xbox 360 console. Some critics at the time saw this as a marketing tactic by Microsoft to move more Xbox Ones off the shelf, but the company said it was the developer's decision to originally delay the release of "Titanfall" to March 25.

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