Alpha footage of Xbox One’s upcoming “Titanfall” was leaked on various video sites this past weekend. Though testers were explicitly forbidden to publicize videos or photos of the game, a number of clips showcasing “Titanfall” made it online. 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.
Respawn Entertainment is currently holding a closed alpha of the first-person shooter. The Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based developer recently selected a pool of EA Origin account holders to try out the game. Users reported that “Titanfall” invites were sent out last week, informing them they've been selected to “take part in an exclusive trial for an upcoming title on Microsoft’s Xbox One.” They were then requested to register and follow a specific procedure for signing up. If chosen, the message stated, an exclusive trial code would be sent via email -- the email also gave testers the start date of the test and instructions on how to join the game.
“Titanfall” will launch on March 11 in North America and two days later in Europe. The title has already won more than 60 awards at its E3 2013 premiere, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. “Titanfall” also won Best in Show awards from IGN, Destructoid and Game Informer.
In the game, players are able to fight on foot or as free-running pilots inside mech-style walkers called “Titans” to complete team missions and goals. The title is online multiplayer only, but it injects single-player elements such as plot, character interaction and non-player characters into its matches. Up to 12 players can participate at once.
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