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Titanfall beta is open to all Xbox One gamers

PC testers still treading water
Mon Feb 17 2014, 13:54
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GAMES FIRM Respawn has opened the demo gates for Titanfall on the Xbox One and is letting everyone in to test its servers.

While PC users must still wait for elbow room, and PC signups are closed, all Xbox One users were let in on Saturday following an initial first-come, first-served rollout.

Punters were told to expect access from 17 February, but no one could wait that long and the demo launched early. After that someone at Respawn decided to release the Xbox One demo more widely.

"Yep, we'll be opening up the Xbox One beta later tonight, we'll have more info as details come in. Go ahead and crush those servers...," said the games firm in a tweeted message over the weekend.

While the plan was to hold a limited test, Respawn founder Vince Zampella said that the engineering team had requested a bigger server workload.

"Ok, just heard [from engineering] His words are 'Let's break it,' so the plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!," he said.

Later he added that some data centres might have been nearing capacity, and he worked on dealing with messages from people experiencing issues and reporting bugs.

"I think there may be a data center or [two] nearing capacity, but no problems that I've heard yet," he said. "Gonna see how peak goes today with open beta on #XboxOne. No need to spam refresh, we'll give you heads up before any decision on PC."

Microsoft acknowledged some issues with the Xbox One downloads in a blog post. Ultimately it offered the sage advice that anyone experiencing a problem should rewind and start over.

The INQUIRER will be publishing its take on the Titanfall preview demo later. The full game will be released on 14 March. µ

 

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