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Are gamers giving up on Titanfall already?

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An interesting thread has popped up on NeoGAF asking readers if Titanfall’s population was dropping already or if the game still had the support of the masses.

Unfortunately for us Africa dwellers the question is a bit moot since we don’t have any local servers and that makes the game very difficult to fully enjoy.

However we aren’t the only ones who seem to be struggling with one poster from Australia claiming that even though they have a local server they simply can’t get any games on it resulting in them having to use the Western USA one instead.

“It’s near impossible on the Australian server. So most of us jump into the West US server and while games are found even there it’s not that quick.”

However he goes on to state that he thinks the problem is with the matchmaking system itself and not the population.

But all that did was get people questioning how large the online population is, which appears to be an impossible question to answer.

Unlike with the other top shooters, Call of Duty and Battlefield, in Titanfall there is no count of the number of online players. A member of Respawn posted that while he couldn’t post numbers he didn’t agree with the train of thought that the online audience was dwindling.

“Wish I could share numbers, but it’s pretty interesting watching people defend their POV with absolutely no data whatsoever. Not to bash at all, since perception becomes popular reality whether I like it or not.”

He also went on to state that sales figures are the responsibility of their publisher, EA Games, to release and it doesn’t look like EA Games actually releases sales figures for any of their titles anymore.

However he does mention that Titanfall is the number 1 selling game on the Xbox One so it definitely sounds like it wasn’t a sales flop.

Personally the lack of single player and extra online content meant that I lost interest in Titanfall pretty quickly. I would want to jump back into it when the Xbox One is released locally so I’m hoping the audience isn’t dropping as quickly as the guys at Neogaf think it is –  but it is worrying.

Last Updated: June 30, 2014

76 Comments

  1. Labey-Kun

    June 30, 2014 at 10:05

    See what happens when you side line us South African gamers.

    Reply

  2. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 30, 2014 at 10:05

    Believe the Hype

    Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 30, 2014 at 10:05

    If they had a lot of players they’d be bragging to the whole world.

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      June 30, 2014 at 10:18

      Everyone knows that releasing big numbers is good for marketing, therefore logic dictates that releasing small numbers is bad. So I conclude that not releasing small numbers is better that releasing them which is why they don’t release the numbers. Also if she weighs the same as a duck, she will float and is therefore a Witch.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 30, 2014 at 10:24

        And if she sinks into oblivion she’s Titanfall?

        Reply

        • Rince&Shitity

          June 30, 2014 at 10:26

          Titanic?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:29

            That’s cold.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:31

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:43

            Well he’s not going to find an Oscar down there.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:47

          • vajiha ali

            June 30, 2014 at 14:18

            wooo………..What a nice palace yar…………….kash mai waha hoti trofi was also good

          • Hammersteyn

            June 30, 2014 at 10:44

            You know why he let go? Friend-zoned

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 11:00

            Jaaaaaaaaaaaack……….
            He would rather drown than tolerate her demands.

      • Rince&Shitity

        June 30, 2014 at 10:26

        Burn the witch!

        Reply

    • Rince&Shitity

      June 30, 2014 at 10:25

      Indeed.

      Reply

    • H0nkys Have No Lips

      July 1, 2014 at 02:08

      sounds right

      Reply

  4. Matthew Holliday

    June 30, 2014 at 10:12

    whats titanfall again?

    Reply

    • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

      June 30, 2014 at 10:15

      • Matthew Holliday

        June 30, 2014 at 14:56

        still a better love story.

        Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    June 30, 2014 at 10:17

    Planetside as well has been having horrible ping of late. I play on European servers while Admiral plays on the US and it’s the same for both of us. At least we have a new continent to play on, for free. But because the maps are ginormous they started locking continents when one faction captured to many bases on one. It basically forces people to play on the same continents which ensures bigger battles. This may also be because numbers dwindled.

    Point being that content is important and servers doubly so. What use is having a game online but people not being able to play it. Or if they can play finding the game monotonous

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    • Weanerdog

      June 30, 2014 at 10:20

      Are you playing at the same time as the football, I have heard that because of the vast amounts of persons streaming content that it may effect international ping times. It may also just be a load of crock.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 30, 2014 at 10:21

        I hope so, I really do.The new continent is a huge breath of fresh air. Ive never encountered so many level 100 players ever. So this might have brought them back to the game.

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        • Weanerdog

          June 30, 2014 at 14:54

          I had a issues with WOT during the Winter Olympics and that was one of the reasons, but I do think they then did some server maintenance and it got better.

          Reply

  6. Sageville

    June 30, 2014 at 10:19

    This is one of those weird scenarios when I hope for a game to fail..

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  7. Hammersteyn

    June 30, 2014 at 10:22

    But will Titanfall ship locally with the XBOX One? Won’t the server issues that led to the boycott still be an issue?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 30, 2014 at 10:28

      You can only play it in CT because we have that special cloud power.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 30, 2014 at 10:42

        Hue hue

        Reply

  8. oVg Panzaboye

    June 30, 2014 at 10:28

    I hope it tittanfails badly. I do not want to see this full retail AAA on-line only MMO FPS type game becoming a success otherwise you might as well kiss the OFF-LINE experience goodbye.

    Dont you all SEE!!! Titanfall is a the same as Microsofts original work model of the 24hour check in. They just found another way around it so our dumbasses would not see their new TROJAN HORSE

    DONT SUPPORT DRM.

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    • Rince&Shitity

      June 30, 2014 at 10:33

      0-O Eish… And that’s just the avatar pic response…

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      • oVg Panzaboye

        June 30, 2014 at 10:34

        The Avatar is from an OFF-LINE FPS game that proves that TITANFALL needs a single player experience… OFF-LINE 😛

        I hope Wolfenstein makes more money.

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 30, 2014 at 10:35

          Ya, when Destiny lands I’ll lulz at your rage.

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          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:36

            Destiny’s FATE will end up the same as Titanfall.
            Just watch.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:37

            I wager quite the opposite. With 6 million beta users loving it… It will work, I’ll be buying a copy 😛

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:40

            Ill bet you a Muffin that Destiny will end up being the 5th OVER HYPED broken game of 2014.
            Server issues and speed aside, expect even more complications considering its multi platform and Titanfall is not.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:40

            Bungie will make it work. #believe #stopbeingacheapfuckandgetinternet

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:42

            Gearbox O_o

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:43

            You respond to that? I am past the point of ‘starting to worry’ about you 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:45

            I can’t figure out if that was sarcastic or not. Because Bungie are making Destiny & Gearbox made A:CM haha.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:45

            I’ll leave that up to you 😉 PS… FLASH! AHHH AHHH!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:49

            Gordon’s alive! 😛

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:57

            The TRUE FLASH movie. Not this CGI SHIT.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 11:02

            Should we remind him he’ll get to see the next awesome episode in October?

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 11:09

            See… not watch. Like these transformer movies. No narrative, just junkyard nukes going off.

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:47

            1984. Its all the same company. Just the illusion of competition to cater for our reptilian brains.

            Each generation they swap work models, one works, one fails but the same Umbrella gets the same profits.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:48

            Oh go fall down a mountain or something thehehe too soon?

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:49

            Gravity is an illusion… albeit a persistent one if one has to lug 106kgs around all day 🙁

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:50

            hahahah how is the leg?

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:50

            Repairing itself after a Blue pill.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:51

            Well put your feet up and play online while it recovers. Oh… 0-O

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:51

            I am, LAZYworker.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:52

            So how does one use a walking stick?

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:56

            Lets just say that Gandalf the Grey makes it look very easy.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:59

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 11:00

            BWAHAHAHA

          • vajiha ali

            June 30, 2014 at 14:15

            opsss………………. 🙁

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 30, 2014 at 10:53

            Same Evil, different Resident? 😉

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:57

            If you work at Capcom…

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:43

            #OFFGRID

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 30, 2014 at 10:43

            #lazygamer not off grid 0_0

          • oVg Panzaboye

            June 30, 2014 at 10:44

            It is according to there analytics 😛

          • vajiha ali

            June 30, 2014 at 14:13

            wo….my fav clor was blue……………..;)

    • Rags

      June 30, 2014 at 10:33

      Kinda agree, they should let the users make dedicated and private servers.

      Reply

    • Sk3tz0

      June 30, 2014 at 10:58

      ..

      Reply

      • oVg Panzaboye

        June 30, 2014 at 11:01

        Somebody got it 😛

        Reply

      • vajiha ali

        June 30, 2014 at 14:11

        shammm…………cloth kyu pehene hai???na dikhana wali chis dikhadi 🙁

        Reply

  9. The Gaming Alcoholic

    June 30, 2014 at 10:29

    This article is about three months late.

    Reply

  10. Sk3tz0

    June 30, 2014 at 10:52

    Wanna know why people not playing Titanfall anymore.. its because when they are yelling “FUCK OFF! ” after getting killed the Xbone keeps switching off..

    Reply

    • oVg Panzaboye

      June 30, 2014 at 11:06

      At least it knows its place.
      XBOX… GO HOME!!!

      Reply

  11. DBL_ZA

    June 30, 2014 at 11:34

    After the latest patch it seems to be easier to find games. But before that it was a struggle to find games even on the EU servers

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  12. Xx_-Gaben_of_Gamen-_xX

    June 30, 2014 at 11:44

    The hype was too great

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  13. Xx_-Gaben_of_Gamen-_xX

    June 30, 2014 at 12:13

    People were asked “Had they seen Titanfall?”, and they saw it, and quickly moved on. Hype, gimmicky gameplay and lack of content killed the Titan.

    Reply

  14. Pieter Kruger

    June 30, 2014 at 12:24

    No problems here! Still enjoying it non stop!! ????

    Reply

  15. vajiha ali

    June 30, 2014 at 14:23

    u r write PIETER KRUGER no problems here!i like it 😉

    Reply

  16. Estian Hough

    June 30, 2014 at 15:48

    Meh I bought the game the first day I could out of being falsely hyped up about it. Played it for like a day and started asking around how I can sell it.

    I still miss that R550 or so.

    Still haven’t been able to sell it.

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  17. HisDivineOrder

    June 30, 2014 at 15:57

    Sales flop? No. Most people who bought an Xbox One in the first half of the year probably bought it for Titanfail.

    The problem is that the game’s audience dwindled once everyone realized how shallow the game was. You know how I know? Because what did Respawn recently get in trouble for doing? Trimming game modes? Why did they do that? Lack of interest.

    If there was a HUGE, THRIVING community, they wouldn’t ALL be playing the same couple of game modes, they’d be playing tons of them. If Respawn can’t get enough players to do CTF, then I think that is highly suggestive of the idea they’re having a population problem, which is exactly what they said (for those game modes) when they trimmed them. Eventually, they came back and said they would tweak the matchmaking instead, but that hasn’t really helped those game modes at all.

    Anecdotally, if you look around the web, everyone who WAS playing Titanfail is saying something along the lines of, “Well, I played it and I had fun… for about a month.” If you go to Twitch, you see TONS of people streaming Call of Duty, League of Legends, Dota2, but Titanfail was practically non-existent until they started giving 48 hour sessions for free. Now it’s middling.

    I’d say the evidence is strong the game is tanking and I expect EA to drop the price by an absurd degree rather soon-ish. If they put it at $19.99, they’d get most of the holdouts to join up and play for their month before leaving, too.

    What do you expect, though? It’s a multiplayer-only game priced like a Call of Duty that includes multiplayer AND single player? It’s a Dota-lite that lacks most of what makes Dota’s remotely interesting along with a “power up” that’s dressed up to look like mech combat, but lacks most of the awesome of what a mech should actually be.

    Titanfail was the perfect sales vehicle for a console, but as a multiplayer competitive game it’s lacking a lot. Moreover, it was way, way overpriced.

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  18. BLACKNINJA5042012

    June 30, 2014 at 20:50

    NeoGaf, how can that place be taken seriously. It’s a known Sony fanboy hangout.

    Reply

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