We’ve had to fight tooth and nail to have a game that anyone would even know existed
The Titanfall beta is over. Giving Xbox One users its sweet, sweet love from Valentine's Day to a delayed departure yesterday. As the beta was wrapping up, Software Engineer Rayme Vinson of developer Respawn Entertainment took to the seedy gaming underbelly of NeoGAF to explain what the beta was for, and what will be improved:
“Lots of under-the-hood performance improvements have already been done since this Beta build was locked down, that’ll be in the full release. The Beta itself is informing further improvements (and bugfixes, of course).”
Producer Drew McCoy also responded to some wild left-field accusations of the Titanfall's developer of paying off the press for the game's overall good reception. “Anyone who thinks we weren’t living in the shadow of decade+ old established franchises at our reveal at E3 are as crazy as their conspiracy theories of anyone getting paid off.” he said. ”We’ve had to fight tooth and nail to have a game that anyone would even know existed, let alone be excited for and want to create coverage of. I get it that its not for everyone, but to say we’re paying anyone off is downright insanity. Not to mention the height of insulting.”
Xbox One users are rubbing it in a bit
This after users took to the site to complain that the Xbox One and PC exclusive was getting massive amounts of good press. In light of a debacle revealed a few months ago about Microsoft paying YouTube users for positive feedback about its latest console many have assumed that this is par for the course.
In full disclosure, I have not received anything free from any game company in return for press, much less a free console as many users suggest. It's possible someone does, but not anyone I know. Also when companies send out review copies of games they are typically used for the review then given away on the site. The more you know.
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