Microsoft sent Titanfall's developers some slick looking custom Xbox One consoles

Microsoft is still treating the release of the upcoming multiplayer sci-fi shooter Titanfall as a first party Xbox One game, even though it was developed by Respawn Entertainment and is being published by Electronic Arts. This week, Respawn team members got a cool surprise from Microsoft; custom Xbox One consoles with artwork inspired by Titanfall.

The official Respawn Twitter account posted up an image of the slick looking limited edition console. It's unknown just how many of these models were commissioned by Microsoft. The same design was leaked over a month ago but there's no indication Microsoft plans to sell this version to the general public.

Microsoft is selling a version of the $499.99 console with a free Titanfall digital download code right now, but while it comes in special packaging, the actual Xbox One will be of the basic "liquid black" color scheme. Microsoft is selling a special version of the Xbox One controller that has Titanfall-based graphics for $64.99.

In related news, all of Microsoft's retail stores will open at 9 pm on Monday, March 10th to hold special Titanfall launch parties that will end at midnight when the game can officially be sold. Attendees will also get a chance to win some prizes like an Xbox One Titanfall bundle and more.

Source: Respawn Entertainment on Twitter | Image via Respawn

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It's primarily a game console - both the XB1 and XB360 have been repeatedly accused of not looking game-console enough, so now you want to beat Microsoft up because they did a limited run that actually takes your advice?

My only quibble - and I'm admitting that it's a quibble - is that they didn't re-use the scheme for the Titanfall Edition XB1.

PGHammer said,
It's primarily a game console - both the XB1 and XB360 have been repeatedly accused of not looking game-console enough, so now you want to beat Microsoft up because they did a limited run that actually takes your advice?

My only quibble - and I'm admitting that it's a quibble - is that they didn't re-use the scheme for the Titanfall Edition XB1.

What are you talking about? I didn't "advise" them on anything... I've never stated how "I" want a games console to look like. As I don't particulaly care.

I am just saying I don't particularly like the stylings of this one... Sheesh...

Very cool, but why on earth weren't these included in the public titanfall x1 bundles??

I would have bought one in a heart beat if we got these in there as well...
Sigh...oh well, guess I'll just have to wait until Halo limited edition x1.

1. They cost more to make.

2. Not everyone that want to play titanfall will like the case design.

They could make a special edition higher in price with this case. I highly doubt that they will bundle this standard to everyone.

If you can't afford, then buy a standard xbox one console and take it home:

take it apart and start prep up with tape

paint it with your choice of colors

then when all finished and dry, assemble back together.

Now you have your own custom design xbox console.

shozilla said,
If you can't afford, then buy a standard xbox one console and take it home:

take it apart and start prep up with tape

paint it with your choice of colors

then when all finished and dry, assemble back together.

Now you have your own custom design xbox console.


yeah, sure I can do that, but I'd rather not.
I'd rather just buy one manufactured and designed by microsoft.

And I never said that I couldn't afford anything.

aviator189 said,

yeah, sure I can do that, but I'd rather not.
I'd rather just buy one manufactured and designed by microsoft.

And I never said that I couldn't afford anything.

I know you didn't say you can't afford.. .I was talking about that guy below your original comment. Which he said it cost money to make with custom design.

MS must be in talks to buy respawn. I can't believe they would take a risk on this IP given the money they have spent marketing the product and making Xbox one the titanfall home.

If they haven't then the must be prepared to fork out a lot of cash to retain future exclusives, but is it cheaper to buy the company?

You mean PC. Unless you think getting lower resolution, worse frame rate, paying for multiplayer, and no superior mouse/KB controls is a better choice?

Melfster said,
Yes but you have to EA origin which is downer. Xbox one is superior choice on this game.

Do you even 1080p? I'll keep my PC ta, that's the real superior choice as the game isn't a blury low res POS on it

Melfster said,
Yes but you have to EA origin which is downer. Xbox one is superior choice on this game.

I hate Origin and EA in general, but i'll still get the PC version, and i have a XB1 as well but theres no comparison. PC games are cheaper too, yet you get a superior version. I just use my consoles for their exclusives.

NoClipMode said,
I hate Origin and EA in general, but i'll still get the PC version, and i have a XB1 as well but theres no comparison. PC games are cheaper too, yet you get a superior version. I just use my consoles for their exclusives.

Pretty much this.

I love Steam, and I'm certainly no fan of EA, but I never had an issue getting Battlefield 3 working with Origin. They also have good sales similar to the level of what Steam would do making it worth it, not to mention the awesome Humble Origin Bundle they did.

I'll support EA when they make the right move, if it means they continue to make the right move. Quality games at good prices? I can't argue that, regardless of my distaste for EA. It's when they do BAD that gamers need to vote with their wallets and avoid them like the plague (like Dungeon Keeper).

dead.cell said,

Pretty much this.

I love Steam, and I'm certainly no fan of EA, but I never had an issue getting Battlefield 3 working with Origin. They also have good sales similar to the level of what Steam would do making it worth it, not to mention the awesome Humble Origin Bundle they did.

I'll support EA when they make the right move, if it means they continue to make the right move. Quality games at good prices? I can't argue that, regardless of my distaste for EA. It's when they do BAD that gamers need to vote with their wallets and avoid them like the plague (like Dungeon Keeper).

Origin have that refund policy now too. So if you are unhappy with a game (for ANY reason) you can get a full refund. STEAM should take note. Good guy EA.

I've gotten a refund through Origin before, they are good in that sense. Still, be wary of the beast. EA above all has been known to take a mile if you give them an inch.

Joswin said,

Origin have that refund policy now too. So if you are unhappy with a game (for ANY reason) you can get a full refund. STEAM should take note. Good guy EA.

Doesn't Steam gives refunds if you open a support ticket?

Nope. I tried that once and they gave me Copy & Paste 'All sales are final' replies. Even when I told them the reason I wanted a refund was the game was performing poorly on hardware well above the recommended specs (then). They told me to contact the publisher..... I spent a lot of money with STEAM and have been on there for gone 8 years now...... expected better.

Anarkii said,
Full game allready leaked. There goes about $20-30 million in PC sales
Source - the usual places.

Isn't it multiplayer only? Couldn't they ban your Origin account or brick you from going on the servers?

Anarkii said,
Full game allready leaked. There goes about $20-30 million in PC sales

Anyone that wants to pirate a game will do so, meaning that those aren't lost sales as such. However, the game is multiplayer only and pirated versions will be blocked from playing on legitimate servers.

What will really hurt sales is EA's boycott of Steam, as I haven't bought any EA games since Crysis 2 was released on Steam.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Anyone that wants to pirate a game will do so, meaning that those aren't lost sales as such. However, the game is multiplayer only and pirated versions will be blocked from playing on legitimate servers.

What will really hurt sales is EA's boycott of Steam, as I haven't bought any EA games since Crysis 2 was released on Steam.

Wow. So PC Gamers once again have a downside.

Mr.XXIV said,

Wow. So PC Gamers once again have a downside.

On the upside...

While both legitimate PC and console owners both suffer from EA server outages and other EA related crap. Pirates will enjoy stable servers, mostly with active admins trying to keep the cheating and hacking under control on their servers. EA admins on the other hand, in the back room drinking tea while their servers are on fire.

But yeah, I too haven't touched a EA game since they abandoned steam.

LightEco said,
You do realize that EA is only publishing this game and has nothing to do with the game's servers right?

uhhh, the game is distributed with origin. The drm is handled by origin.

sagum said,
EA admins on the other hand, in the back room drinking tea while their servers are on fire.

Also, if you think that the people who control the servers don't bust their a** trying to keep things running, you're an idiot.

Its amazing that GTA Online and other games can go down for weeks with no anger from users when EA goes down for an hour from a DDOS attack, its all "EA SUCKS!".

LightEco said,

Also, if you think that the people who control the servers don't bust their a** trying to keep things running, you're an idiot.

Its amazing that GTA Online and other games can go down for weeks with no anger from users when EA goes down for an hour from a DDOS attack, its all "EA SUCKS!".

Well, the point of my discussion was that the pirated copies would probably be bricked, not whether or not EA was hosting, but it just turned into a flame war. Could we stop arguing about EA?

Anarkii said,
Full game allready leaked. There goes about $20-30 million in PC sales
Source - the usual places.

This is an idiotic statement. The game has no proper single player and is run through origin. Even if the singleplayer is cracked - it will only serve as an appetizer for the online game. I doubt they would loose hardly any sales from the game being leaked.

Well, from my recollection, this game is online only and some of the processing will be done on the Azure cloud of MS. So, while I dont doubt pirates will have this game unbound by drm, and maybe on a peer to peer system, it wont be the same in terms of latency and hosting as you get from the actual game. If 20-30 million in sales is scraped off I think this game will selling the multi-hundreds of millions in game sales then.

Though, I could be wrong =).

Enron said,
I heard these Xboxes also have upgraded GTX Titan graphics and can do 1080p easily.

See what you did there

theyarecomingforyou said,

Not funny and deliberately misleading.

You guys should really learn to use google. It was stated last week that certain xbone consoles sent out to fav developers were fitted with cut back 4gb gtx titan chipsets and a slightly bigger psu protrusion. Its clear xbone will be rolling these out in retail in the next few months. But it leaves a big question.., what of early purchasers who are now stuck with a slower 720p/60fps console. IMO maybe they should buy pc's

You should read more trustworthy sites in that case. Both consoles are and will be running purely on AMD hardware. Dev kits and sale consoles how ever are a different story. You can fit a dev kit what ever you like, sale console, not so much. Since MS already has an deal with AMD for this generation there is no chance that they will throw a console into sale with Nvidias hardware.

Just as you didn't see last generation ditching their current hardware just to get more power out of it. It just won't happen.

These were supposed to be from the Limited Edition! I still do not know why these xboxes were scrapped out from public!