[Updated] Xbox One Titanfall pre-installs will open before launch, confirms dev
[UPDATE-Microsoft had the following to say on the topic:
“We believe in digital distribution, and are proud to give gamers a variety of ways to purchase and experience their games. However, pre-purchase and pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available from Xbox Store. We’ll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners. The pre-purchase offer page was posted in error. We apologize for any confusion.” Source]
Microsoft and developer Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that the Xbox One version of Titanfall will be put up for pre-download ahead of the game’s March release.
“You may download the game from Xbox Live before [release], but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM PST on the release date in your country,” confirmed the Titanfalllistingon Xbox Live.
Pre-downloads will be possible to those who digitally pre-order the game via Xbox Live on Xbox One only. There is no mention of plans to do the same on PC, and pre-downloads are not allowed on Xbox 360.
Pre-downloading a title allows users to get into the game sooner after its launch. Files downloaded early remain in an unplayable state until midnight on the night of launch.