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Microsoft put a good deal of focus on Titanfall when it pushed out the Xbox One, and it remains the most high-profile title for the console. The action-packed first person shooter shakes up the traditional deathmatch formula by adding mechs that players are free to hop in and out of. As a result, the game introduces more of a vertical component to the firefight, as combatants are able to hop along walls and wage war across various floors. Now EA has released a companion app to the game for Android.

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The app provides additional backstory on the Titanfall universe, a nice tough considering the game's lack of much of a single-player aspect. Inside, players can find information on characters, maps, and game modes. The software will let people track their stats and follow the action through a real-time mini-map.

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This release only works with the Xbox One version of Titanfall. Considering the game also came out for the PC, this effectively ices out a sizable number of its players. How nice.

Update: Titanfall is also available for the Xbox 360, and it looks like support for that platform is nowhere to be found as well.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • LoL

    I installed it on both phone and tablet only to find out I cant use it on PC. pathetic

    • Frederico Silva

      It's in the article, the app description and in the app reviews/comments. Microsoft's pathetic, you say?

      • Nabil L

        You know, when you're excited about a new app, you don't take the time to read about it, you just go to the play store and try it. And then comes the disappointment.

        • Eddie Hooper

          Yeah, you should probably read the app's description at the very least. Lol.

      • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

        How do you know this person found out about it from this article? Maybe they're venting about the experience they had prior to reading this article.

        • Frederico Silva

          I guess you just read 1/3 of my comment. "app description and app reviews" (in the Play Store, if you didn't understand that)

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            I apologize, I took that to mean the app description HERE.

            As for reviews, you still don't know how early the person downloaded it.

            App description is valid, though, although I quite honestly find it so absurd that it wouldn't support the PC version that I'm not sure I would have dug through it to find out. "Official companion app for Titanfall? Sweet, I'm in!" What's to research at that point? Who would have thought EA would cut out their most hardcore market enough to bother researching it?

            App descriptions are great for apps you know nothing about. This is an app that doesn't need much in the way of description. While I don't own Titanfall, I know quite a bit about it and its hardcore fans. They'd jump to download any official app, no need to so much as expand the "more" section of the description.

            Sorry, can't really fault the guy.

          • Frederico Silva

            Yes, I understand, but he can't really fault Microsoft because of his blind-fan-moment and for installing it in his phone and tablet for nothing - that's why you should read descriptions and/or reviews.

            It's like those notice in the description that say 'DOESN'T WORK ON HTC DEVICES' and then some d-bag rates it 1-star saying 'shitty app and developer, doesn't work on my htc one, what a noob'..

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            Did he fault Microsoft? For one thing, it's EA that released this app and failed to support PC, not Microsoft, and he made no mention of Microsoft. For another, the critique IS valid. He's not calling EA pathetic for him having installed it and it not working, he's calling them pathetic for not supporting the PC version. I don't think he's upset about his loss of time. The installation takes about three clicks from your computer to push it to both devices. That's not the issue.

            You're comparing apples to oranges here. Giving something a bad review because you didn't read the description is one thing. Giving it a bad review because it SHOULD have supported something it doesn't is entirely different. The latter is quite valid.

          • Frederico Silva

            Sry, my bad, I meant EA.

            I'm referring to the "I installed it on both phone and tablet only to find out I cant use it on PC." - he found it that way because he didn't bother to read, period.

            His "pathetic" remark is whole other conversation.

            So, you're saying the d-bag in my example is right because the dev SHOULD, against everything possible, make the app compatible with HTC? (again, in my example)

            All in all, I think this is a pretty useless argument and the bottom line is: shame on him for not reading the description before installing the app and shame on EA for not supporting PC.

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            His comment about installing on both devices was most likely just a part of his narrative. "I installed on both these devices, only THEN to find out they don't even support it." I think you're focusing too much on that.

            And no, I don't think the d-bag is right. He's the apple to this other guy's oranges. That's a guy who didn't comprehend that the app wasn't capable of working on his device, wasn't meant for his device, relies on hardware exclusive to the device it was built for, and stumbled in blindly and ignorantly. This is someone, like everyone else in this thread, who's complaining about the fact that the app wasn't designed to work with the PC version when it should have been. You're paying too much attention to his narrative process and not his actual message.

            No "shame" necessary for this guy. He was absentminded, like many of us would have been, and installed it without looking. His only "crime" was bothering to mention that as part of his complaint about the issue, allowing people like you to shame him instead of laugh along with his VERY human moment while sharing his anger at EA.

          • Frederico Silva

            Agreed, but maybe I haven't expressed myself the best way.

            I do understand the bottom line of his comment was the whole 'Y U NO SUPPORT PC?', I just think that him installing the app was just dumb, and that using it has a reason to further justify his case was even dumber. It's just my opinion, wasn't trying to offend/defend any party (:

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            I feel like comment threads are pretty hostile places. Sometimes they're justified, like when people do what you described in the HTC example, or when they make racist, or sexist off-topic comments. But I just felt like this guy wasn't, in fact, blaming his installation on anyone, but merely expanding his story from merely, "this sucks" like everyone else did, into, "I actually installed this on multiple devices before realizing it didn't even work anyway." I saw no blame in that comment, just a shared experience. So seeing him piled on for THAT kind of bugged me. I like to keep the hostility for the people who actually deserve it, not some poor schlub who got over-enthusiastic.

            It's all good. I just wanted to get that case out there. Sometimes people who make mistakes like this need a chuckle, not a slam.

          • Frederico Silva

            Yeah I agree, I just 'chucled' him to read the description the next time :D

          • Frederico Silva

            Yeah I agree, I just 'chuckled' him to read the description the next time :D

  • jamesfuston

    No PC support. That's hilarious.

    • Matthias

      It would be, if it wasn't so sad.

    • jamesfuston

      Constantly force closes on Nexus 5, 4.4.2 ART. Don't get your hopes up even if you do have an X1.

      • Matthias

        Why do people try to use ART already? It is far from being finished...

        Does it have any positive impact on real-world performance and battery life?

        Anyway, I wouldn't blame the app for not working on an experimental, officially unreleased platform...

        • Frederico Silva

          "Does it have any positive impact on real-world performance" - It does.
          My Nexus 5 is faster with ART while opening apps and my overall experience is faster too.
          Though I don't complain if an app is not working correctly with it since, as you said, it's still experimental and it grinds my gears when someone does. When it becomes the standard runtime, then yes, you can complain.

        • jamesfuston

          It has a positive impact on both performance and battery life. I think you're missing the point of customer feedback here, let me explain:
          EA clearly didn't test this on ART, as evidenced by the fact that it doesn't work. So, it's highly unlikely that they'll realize this doesn't work on ART unless customers (me) inform them.

          • ocdtrekkie

            @j_fuze:disqus Or it wasn't tested on ART because ART is experimental, and not intended to be used right now. Perhaps when ART is ready, apps will work on it.

            So sit down and shut up.

          • Scott Warner

            There is no need to test things for ART. When ART is actually finished, it will work.
            Its a bug in ART, not the app. File a bug with Google to fix ART

  • raveenrox

    i was really excited to use this :(

  • jamesfuston

    Also, I know more people that have this game for the 360 than for the Xbone. There goes that audience.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      I completely forgot about the Xbox 360. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Connor

    Egotistical Ass-hats do it again *claps*. Because, who cares about the PC players anyway? Apparently nobody. Even though I have no use for it since I'm a PC player, I still downloaded it to leave a 1 star review.

    • Steve Secor

      Mmmmm irony....

    • Mike

      Because all the negative comments that bash on EA are really going to make them want to develop the app for the PC. You guys are smart. Because instead of just posting a one star review and requesting PC compatibility would be just way too hard, much better to whine about it and act like a child.

      • WhoaManWtF

        He probably is a child..

      • ekiM

        Yeah!

        Sarcasm and back-handed insults on forums are so much better... /s

      • Connor

        While it is true that they would not want to develop it for this reason, it also gives them a reason to develop it, to stop the negative comments. It also shows that there is an audience for the app if they thought that the audience wasn't substantial enough to spend time to add support for the PC.

      • RealityCheck, Anyone?

        Negative, whining, a-holes who act like children spend money too. Any good exec/marketer knows this.

        Apparently, you don't have the slightest clue what you are talking about.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      but... but... what about #pcmasterrace ?

    • Billy

      Egotistical asshats, you say? From a PC gamer? Think about that for a second....lol...

      • Connor

        There you are implying that all PC gamers are elitists, which is rather ignorant to think that we are all that way.

        • Billy

          Okay, sorry then. :(

          But can you honestly tell me that you have never made a "PC Master Race"-related post at some point in time? ;)

          • Connor

            If I'm honest, I can't remember doing so. I used to be a console gamer; while being a console gamer, I hated the term, I was sick of hearing "PC master race". Although I didn't get a PC for that reason, but now that I am a PC gamer, I still hate the term.

          • Lou Lohman

            Your problem is that you seem to think the two are mutually exclusive.

            Me? I'm just a gamer, period. The preferred platform depends on the game.

          • SevenWhite7

            For every 1 PC elitist, there are 3 console casualists who tout that their console of choice will be the 'one console to rule them (games) all'.
            PC gamers get a bad rap, but seriously, none of them claim that PC will destroy consoles once and for all.
            And in all reality, there's a REASON multiple gaming platforms exist; they all make money. And almost always, a lot of it.
            Casual gamers typically prefer the comfort of a couch, where typically those who choose to game on a PC usually want to do so for the better hardware and better graphics. Some may simply prefer a controller or a keyboard/mouse, respectively.

        • Billy

          I'm also not excusing EA for leaving out PC gamers. That is ridiculous.

        • Wyatt Neal

          Not All of Us!!!

  • Faiz Abideen

    /r/PCMasterrace

  • Mike

    As someone who has both this game and an Xbox One, this is a great app.

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  • Jadephyre

    PC Gamers need not apply? Good, game was shite anyways, I could still kick myself for buying it.

  • Matthew Fry

    Lets be realistic here. The reason this is an Xbox One exclusive is to help Xbox One sales. Microsoft probably commissioned it. The Windows Phone and iOS versions are also Xbox One only.

  • Furanzo

    uh uh titanfall is the best browser game these days! cool game with great graphic guys!

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