Microsoft: "pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available."
Last week, 'Titanfall's Xbox Store listing included the following pre-load details: "Xbox One game expected to release on March 11th, 2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM PST on the release date in your country."
Those details and that listing have since been removed, and Microsoft has issued the following statement to Polygon, "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."
So it seems that in spite of the logic of offering a pre-load option for major, 20GB releases like 'Titanfall' on the consoles, the option will remain limited to the PC.
You can find the latest info on 'Titanfall' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Author: Brian Hoss