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Titanfall to launch without local dedicated servers in Australia

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 10:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that the shooter will launch without dedicated servers on Australian soil.

It follows confirmation that Titanfall DLC will come Q3 2014.

A thread over on the Titanfall forum was brought to our attention by one reader, and it contains an email conversation between a gamer and Respawn community boss Abbie Heppe.

When asked if the Australian Titanfall release would receive dedicated servers, Heppe replied, “It’s really a question for Microsoft. There are servers that gamers in Australia will be able to connect to and we’re testing builds there to make sure they won’t have an unacceptable connection (it has been playable in our tests). I hope that helps a bit!”

Next, the gamer asked to clarify whether or not this meant there would be Titanfall servers located on Australian soil – a valid concern for an online-only title – to which Heppe replied, “They aren’t Australian and I don’t know the exact location (sorry, not the server expert )…but we continue to advocate for Australian servers while making sure Australian gamers will have the best experience we can offer them.”

What do you make of the above?

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6 Comments

  1. Djoenz

    Hold on even for PC players?

    #1 8 months ago
  2. CyberMarco

    But… but the power of the cloud?

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Docker Al

    Bitterly disappointed not just for this game but any others relying on Microsoft’s servers, of which there are none in Australia.
    Thanks for getting this into the mainstream gaming media Dave, it can only help.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. fengato

    Docker Al :

    “Thanks for getting this into the mainstream gaming media Dave, it can only help.”

    Exactly – it’s amazing how this kind of game-breaking stuff goes down without being flagged. PC better have ‘em.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Chick3n

    Azure is used for all platforms. That means no dedicated servers in Aus for 360/XB1 or PC.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Scared

    but….but….I was really excited for Titanfall. No dedicated servers locally means the game is as good as dead.

    The only way to make sure players don’t have an ‘unacceptable connection’ is to have local servers so we can get <50 ping.

    #6 8 months ago

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