Titanfall Beta Announcement After Certification of New Build; Quite Low PC Minimum Specs Revealed

The start date of the beta testing of Titanfall, rumored to begin on February 14th, has not yet been confirmed officially by Rerspawn Entertainment, but the official announcement (that will presumably also include application modes) isn’t too far according to Co-founder Vince Zampella.

Need to put a build through certification and pass before we officially announce a date for beta.

Zampella also added that beta codes won’t be region locked, and confirmed that there won’t be any NDA (earlier he had left it conditional), meaning that even those that won’t be in the beta will be able to enjoy a sizable amount of videos, screenshots and information from the testers. He also clarified that an Origin account won’t be necessary for those wanting to play the beta on Xbox One.

Even more interestingly, Zampella announced the minimum hardware requirements for the PC version of the beta:

Min: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1 AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 4GB RAM 512MB VRAM, Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT

Besides the 64-bit requirement for the operating system, the minimum specs are very reasonable, especially for what CPU and GPU are concerned, making the beta very accessible even to those that don’t have a top-of-the-line gaming PC.

Luckily, according to Zampella, Respawn will send out a large number of beta codes, or more precisely “as many as titanly possible!” So there are good hopes that most won’t have to sit on the sidelines and just watch videos.

Finally, Zampella also threw a bone to Mac users, saying that the developer is “talking about” a Mac version, but it would have to come after the launch of the game.

Will the beta code offer better textures for the Xbox One version? We’ll have to wait and see about that, but the reasonable requirements for the PC version seem to indicate that Xbox One owners shouldn’t worry too much.

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  • bigshynepo

    “Will the beta code offer better textures for the Xbox One version?”
    I don’t see them upgrading textures for the Beta if they are still “trying to keep file size down”.
    However, they should use the upgraded textures to garner some more positive press for the title. No one wants to see texture griping just days before their launch.

    P.S. I still have a suspicion that the X360 version will bomb.
    From Amazon US:
    Titanfall (XB1) – #34
    Titanfall (X360) – #662

    (For reference: Metal Gear:GZ (PS4) is #47, Metal Gear:GZ (PS3) is #565)

  • Jamic

    how are these “quite low” ? seems pretty standard to me.

    • bigshynepo

      Judging by the requirements, the textures may still be reduced or the lowest graphics setting may not use any horsepower at all (read: ugly).

    • ilovegoogleglass

      Not at all, core 2 duo…Wonder what specs you’re running on?

      • Jamic

        I7 2600 3,4 Ghz and GTX560 ti.

        2,4 Ghz dual core and 8800 GT arent really “low” in my books.

        EDIT: and by standard I mean that the requirements are just like for pretty much every other modern game.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      I had that kind of PC 5 years ago 😀

      • Vulcanproject

        Core 2 Duo E6600 2,4ghz (with a hefty OC) and 8800GT (with a hefty OC). This was my exact gaming machine, circa late 2007 when 8800GT launched 😀 only over 6 years ago I could have run this game haha

        So yeah, rather low I would say!

  • Hip2Bsquare

    Still wishing this comes to ps4 :/ I hate gaming on pc. I’ll probably get an xbox one after titanfall releases for that and other Microsoft exclusives, but still wish I could get it for my ps4. Oh well.

    • NBDxHollywood

      Titanfall 2 coming to both systems

      • Hip2Bsquare

        I looked and never did they confirm that, just vague statements, so no we don’t know it’s coming or if it’s not.

  • fortherightcash

    Anytime William Usher posts a comment on something I immediately lose interest in the article, wish that piece of sh** would crawl back into his rats nest and die.