The registration for the Titanfall‘s beta will open in just two hours, and Respawn Entertainment is gearing up for the onslaught. Since it’ll be between 2 and 3 AM in Europe, quite a few European gamers are complaining about being penalized in comparison to North American tester candidates, but Respawn entertainment mentioned that we can take our time and apply later, as the beta won’t be first come, first serve:
Everyone who applies will have a chance at getting into the beta, no matter when they register.
Community manager Abbie Heppe also clarified that there will be European servers for the beta, so gamers from the Old Continent will get a fair shot at it, since those have to be populated as well:
It’s 3 AM for me when it goes live (Paris). We need to fill EU servers so you’ll all have a fair shot
Finally, Respawn Co-Founder Vince Zampella was asked if the studio is prepared for tonight’s traffic, and he answered that it probably isn’t.
Probably not, but excited to see.
We’ll have to wait and see as well if the onslaught of wannabe testers will bring Respawn’s registration website to its knees. Hopefully it won’t, but in this kind of situation there’s very little a studio can do to prepare and keep the servers up as hundreds of thousands of applicants hit them exactly at the same time.
Considering that the timing of the application won’t be a determining factor for acceptance, we might as well take it easy and let the storm pass. Remember that the beta will be exclusive to Xbox One and PC, so if you have only an Xbox 360, there’s nothing to see here.