With a delayed release of the Xbox 360 version of the eagerly anticipated mech multiplayer shooter TitanFall, the question has to be asked whether publisher EA are underplaying massive TitanFall Xbox 360 and Xbox One differences, even going as far as stating in their advertising of the Xbox 360 version that the two are comparable and close. However, this is certainly not the case not only with the graphics but how smoothly the game actually plays. We’ve sampled both first hand and can tell you that although the Xbox 360 version is no slouch, it suffers from a little screen tearing and lacks the visual fidelity of its Xbox One counterpart by quite some margin. Take a look at our TitanFall Xbox 360 versus Xbox One graphics comparison video for the full picture which shows off how different the two games look back to back and enabling the viewer to focus on just one image at a time.
Reading between the lines, it’s obvious EA has done well with the current TitanFall bundle on Xbox One and with many gamers in their millions still clinging on to their last gen consoles, it makes sense to publicize this go-to game in as best light as possible to attract gamers to the Xbox 360 outing now that the Xbox One has done the rounds. So to liken the game to a “next gen” experience seems like a natural progression in terms of its advertising and considering how well the last gen version holds up, although in many ways this doesn’t factor in that the two version are worlds apart in terms of visual elements.
Some gamers will no doubt find it hard to spot any genuine differences within the core gameplay on offer, but as mentioned, in terms of smoothness of play and visual fidelity, the Xbox One version comes out on top. In this case, we feel that EA are possibly underplaying the next gen version without having to mention the visual differences in an attempt to appeal to those gamers who are not ready to jump into next gen gaming just yet, and who might be sitting on the fence about buying TitanFall, especially considering Call of Duty and its own Battlefield games do very well on last gen systems. The reality is, EA should be promoting TitanFall on its own merits, and not making insinuating claims which frankly skew the reality of the situation. Sure, the gameplay is similar, but to cast the “next gen” tagline in the advertising feels a bit forced and unnecessary in this instance.