Is EA underplaying massive TitanFall Xbox 360 and Xbox One differences?

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.


Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. Dennis Crosby April 13, 2014 |

    At the end of the day Titanfall’s is in that category with Call of Duty visual they aren’t something that will be mind blowing and it doesn’t matter if the game is running at 480i to 4k the game looks the same no matter what only difference will be the textures

  2. RA3030 April 13, 2014 |

    EA’s job is to sell the game not the next gen console. The PC version and the Xbox One Cable Box versions are “worlds apart” but EA never went that route to down play the limits of the X1 Cable Box why would they do it the 360? Shouldn’t Microsoft be the one out front doing whatever they can to show what the X1 Cable Box can do? And anyway it’s the Microsoft crowd that’s been saying for the last 5 months that things like resolution, graphics and console systems visuals do not matter so if you can play the same game on a system you already have for $60 usd why pay around $500 usd for better visuals? And although the game may run smoother on the X1 Cable Box and I should hope so! Unlike the author I think it goes without saying lol. But with that said the Xbox One Cable Box version reported by many users “it suffers fron a little screen tearing” as well. Also the the authors claim the the 360 version “lacks the visual fidelity” then shows a video to make the point. Sure u can see a little improvement in the video but in no way is the improvement worth a $500 usd upgrade. Not even close. So if you going to do and article on why and how the X1 Cable Box is better try and find something other than resolution or graphics to make your point because the Xbox fan base has said repeatedly over the last 5 months that they don’t care about those things.

    • ps4lol May 10, 2014 |

      Evil mentally ill dumb constantly wrong worthless microsoft xbox fanboy shill.

      You bitterly hate PS4’s stronger hardware, more developer support, and near 2:1 global sales lead.

      You’re clearly too stupid to understand business or sales, just want to fling feces and scream like a rabid animal.,,,

  3. Well according to Digital Foundry the xbone version suffers from screen tearing and frame dips too, so they both suck. Of course Im sure xbots will say Digital Foundry is not a reputable source like they do with every source that sh!ts on their precious VCR TV box one.

    • Robin Betka April 14, 2014 |

      Tearing is so little on rare on xb1 it doesnt even matter, except that the pc master race will jerk off about it.

  4. madbads April 14, 2014 |

    now someone is but`hurt cause there is big difference with 10 year and 6 month old console?…… really?

  5. GremDude April 14, 2014 |

    This is the dumbest article ever. What does the author expect EA to do? “Buy Titanfall on 360. Not as good as Xbone but still okay!” Great marketing there!

  6. Jessika S. April 14, 2014 |

    This is the dumbest article I have read today, the Xbox 360 is 9 years old and it still looks pretty close. I play on Xbox One and the game still has slow downs and screen tearing. You know that the PC version looks different from the Xbox One version your gonna write something about that too. Titanfall’s gameplay is what makes this game not the graphics. Titanfall is not the game you put in to impress your friends when they want to see a Xbox One game.

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