If you’re one of the many local players who hit the roof when the found out the first Titanfall wasn’t going to be released in South Africa, rejoice! That fate will not befall Titanfall 2.
EA has told htxt.africa that Respawn’s next Man Vs Mech fragfest will officially be launched here.
Let’s get caught up on this franchise and its rocky road in SA. Less than a week before the original was due to be launched locally, EA announced that the game would not be sold here. Not only could you not buy a physical boxed copy, but you were also unable to buy it digitally.
The official word from EA read as follows:
After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time.
While this sparked debate with the local gamers, it’s more than likely that this complaint to the game’s local distributors citing South Africa’s Consumer Protection Act didn’t help much.
Regardless of how or why we never got the game, many people were still able to play it using workarounds involving buying a game code through Evopoints. This only seemed to work, however, as developers Respawn were not region-locking the online game.
@NickdeBruyne it's not blocked to my knowledge
— Respawn (@Respawn) March 10, 2014
Titanfall 2 should be arriving here on Friday, October 28th, 2016 – the same date the rest of the world is scheduled to get it. Keep in mind, though, that EA decided to pull SA’s Titanfall release date about a week before it was scheduled to be out.
Standby for Titanfall. For real this time. Hopefully.