Titanfall 2 Developer Hounded by Xbox Fanboys After Posting PS4 Disc Image
John Williamson / 6 years ago
Game developers have an incredibly stressful job trying to meet deadlines and can encounter some difficult situations when dealing with passionate members of the public. Recently, Titanfall 2’s producer received a huge backlash from Xbox fans after posting an image of Titanfall 2’s game disk on the PlayStation 4. It’s important to remember that Titanfall’s roots began as an Xbox One exclusive and displaying the PlayStation 4 version clearly riled up a section of Xbox One fanboys. Unbelievably, many of these sent ridiculous Tweets to Titanfall 2’s producer claiming the studio was biased towards Sony and threatening to boycott the game:
Perhaps the most glaring example of stupidity reads:
“Thanks. Just to let you know, I’m cancelling because a Titanfall Dev is marketing PS4 on Twitter while MS has marking rights to the game. That’s not right.”
Fanboyism is the bane of anyone who works in public life, whether it be the technology industry or gaming. The notion that people define their self-value by blindly supporting a company is madness and I cannot understand this kind of mentality. These kinds of individuals paint the gaming industry in a bad light and make the community more hostile. They need to wake up and realise that no company is perfect, they all make mistakes and their goal is to make money, not be your ally. In an ideal world, I’d love to see fanboyism disappear and people to have a more balanced discourse. However, it seems people are attracted to drama and voicing their hatred online without any regret.