Titanfall 2 is finally out in the wild, with players hopping into mechs and blasting through the game's campaign and online modes. For some folks who ordered the game's Vanguard edition, though, the only game they're playing right now is "the waiting game."
Buzz around the internet is that some Amazon shoppers aren't too happy when it comes to Titanfall 2, which launched just yesterday on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Tooling around twitter, message boards, and forums, it sounds like some folks who pre-ordered the game for day-one delivery still have not received their copies of Titanfall 2. This seems to be tied to one particular version of the game, the Vanguard Collector's Edition, and one retailer in particular, Amazon.
Here's a look at just one tweet in particular, Joe Vargas, known for the Angry Joe Show.
So the launch date came and went and it looks like Angry Joe is without his copy of Titanfall 2. He points out that there was a sudden delay put on the game and no word on when it might actually be available and delivered. And Angry Joe isn't alone here; loads of people are reporting the exact same problem.
It might be easy for some to say, "What's the big deal? Just play it when it gets there," but that's not really the point. The whole purpose of pre-ordering a game (well, one of them, anyway) is to reserve a copy nice and early. These folks want to be playing Titanfall 2 from the get-go, so they took advantage of a service that is supposed to guarantee exactly that. There's also the fact that they've probably forked over extra cash to have their delivery arrive the day of launch rather than a few days later. Even refunding their money isn't going to solve a problem like that. I don't know about you folks, but when I've got a game's launch set in my head, I tend to schedule other events around time for me to be able to play that game. If said game doesn't arrive, you're potentially screwing with my entire weekend.
This might not have been so bad had Amazon not made an identical booboo just a few weeks back. Gears of War 4 offered early access versions of the game that, once again, were delayed to some consumers. Again, what's the point of offering "early access" games for delivery if you can't deliver on that promise?
Unfortunately, Amazon has offered no update on the matter, so we suppose would-be Titanfall 2 players just have to sit tight for the time being. But with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to wonder if Amazon is going to be able to keep up with demand. Then again, maybe there was an issue they can't control. But we can't know until they offer some info.