Pre-purchase and pre-loading of Titanfall (now denied) for Xbox One – UPDATE: You can’t

UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed the page was in fact posted in error and has no plan to allow users to pre-load Titanfall at this time.

A Microsoft spokesperson offered the following comment to Polygon:

“We believe in digital distribution, and are proud to give gamers a variety of ways to purchase and experience their games. However, pre-purchase and pre-download for Titanfall for Xbox One will not be available from Xbox Store. We’ll continue to strike a balance between digital distribution and its benefits, while supporting physical games purchase through our retail partners.”

“The pre-purchase offer page was posted in error. We apologize for any confusion.”

The page displaying this information has now been removed.

Source: Polygon

The Official Xbox website has been updated to show details of the ability to pre-purchase and pre-load Titanfall ahead of it’s release.

According to the information on the Xbox website, you may download the game from Xbox Live as soon as your pre-purchase is placed, but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM on the release date in your country.

The website suggests the download size will be 15.88GB, but we’re still unsure on whether this is just the pre-load installation size to start the game whilst the rest is installed, or the full size of the Titanfall installation. We’re assuming the sudden functionality is included in the upcoming Xbox One system update, which supposedly “prepares” the console for Titanfall.

No price information has yet been displayed and you cannot make a purchase at this time. You can see all here.

Pre-purchase: You will be charged the full price immediately for this pre-purchase. Xbox One game expected to release on March 11th, 2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until after 12:01 AM PST on the release date in your country. No refunds. This transaction is subject to the Xbox Live Terms of Use. On Xbox, Titanfall requires Xbox Live Gold (sold separately).

Source: Xbox.com (thanks to TrollinThunder on Twitter)

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