Earlier today everybody here at 4-One, and pretty much everybody in the gaming community collectively face palmed at the idiocy shown by a number of disgruntled Titanfall “fans” when they were treated to an image of a “sexy” PlayStation 4 disc. Respawn have responded. Drew McCoy, producer of Titanfall, tweeted out the following photo, much to the anger of many Xbox owners.
— Drew McCoy (@DKo5) September 30, 2016
You can check out many of the reactions to his innocent tweet RIGHT HERE.
A few hours ago Jon Shiring, lead engineer on Titanfall 2, finally responded to the ridiculous tweets being reported by every gaming news outlet today.
This is a Green Disc. It is not green. It is not sexy. It is a disc that you can ask Xbox to sign & print before you go to manufacturing. pic.twitter.com/wgnP5G06DI
— Jon Shiring (@jonshiring) October 3, 2016
The official Respawn page joined Jon in educating the outraged “fans” when also tweeted:
— Respawn (@Respawn) October 3, 2016
It’s not surprising that most people had no idea what a green disc was. I didn’t know what it was until today. It’s basically the disc signed by Microsoft before a game is sent to printing and manufacturing. I reckon Drew will be much more careful in the future when he’s Tweeting so he can be sure to not trigger the Sensitive Sally’s of the gaming community. Personally I don’t think anybody actually cancelled their pre-orders directly because of Drew’s tweet. I believe they had no interest in the game anyway and had already cancelled prior to this.
Did you face palm as hard as we did?