While everyone else will enjoy Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall when it releases this year, it looks like gamers in South Africa will not be able to play the game. Publisher EA announced that it wouldn't be releasing the game in the region because of poor broadband speeds.
EA South Africa announced via its Facebook page early this morning that has decided to hold off on a local release of the game due to what it called poor Internet performance during the game's recent beta test. South African gaming site Gamezone reports that local preorders of the game are being canceled both by Origin and area brick-and-mortar retailers.
"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," the company wrote. "We understand this is a disappointment for local fans and will keep fans posted on any future plans regarding the release of Titanfall in South Africa."
Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella added later on Twitter that "performance wasn't as good in the area as we would like, don't want to sell you something that isn't great."
Zampella said that EA and Respawn will look further into how and if the game can be launched in South Africa after launches in other territories.
Source: Ars Technica