I knew the "Titanfall" launch party was going to be big, but the question I kept asking myself before arriving was how big? The answer: Monumental. On March 10th, Fazal Din and his dedicated Microsoft Store employees invited "Titanfall" fans to a night of fun at their store location in the Walt Whitman Mall on Long Island. Soon after I arrived on the scene, I was welcomed with a massive "Titanfall" and Xbox One logo that was projected onto the side of the mall, along with a line of fans outside that were eagerly waiting to enter the building and experience a launch party like no other.
The first 25 fans were given 12 month Xbox Live Gold cards, while "Titanfall" t-shirts were handed out to everyone else on line. After getting inside everyone received an Xbox One lanyard with a "Titanfall" DAY ONE badge attached to it, as well as a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the many prizes available, including two Xbox One "Titanfall" consoles.
A stack of full pizza boxes were at the ready as a live DJ provided music and "Titanfall" was available to play on 11 Xbox One consoles for fans to try out and play with other people online. Throughout the night, the winning ticket numbers for prizes were called out to ecstatic fans who ran to get their prizes, which included Xbox One stereo headsets, Turtle Beach "Titanfall" Ear Force Atlas headsets and the grand prize of a Polk Audio SurroundBar 5000 IHT.
There was even a backdrop set up with a red carpet for fans who won prizes to take pictures and pose with three "Titanfall" inspired characters that congratulated them upon winning and to commemorate their night.
Dancing was also a huge part of the party as music filled the entire store, as well as half the Walt Whitman Mall. Microsoft Store employees danced throughout the night and encouraged party goers to do so as well. At one point a conga line even went through the store.
As the party continued, I spoke with fans and asked them what they thought of "Titanfall." Simply said, all of them couldn't wait to purchase the game and return home for a very long play session with the rest of the fans who were picking it up at midnight.
The music was loud and the pizza and Monster energy drinks were abundant as many fans attended the "Titanfall" launch party at Walt Whitman Mall. It was the biggest turnout for a launch night that I have ever seen and if Microsoft continues to do these events...well let's just say I'm looking forward to the next one!
"Titanfall" is now available for the Xbox One for the suggested retail price of $59.99. It will be available on March 25th for the Xbox 360.