Microsoft pins hopes on "Titanfall" to power Xbox One sales

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) is carrying out a massive launch of hotly anticipated computer game "Titanfall" today, with the company hoping that the sci-fi combat title will boost sales of the Xbox One, which appears to be lagging behind Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 4.

The strategy is one that worked with "Halo," a sci-fi shooter game that was launched in 2001 and became a blockbuster that fueled sales of the Xbox.

Titanfall was developed by Respawn Entertainment and is being published by Electronic Arts (EA).