Only those with an EA Origin account will be able to play Titanfall on PC, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed.
Company co-founder Vince Zampella revealed the requirement on his Twitter account – unsurprisingly, to a chorus of negativity from fans.
"I'll also ask that you give origin a try for the beta, costs you nothing," Zampella responded to one of those concerned about the restriction.
Zampella later revealed that the company is considering a Mac OS X version, but added it wouldn't arrive until after the game's initial PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One launch on March 11th. The beta is set to kickoff February 14th.