Latency impacts Rollout of EA's Titanfall, South Africa orders cancelled

Arstechnica reports on EA’s Titanfall being pulled from the South Africa market due to latency connecting to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud.

EA nixes Titanfall for South Africa after poor network performance

Lack of local Microsoft Azure data centers seems to be feeding latency issues.

"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 releaseTitanfall in South Africa at this time," the post reads. "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."

Australians lucked out even though there is no Azure data center.

Australia is similarly lacking in local Microsoft servers, having to rely on a Microsoft data center in nearby Singapore, but Microsoft has announced plans for two new data centers for New South Wales and Victoria. "We'll have good news soon for Aussies," Zampella tweeted in response to a question about the server situation there.