Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale game called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of Titanfall, but it's more along the lines of Overwatch. It's a standard run-and-gun shooter, where each character has various special abilities.
Many gamers were disappointed by the fact that Titanfall 3 wasn't announced during the livestream. Afterwards, reports emerged that Titanfall 3 had been shelved in favor of Apex Legends. It was unclear if we would see another Titanfall experience soon, but that concern was put to rest earlier today, Respawn head Vince Zampella said that players should expect something new regarding Titanfall later this year. Zampella wrote, "Tons of things planned for Apex Legends in the future. We are also committed to listening to player feedback. We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year... We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!"
Tons of things planned for @PlayApex in the future. We are also committed to listening to player feedback.
We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word). We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!Tons of things planned for @PlayApex in the future. We are also committed to listening to player feedback.
We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word). We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 5, 2019February 5, 2019
It's unclear what sort of project we'll see later this year, but it probably won't be Titanfall 3. Let's just hope it's not a mobile game. A strategy experience would be an exciting addition to the franchise though. Only time will tell what Respawn has in the works.
What would you like to see in the next Titanfall game? Let us know. Respawn clarified that EA didn't influence its decision to make Apex Legends. A producer even went on to say that "the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not... To try and convince a skeptical audience for months with trailers and hands-on articles, we're just like, 'Let the game speak for itself' — it's the most powerful antidote to potential problems... It's the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that — let's just ship the game and let players play."
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Thank God they didn't drop Titanfall.
I think they did drop TF3 and push another copycat of PUBG or Fortnite. Blah!
From this very article it sounds like they pushed off Titanfall to work on Apex, but they didn't abandon Titanfall entirely.
"Let's just hope it's not a mobile game"
Narrator Voice: It was a mobile game.
Lol, I totally read that narrator part in Ron Howard's voice (Arrested Development).
If they had come out and said EA was pushing for TF3, but they wanted to try to do APEX, the fan base would have roasted EA for interfering with Respawn’s plans. They dropped this game, which seems awfully polished for a sheath drop (which means they’ve been working it for a while), and people lose their **** and blame EA. So, what I gather is clowns on the Internet will blame EA regardless. You don’t like it, don’t play it...simple.
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