Titanfall producer says 'we are not making Titanfall 3'

Cal Jeffrey

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It had been thought that Respawn had been working on a followup to Titanfall 2, and perhaps it had been at some point. However, Eurogamer asked Respawn Producer Drew McCoy if there were plans for a third official sequel in the works. His answer was a definitive no.

“There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not — this [Apex Legends] is what we’re making,” McCoy said. “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. We’re doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it’s not Titanfall 3. 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.”

"We're doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it's not Titanfall 3."

After the release of Titanfall 2 in the fall of 2017, the studio had indicated that it was beginning work on the next game in the series. Electronic Arts acquired Respawn on December 1, of that same year. From McCoy’s statement, it almost sounds as if EA had considerable influence on the direction that the new entry would take, perhaps even changing the plans entirely.

McCoy did not elaborate any further on the subject. So whether EA had anything to do with drastically changing T3 into Apex Legends is pure speculation. Perhaps a battle-royale game was what they had planned along. However, it does fit EA’s recent tendency to take popular franchises and cash in on their name using microtransactions.

As for fans that were hoping for a third chapter in the Titanfall series, there is still hope that Respawn can revive it sometime in the future, but don’t expect it any time soon.

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QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
What really bothers me is that EXO SQUAD would have been a PERFECT universe and IP to revive through this otherwise worthless CoD clone.
 

kevbev89

TS Maniac
Crap. Love the Titanfall series and was looking forward to version #3.
Yea, totally. The 2nd title has arguably one of the best campaigns in the FPS genre. Despite its poor sales and dead-on-launch multiplayer, I really hope they will eventually make the 3rd installment.
 

GamerNerves

TS Enthusiast
This is kind of good news, but I'm afraid this game cannot compete with PUBG. This is more similiar to Fortnite in tempo and setting though and feels tad too hectic to enjoy to me because of that. I doubt I even try it out myself, because seriously, I much rather have an alternative quality twitch shooter besides PUBG rather than competing battleroyale. Call of Duty is bad and not an option and even that is focused on battleroyale. I must mention though there are not too many battleroyale games even existing if you count the major ones, but PUBG is already doing it for me.

PUBG has been a technical mess and incomplete until last autumn, but finally you can safely call it a complete game on PC. I don't see too many real challengers coming other than maybe Maverick: Proving Grounds later though now this Apex Legends jumps into picture offering what? I don't see too much anything interesting in it, like it's just a battleroyale game for the sake of it. I very much like Titanfall 2 and it's execution was rock solid, but now I'm just sad there is likely no more Titanfall ever again.

Titanfall 2 sold underwhelmingly and Apex Legends is the result of using existing work to create a battleroyale version, then monetizing it through optional microtransactions. Respawn Entertainment will exist because EA is often pretty fair and lets developers continue their work if huge flops don't happen like with Ultima VIII and IX, but who cares if Respawn Entertainment makes more games if they are not good.

I just checked at exactly 23:48 GMT how many players are playing Titanfall 2 on PC in Europe and the number was 1176. That's plenty for any multiplayer game to function well so I hope anybody who wants something other than battleroyale and fancies twitch shooting with fluid movement plus very peculiar titan battles, try Titanfall 2.
 

texasrattler

TS Evangelist
This is kind of good news, but I'm afraid this game cannot compete with PUBG. This is more similiar to Fortnite in tempo and setting though and feels tad too hectic to enjoy to me because of that. I doubt I even try it out myself, because seriously, I much rather have an alternative quality twitch shooter besides PUBG rather than competing battleroyale. Call of Duty is bad and not an option and even that is focused on battleroyale. I must mention though there are not too many battleroyale games even existing if you count the major ones, but PUBG is already doing it for me.

PUBG has been a technical mess and incomplete until last autumn, but finally you can safely call it a complete game on PC. I don't see too many real challengers coming other than maybe Maverick: Proving Grounds later though now this Apex Legends jumps into picture offering what? I don't see too much anything interesting in it, like it's just a battleroyale game for the sake of it. I very much like Titanfall 2 and it's execution was rock solid, but now I'm just sad there is likely no more Titanfall ever again.

Titanfall 2 sold underwhelmingly and Apex Legends is the result of using existing work to create a battleroyale version, then monetizing it through optional microtransactions. Respawn Entertainment will exist because EA is often pretty fair and lets developers continue their work if huge flops don't happen like with Ultima VIII and IX, but who cares if Respawn Entertainment makes more games if they are not good.

I just checked at exactly 23:48 GMT how many players are playing Titanfall 2 on PC in Europe and the number was 1176. That's plenty for any multiplayer game to function well so I hope anybody who wants something other than battleroyale and fancies twitch shooting with fluid movement plus very peculiar titan battles, try Titanfall 2.
First, no one said it was like Pubg. Its not. Pubg itself is a disaster, other than the BR name it has attached, not many want to even be like it. That so far is a good thing. Pubg is unique but game has tons of issues that will likely never get fixed n the cheating is just insane at times.

Apex plays more like CoD with Overwatch like chartacters. Its fast paced n fun. The map overview is a lil like Pubg but thats about it.
This game will likely challenge Fortnite but is meant for CoD/Overwatch type players.

Lets not forget who Respawn Entertainment is, they are the original Infinity Ward team. they are solely responable for making CoD. So it makes sense that the game plays similar. Even Titanfall had CoD elements to it.
Activision own CoD, Blizzard own Overwatch and Activision owns Blizzard. EA owns Respawn, Respawn is known for CoD, EA isnt stupid, makes a game that is similar elements to both games. Makes game free to play. Uses microtransactions just like Fortnite n Pubg do. Looks to cash in n early signs, it just might. Game plays fine.