Cheer up Titanfall followers – it isn’t all gloom and doom. Regardless of Respawn producer Drew McCoy telling Eurogamer Titanfall 3 was not currently in development, this is not the tip for the Titanfall franchise, as a brand new sport is about to launch by the tip of 2019.
Simply what this will probably be, nevertheless, stays one thing of a thriller.
The information was initially teased by Respawn CEO Vince Zampella, who final evening dropped the “T phrase” on Twitter to vow extra Titanfall content material this yr. It is price noting his phrasing right here, which hints this will probably be one other “experiment” within the Titanfall universe.
Tons of issues deliberate for @PlayApex sooner or later. We’re additionally dedicated to listening to participant suggestions.
We’re additionally engaged on extra Titanfall for later within the yr (sure, I mentioned the T phrase). We love having the ability to experiment on this loopy universe!
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 5, 2019
Fortunately, a bit of extra mild was shed on the scenario by EA head Andrew Wilson in a quarterly earnings call.
“The Respawn workforce has a powerful plan for Apex Legends that can interact followers for a very long time to come back,” Wilson said.
“Because the stay service evolves, Respawn additionally plans to launch a premium sport this yr that may be a new twist on the Titanfall universe. Extra to come back on that within the months forward.”
Whereas these feedback will considerably reassure Titanfall followers that their beloved franchise is not being forgotten, it is unclear what the brand new sport will probably be – aside from it will not be a free-to-play title like Apex Legends. Oh, and it’s not a VR game.
Since Apex Legends was introduced, many gamers have expressed disappointment within the absence of basic Titanfall options within the new sport. The explanation for his or her elimination, according to Respawn, is that wall-running and mechs simply did not work in the battle royale format. However with a brand new Titanfall sport deliberate, there is a slim probability we might see a few of these return within the subsequent title: relying on what it truly is.
In the meantime, the EA earnings name additionally reaffirmed Respawn’s dedication to launch Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order in autumn 2019. In line with Wilson, it is “very far alongside in improvement” and “really captures the fantasy of changing into a Jedi”. Sounds prefer it’s not to this point far-off – and light years ahead of any of EA’s other Star Wars attempts.