Respawn Entertainment is over here playing with our emotions, telling fans there is still more Titanfall to come shortly after confirming that Titanfall 3 is not in the works.
Fans recently learned that Apex Legends was the game Respawn was working on instead of Titanfall 3, with the new battle royale game reportedly the result of a development shift away from a direct sequel. True Titanfall fans were let down by the news that there are no current plans for Titanfall 3, but Respawn CEO Vince Zampella seems to be trying to give us hope with a recent Twitter announcement that there is more coming from Titanfall later in the year.
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, 2019
Apex Legends does operate within the Titanfall universe, but Zampella’s initial reference of the battle royale game suggests the secondary Titanfall content is entirely separate from Apex. That said, we already know Titanfall 3 is not in the works, so hopefully Zampella isn’t setting Respawn up for failure.
Being related to Titanfall could mean anything, even a mobile strategy game, although a comment from EA made during a recent earnings call (via IGN) suggests it’s something bigger. According to the publisher, a “premium” Titanfall experience will be revealed later this year and will bring a “twist” to the franchise. This doesn’t sound like Titanfall 3, but it sounds much more significant than a mobile game.
Apex Legends is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There are many differences between Apex and true Titanfall games, and Respawn recently elaborated on its reasoning for some of these design choices.