EA can’t say ‘if and when’ Titanfall 3 might come
Publisher wants Respawn to remain “hyper-focused” on Apex Legends
EA looks unlikely to return to Titanfall 3 in the near future as it looks to capitalise on the success of developer Respawn’s latest shooter, Apex Legends.
Respawn said in April it had pushed back plans for new Titanfall games in order to focus on supporting Apex Legends following the battle royale game’s explosive growth, and EA CFO Blake Jorgensen stuck to that line during the publisher’s second quarter earnings call on Tuesday.
Jorgensen said the company could return to the Titanfall franchise down the line, but he couldn’t confirm “if and when” that might be.
Asked if Titanfall 3 could be released in the future, he said: “It certainly could be a separate title in the future.
“We really want to keep the team hyper-focused on Apex because we see there’s so much opportunity there, so I can’t give you a sense of if and when it will come, but it’s still a great brand and we certainly won’t forget about it down the road.”
EA said on Tuesday that Apex Legends has attracted 70 million players since its release in February 2019.
In the same earnings call, EA announced a launch window for its next Battlefield game. The title will be released between April 2021 and March 2022.
EA also said it doesn’t expect to release the next Dragon Age game before its fiscal year 2023, which begins on April 1, 2022.
EA will be “doubling down” on live service games like Apex Legend and FIFA too, after digital games drove growth during its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019.