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Respawn offers fans some hope for more Titanfall games
“Titanfall is the very core of our DNA,” studio says
Respawn has offered fans a glimmer of hope regarding the possibility of new Titanfall games.
The company tweeted on Wednesday to say the series “is the very core of our DNA”, likely in response to statements made by studio community coordinator Jason Garza during a recent live stream.
Asked for comments on Titanfall during the stream earlier this week, Garza didn’t have positive news for fans of the FPS series.
“Don’t get your hopes up man,” he said. “I’ve said this before. We don’t have anything in the works. There’s nothing. There’s nothing there. We’ve got too many other games in the works right now.”
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After his comments were picked up by various media outlets, Respawn released a less gloomy although still non-committal statement on the future of the series.
“Contrary to what some folks are reporting, Titanfall is the very core of our DNA,” it said.
“Who knows what the future holds…”
Partly due to a tough launch window that saw it compete directly with both Call of Duty and Battlefield games, Titanfall 2 sold well but not as well as Respawn would have liked, the studio said back in 2017.
In 2019, Respawn said it had pushed back plans for new Titanfall games so that it could focus on supporting Apex Legends following the title’s explosive growth.
And given the continued success of the battle royale game, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen implied in October 2019 that Respawn was unlikely to return to Titanfall in the near 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 [Titanfall 3] will come, but it’s still a great brand and we certainly won’t forget about it down the road,” he said.
EA said last month that Apex Legends averaged more than 13 million weekly active players during Season 9, and that the game set a new record for peak daily players across all seasons.
The latest in a series of Apex Legends updates designed to reduce crashes that have been spoiling the game for many players in recent weeks was released on Wednesday.
Last summer, Respawn announced a second studio in Vancouver, which it said will focus on the continued development of Apex Legends.
More recently, the company said it was hiring for “a brand new singleplayer adventure” it has in development.