Respawn affirms commitment to Titanfall IP, but new games soon feel unlikely

Respawn affirms commitment to Titanfall IP, but new games soon feel unlikely

EA's Respawn studio has said that the Titanfall franchise is "the very core" of its DNA as a developer.

In a post on Twitter, the firm teased that the sci-fi shooter franchise hasn't been left on the shelf, saying "who knows what the future holds."

This comes in the wake of Respawn community coordinator Jason Garza recently saying in a livestream that Titanfall fans should probably reign in expectations for more entries in the series. 

“Don’t get your hopes up man,” Garza 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.”

It's pretty unclear what Respawn's subsequent tweet actually means. The firm was founded back in 2010 by Infinity Ward veterans Jason West and Vince Zampella, launching its first new title in Titanfall in 2014.

A sequel was released two years later in 2016, though this didn't sell as well as Respawn had hoped, likely because it launched right between the releases of rival shooters Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1.

The Titanfall IP is alive and well in a sense, however. In 2019, Respawn released free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends, which is set in the same universe. That title has attracted over 100 million players since its launch


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