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Respawn pulling Titanfall from sale

Respawn pulling Titanfall from sale

EA's Respawn studio is removing Titanfall from sale.

In a post on Twitter, the developer said that it was taking the 2014 shooter from storefronts today – and from subscription services on March 1st, 2022 – though it is going to be keeping servers live for the game's "dedicated fanbase".

"Titanfall is part of our DNA at Respawn," the studio wrote.

"It's a game that showcased the ambitions of the studio when it was first released more than seven years ago and it continues to be a beacon of innovation that we strive for in all of our games."

The developer continued: "Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn's DNA and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future. This franchise is a north star for the caliber of experiences we will continue to create here at Respawn."

Titanfall made its debut back in 2014 as a multiplayer-only shooter for both Xbox and PC platforms. A sequel launched two years later, adding PlayStation services into the mix, before a free-to-play battle royale spin-off, Apex Legends, was released in 2019.

To date that title has attracted more than 100 million people.

In recent years, Titanfall has apparently become rife with cheaters, something that some hackers tried to raise awareness of in Apex Legends in the summer by... hacking the game.

EA bought Respawn back in 2017.


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