Titanfall 2

Questions about the "true" future of the Titanfall franchise were raised beginning this past weekend when we first caught wind of Apex Legends, the latest game from Respawn Entertainment and the latest title to be set in the Titanfall universe. One of the biggest questions was whether or not Apex Legends, a newly released and free-to-play battle royale title, was a phoenix rising from the ashes of Titanfall 3 or if Titanfall 3 was still coming.

Sadly, it's not great news. Respawn Entertainment confirmed that Apex Legends is all there is right now for Titanfall fans. They are not working on Titanfall 3.

During a press event for Apex Legends, Respawn producer Drew McCoy delivered this news to Eurogamer.

"The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not - this is what we’re making," he said. "To try and convince a skeptical audience for months with trailers and hands-on articles, we’re just like, ‘Let the game speak for itself’ - it’s the most powerful antidote to potential problems. We’re doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it’s not Titanfall 3. It’s the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that - let’s just ship the game and let players play."
To say that this news is disappointing would be a major understatement. Titanfall 2 was the officially unofficial "Game of the Year" for 2016 (excuse the broken links there). I viewed that game more favorably than the fantastic modern release of Doom, which also came out that same year. The multiplayer was phenomenal but it was the game's single player campaign that elevated it to true greatness. Anybody that's played it will probably tell you how good it was.

And now all we have is battle royale, even though EA already has a battle royale game mode coming to Battlefield V this Spring. I guess we have games like PUBG and Fortnite to thank for this.

At the very least Respawn seems as though they plan on supporting Apex Legends for a while, so that's good news. They are also working on called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, slated to be released this year some time.