When I initially wrote about the debut of Apex Legends, I lamented the fact that it wasn’t Titanfall (even if Apex takes place in that universe) and it seemed as though Titanfall 3 wasn’t coming as a result.
I’ll be honest, I’m thrilled for Respawn and the continued momentum that Apex Legends continues to see day after day. Their take on Battle Royale is well made and you can absolutely see that the team has done their homework. They’ve added a number of smart features such as the intuitive ping system, which lets players who don’t want to use a mic still accurately communicate with their squad. It’s fantastic and super easy to use. You can highlight nearly anything from a location to travel in, items to pick up, or even where enemies have been spotted.
Couple that with fantastic gunplay (basically ripped straight from Titanfall 2), a varied and diverse set of heroes to select from, and the ability to revive a teammate and you have a recipe for success.
Interestingly enough, the success of Apex Legends has also had a small impact on the now over two-year-old shooter, Titanfall 2. Players numbers have increased across all platforms, and I’m definitely included in that. I’ve reinstalled and jumped on a few Titanfall 2 matches recently as well. Honestly, the game is still outrageously fun and I’m really happy to be back on it.
PSA: Titanfall 2 is still a fantastic game and is absolutely worth picking up.
Considering everything we heard about Titanfall 3 and the fact that Apex was essentially born out of its ashes, I didn’t expect to hear much of anything about the franchise for a while, at least. Well, it seems that Respawn has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
Here’s a bit of surprising news for you:
Following the release of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella took to Twitter to talk about the future of the game, though he also dropped some major Titanfall news as well. Check it out:
Two takeaways from this news:
- They’re actually working on more Titanfall!
- Apparently, they’re planning on releasing whatever it is later this year!
My first thought is that this isn’t a traditional experience or a complete package like Titanfall 2. If and when they make a Titanfall 3, I have to imagine that it’s on a brand new engine and will likely release on the NextBox and PS5.
My guess is that this Titanfall could be a standalone multiplayer experience, something that I’ve always wanted from Call of Duty. For like $25-$30, you’re getting just the complete multiplayer side of the game. Maybe they’ve updated the visuals, added a few new Titans, and created new maps with a cosmetic microtransaction system similar to Apex Legends. Would I play that? You bet, I would.
Either way, we have more Titanfall coming! Here’s hoping we get news at E3, though maybe Respawn sticks to the surprise announcement and release schedule that worked so well already.
What are you guys hoping from this upcoming Titanfall experience? Let me know in the comments below.