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Apex Legends publisher teases Titanfall 2 sequel coming “down the road”

Published: 4/Aug/2020 3:54 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 6:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts has teased a long-awaited sequel to Respawn’s cult multiplayer shooter Titanfall 2 could finally be coming “down the road,” after the devs shelved the planned trilogy release back in 2017.

Before there was Wraith, Loba, Kings Canyon, and Apex Legends, Respawn was working on the Titanfall series. The part-wall runner, part-vehicle combat shooter title was billed as a Call of Duty rival, but never really exploded into mainstream popularity.

EA may finally be eyeing a return to what has become the Apex Legends prequel, however, Dexerto heard chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen tease during the company’s recent 2020 Q1 financial conference call.

The Titanfall franchise has been left in limbo since EA acquired Respawn Entertainment.
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The Titanfall franchise has been left in limbo since EA acquired Respawn in 2017.

Jorgensen was actually answering a question about possibly EA acquiring start-up studios when Respawn Entertainment was brought up. EA’s CFO explained the company’s $300 million Respawn acquisition wasn’t as much about what they were working on ⁠— Titanfall 3 at the time ⁠— but rather their potential.

“We were able to bring them into the fold, and give them incredible support, and it was driven by the fact that they have incredible talent,” he said. “It wasn’t about Titanfall— no offense to Titanfall. It’s an amazing game…”

Jorgensen then dropped the bombshell Titanfall fans, and Apex Legends converts, have been eager to hear: “Maybe we’ll see Titanfall sometime down the road.” He did go on to add “it was really about the team,” but his tease had already stuck.

Now, there’s every chance Jorgensen just used Titanfall 3 as an example, but the fact he’s even comfortable teasing a possible trilogy release is big news. EA just doesn’t make mistakes in their investor conference calls, after all.

Titanfall 3 could well be on the menu as early as 2022, if EA's new tease is to be believed.
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Titanfall 3 could well be on the menu as early as 2022, if EA’s new tease is to be believed.

Titanfall 3 may well be a possibility for Respawn, or another dev studio, to begin sinking their teeth into, but it likely won’t be anytime soon. In May, Respawn’s co-founder Vince Zampella admitted there was “nothing currently in development.”

The former Modern Warfare guru did, however, say he was very interested in seeing “some kind of resurrection there”. Respawn was built on Titanfall, after all. He added he would “see if [he] could make something happen.”

If there really is a “resurrection,” as Zampella puts it, of the Titanfall franchise though, it may be a while before we can get our hands on it. Title development would take one or two years, putting a potential release around 2022, at least.

Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has admitted he wants to
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Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has admitted he wants to “resurrect” the Titanfall series.

In the meantime, Respawn is already finding ways to sneak their original franchise into the new evolution of the title too. Just last month, Titanfall 2 villain Ash made her Apex Legends debut at the end of the single-player Broken Ghost questline.

Apex Predator commander Blisk has also been teased repetitively in the battle royale ⁠— he’s actually the original founder of the Apex Games ⁠— though it’s looking a little unlikely he’ll be a playable Legend heading into Season 6.

Titanfall 2 villain Blisk is already embedded in the Apex Legends lore.
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Titanfall 2 villain Blisk is already embedded in the Apex Legends lore.

For now, it’s a waiting game for Titanfall fans eager to see a trilogy release for the cult-series. For those that haven’t played the series sequel before either, it’s just dropped on Steam, and regularly goes on sale.

In Apex Legends news, the sixth season is fast approaching. New teasers have been springing up across World’s Edge, crossplay is coming soon, and data miners just got their hands on all the details for Rampart; it’s all happening!

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.