Apex Legends publisher teases Titanfall 3 "down the road" - Dexerto
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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.
Respawn Entertainment
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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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.