Respawn give update on Titanfall 3 as they focus on Apex Legends - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Respawn give update on Titanfall 3 as they focus on Apex Legends

Published: 27/Apr/2019 13:04 Updated: 27/Apr/2019 13:32

by Joe Craven

Share


Respawn Entertainment have announced that they are delaying work on Titanfall 3 as a result of the incredible popularity of Apex Legends, having hit over 50 million players in the few months since its February release.

Why are Respawn delaying Titanfall 3?

Respawn Entertainment are the developers behind Apex Legends, the free-to-play FPS battle royale game that was released in February 2019. Since its release, its incorporation of many aspects of Titanfall to the battle royale genre has proved wildly popular, hitting 50 million players faster than Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale. 

However, it appears that there are negatives to this popularity, as Respawn have announced they will not be working on Titanfall 3 anytime soon, so they are able to focus on Apex Legends.

EATitanfall 2 was released in 2016 to critical acclaim.

In a blog post released on April 25, Respawn said that the launch of Apex Legends had gone beyond exceeding their expectations, and that “50 million players in the first month (and more since) is staggering for any game, let alone a new IP from a relatively small team who were taking their first swing at a free-to-play game.”

However, it seems that the popularity of Apex Legends may have been detrimental to the prospects of Titanfall 3. They state that “in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games.”

“We know we have a lot of work ahead of us,” concludes the post, “but we’re up to the challenge and are looking forward to building Apex Legends to its full potential together with our players.”

EAThe part of the update in which Respawn announced their intentions to push back any future Titanfall games.

When can we expect Titanfall 3?

Respawn are clearly reluctant to split their resources between Apex and a new Titanfall title, as they look to capitalize on the incredible success Apex has experienced early in its life cycle.

The original Titanfall was released in early 2014, with Titanfall 2 following roughly two and a half years after, in October 2016. However, it has already been two and a half years since that game’s release and, after Respawn’s update, it doesn’t look like serious development will start anytime soon.

Hence, a 2021 or 2022 release date now looks likely for a new Titanfall game, but this could easily be altered by how well Apex Legends maintains its early popularity.

Apex Legends

Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

Share


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.