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Is Titanfall 3 in development? Rumors, hints, Apex Legends clues and more

Published: 25/Jan/2022 14:27

by Andrew Highton

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Many fans are still hoping and waiting for a Titanfall 3, considering how popular Titanfall 2 was. So we’ve put together all the information we know on Respawn’s potential follow-up in one easy, handy hub.

It’s been nearly six full years since Titanfall 2 and fans are still left waiting for the next chapter in the Titanfall saga. Despite being a commercial underachiever, largely due to EA releasing the game in the same month as Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the game was well-received by critics and players.

Instead of making a fully-fledged sequel, Respawn altered their vision and opted to make Apex Legends instead. The hero-based battle royale shooter has gone on to become a huge success rivaling Warzone and Fortnite as standard-bearers in the industry.

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But it’s raised questions about Titanfall 3 and if the sequel will ever happen. Here’s everything we know about the much-craved installment in the franchise.


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Titanfall 3 rumors & hints

two titans fighting each other
Respawn Entertainment
Titan combat is so much fun.

The timeline for a potential trilogy entry has certainly been an up and down journey over the last couple of years. During EA’s 2020 Q1 financial conference call, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen talked about the series and Respawn’s potential as a studio.

At one point he alluded to Titanfall 3 saying: “Maybe we’ll see Titanfall sometime down the road.” This naturally got fans excited, and this thought process was only exacerbated by reports from multiple sources that the game was in development.

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However, to the chagrin of many, these reports were swiftly shut down in October 2020 by, now former, Apex Legends game director, Chad Grenier. “Nobody is currently working on Titanfall 3” were Grenier’s words when asked about a Titanfall sequel.

The most recent update was a more positive one that serves as a beacon of hope for fans desperate for the long-awaited third game. After removing Titanfall 2 from paid subscription services, a December 1, 2022 Tweet from Respawn said: “Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue.”

New Respawn Entertainment single-player game – Titanfall 3?

All the rumors and speculation aside, job adverts in July 2021 confirmed that Respawn are working on a brand-new single-player experience. The positions included a Lead Technical Game Designer, Senior Technical Game Designer, Senior Combat Designer, and Senior Level Designer.

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Obviously, this got the pulses racing for Titanfall fans once more, but almost immediately they were shot down again by Community Director Jason Garza. In a live stream during September 2021 he said: “Don’t get your hopes up, man. I’ve said this before. We don’t have anything in [the] works. There’s nothing. There’s nothing there. We’ve got too many other games in the works right now.”

This would make sense and could be alluding to the continual maintenance of Apex and this new, unannounced single-player title. Barely a day or so later, the studio issued a tweet in response to fan criticism that Respawn had ditched the franchise.

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VGC reported at the beginning of 2022 that the new title was rumored to be an “FPS built around mobility and style.” It allegedly adopts all the traits and characteristics of Apex Legends’ movement style and gameplay, and Titanfall.

Unfortunately for Titanfall fans, the article makes it clear that this new game is not a Titanfall sequel. This information was seemingly corroborated by TheGamer, who reported on January 14, 2022, that Respawn is working on a new shooter and, again, “it’s not Titanfall.”

As it turns out, this could be a new Star Wars project. In an announcement on EA’s website, the publisher confirmed multiple Star Wars projects are in the works at Respawn, alongside a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.

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“Leading the development of Respawn’s all-new Star Wars first-person shooter game is Peter Hirschmann, Game Director at Respawn, who has a long and accomplished history with the Star Wars franchise,” the statement reads. Hirschmann previously worked on the likes of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, as well as the original Battlefront and Battlefront 2.

“The third title is a Star Wars strategy game developed through a production collaboration with the newly formed studio Bit Reactor, helmed by games industry veteran Greg Foertsch. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor leads on the development of the title.”

Sadly, that probably means that Titanfall 3 is even further away.

Titanfall 3 and Apex Legends universe

The world’s worst kept secret is that Apex Legends’ universe intertwines with Titanfall’s. The devs have added lots of Titanfall content to Apex Legends and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Apart from supplying the hit BR game with more content, it also serves as a reminder that Respawn clearly hasn’t forgotten about the game either.

Titanfall 3 platforms

player standing with Titan
Respawn Entertainment
Players and fans are desperate for the continuation of the story.

Titanfall 2 was a big AAA title for EA and Respawn Entertainment that launched on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If Titanfall 3 does come to fruition, then we’d expect the game to arrive on all major platforms, barring maybe the Switch.

So a PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC release would be likely. But it’s a guessing game as to whether or not EA would want to take the plunge on old-gen hardware now.


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