Do not prepare for Titanfall
Amid several other shifts in Electronic Arts’ schedule, the publisher is apparently also calling off an unannounced single-player venture into the shared Apex and Titanfall universe.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, EA has canceled a single-player game based on Apex Legends and Titanfall, which share the same universe. The game was code-named Titanfall Legends and was directed by designer Mohammad Alavi until he left EA early last year.
EA will reportedly try to find positions for the team of about 50 employees within the company. Anyone who can’t be placed will receive severance and be laid off.
The project had not been publicly announced, though Respawn has been toying with the idea of returning to Titanfall for some time. The last entry was 2016’s Titanfall 2, but battle royale Apex Legends is set in the same universe and carries over its lore in some interesting ways.\
Protect the pilot
Electronic Arts announced several updates on its future schedule yesterday, as it looked ahead to the calendar year 2023. Both Apex Legends Mobile and the unreleased Battlefield Mobile are shutting down development, as EA shifts its strategy. EA CEO Andrew Wilson did leave the possibility open for more mobile attempts in the future, though.
Meanwhile, over at Respawn, the team continues working on Apex Legends and the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The second single-player Star Wars from the team at Respawn got its launch pushed back yesterday, slotting it for April 28.
For TItanfall fans, I suppose we’re still left waiting. I’ve enjoyed what Respawn’s been making, but I still boot up Titanfall 2 now and then, just to re-experience that campaign. It’s still one of the best single-player FPS campaigns I’ve ever played, and I hope we can see the developer return to that format one day. And if you’re still in need of a newer movement-driven, high-octane FPS game, there’s always Neon White.