Despite the fact that Apex Legends is now on a downward slope after a successful launch, Respawn has set its priorities on keeping the game alive and fresh. This means that another Titanfall game – we’ve been waiting for Titanfall 3 for some time now – probably won’t see the light of day anytime soon. Of course, as far as we know, there isn’t a Titanfall 3, but we’ve heard is that, according to Respawn CEO, Vince Zampella, there will be “more Titanfall later in the year.” Now, the Executive Producer of Apex Legends, Drew McCoy, is casting shade on that concept and hints that Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are just more important.
“It is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” said McCoy. “Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”
And, there you have it – Titanfall 3 may not come as soon as we had hoped. It seems that the company seems to have some misguided desires when you consider that, if it has to shift resources, the better move would be to shift from Fallen Order to Titanfall 3. Star Wars is okay, and all, but Titanfall 2 was an amazing game, even if it wasn’t a huge sales success. If Apex Legends continues to decline, Respawn may find that hitting the brakes on a third installment to the Titanfall series is actually a bad idea.
Here’s to hoping that we don’t have to wait too long for Titanfall 3. EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, has said that it will be a “truly creative take on what Titanfall is in a premium context.” Of course, that’s the last we heard of it, but it was enough to get our pulse up a bit.