Titanfall 3 is not in development, according to Respawn Entertainment. The developer announced and released Apex Legends today, a new kind of team-based Battle Royale title for the PlayStation 4. But there had been rumours over the weekend that this was a kind of stopgap, designed to tide fans over until the next Titanfall game. That’s not true, apparently.
“The world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not – this is what we're making,” lead producer Drew McCoy told Eurogamer.net. Why not announce it months ago, then? “We're doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it's not Titanfall 3. It's the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so let's just ship the game and let players play.”
It’s an honest answer, but after the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 debacle, we suppose it’s understandable. Still, fans of the Titanfall franchise are likely to feel slighted – especially after how well received the previous instalment was. But with Respawn Entertainment also working on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, we suppose there’s only so much it can do – and it looks like Apex Legends is its FPS focus for now.