Many players of Titanfall 2 have been waiting for a sequel for a long time, and it appears Electronic Arts may have scrapped the most excellent option. Besides several other changes at the FIFA game publisher, Bloomberg reports that the Titanfall Legends project was discreetly canceled yesterday.
Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends are both highly-regarded shooters developed by Respawn Entertainment. There has been considerable fan conjecture about the possible existence of a shared universe between the two games.
However, unlike the popular free-to-play battle royale, this one appears to have been designed as a solo adventure. Sadly, Bloomberg reports that the project was canceled on Tuesday, devastating the team of approximately fifty developers working on it.
The affected employees would be offered other roles within the company, but if none were available, they would be laid off. As of this writing, EA has yet to provide a statement.
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The publisher yesterday also announced the cancellation of the mobile versions of Apex Legends and Battlefield, leading to the closure of the studio responsible for Battlefield, Industrial Toys. It is unclear how many people will be laid off from the corporation.
We have made the decision to sunset Apex Legends Mobile.
— Apex Legends Mobile (@PlayApexMobile) January 31, 2023
The production team of Star Wars Jedi was also informed of a delay. Still, they remained upbeat about the situation on social media, seeing the setback as an opportunity to give the massive sequel the extra time and polish it deserves.
Fans will be left wondering what could have been with Titanfall Legends, the development status is now unknown. A community manager for Respawn had told players in 2021 that no new Titanfall content was in the works, causing a brief outcry before the company tweeted the next day that Titanfall “is the absolute foundation of our DNA.”