Despite its success, Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi FPS franchise Titanfall has not seen a new mainline title in years. Other than the Apex Legends spinoff, plans to expand the universe have not materialized so far in the six years since Titanfall 2’s release. However, that apparently does not mean that the studio is opposed to developing Titanfall 3 per CEO Vince Zampella, who would “love to see it happen,” but “it has to be the right thing.”
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The reported canning of a “Titanfall Legends” single-player title has left fans wondering whether or not Respawn and EA have abandoned the franchise altogether. In a new interview, Zampella discussed the development of the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor as well as the state of Apex Legends and upcoming projects. Asked about the possibility of reviving the Titanfall IP with a Titanfall 2 sequel, the visionary executive hesitated to definitively state the likelihood of such a project:
We’re not working on anything currently. I hate to say yes, then people latch onto that, and then skewer you when it doesn’t come. But I would love to see it happen is the real answer. There’s no exact dedicated plans for that.
It has to be the right thing. It’s such a beloved franchise for the fans and also for us. If it is not the right moment in time, the right idea, then it just doesn’t make sense. Apex [Legends] is the Titanfall universe, right? There’s how do you do something that doesn’t confuse people that are Apex fans, but not necessarily Titanfall fans yet. It’s a hard question to answer, but ultimately I would love to see something.
While Respawn’s Titanfall 3 plans appear to be far off in the future at best, a host of maps from the franchise’s games were mentioned in an Apex Legends datamine from last September, though these have not been added to the game or even verified as authentic yet. Elsewhere, a hilarious faux behind-the-scenes video of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor shows off Mark Hamill “coaching” Cameron Monaghan’s Cal Kestis in the ways of the Jedi.
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