Titanfall

Yesterday, EA and Respawn released their newest Titanfall game, Apex Legends, a battle royale with a class system similar to Overwatch. If that sounds disappointing to you, don’t lose hope! EA has confirmed that they have another Titanfall project in the works, although it might not be 3

In their quarterly earnings call, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson detailed plans for a new project set to release later this year. After speaking on Apex Legends for a bit, he said that “As [Apex Legends’] live service evolves, Respawn also plans to launch a premium game this year that is a new twist on the Titanfall universe. More to come on that in the months ahead.”

From that statement, we can glean two bits of information. First, this will be a premium game, unlike Apex Legends, which follows Fortnite’s free-to-play model. Second, this is a different take on the series, so it most likely won’t be Titanfall 3. Aside from those two bits, we’ll just have to wait for Andrew Wilson and EA to reveal more about the new project throughout the year.

Split Apex

When it released yesterday, Apex Legends was met with a black-and-white response from Titanfall fans. On the one hand, it’s a great battle royale game! The diverse characters are refreshing, the unique abilities liven up the typical gunplay, and the focus on three-player squads is something we haven’t seen before. However, for many, Apex wasn’t what they wanted from the series. People loved Titanfall 2 for having a fantastic single-player campaign, reminiscent of older linear FPS’s like Half-life. This new battle royale not only lacks a single-player mode, but there’s no wall-running or double-jumping either. Bummer.

Whether you’re on board with Apex Legends or not, be sure to look forward to the next Titanfall game. And for more on EA and everything else video games, stay tuned to Culture of Gaming.

 

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