This story has been updated to included Respawn’s latest comment.
On a recent stream, Respawn Entertainment community coordinator Jason Garza responded to a community member’s request for an update on the Titanfall series. “There’s nothing there,” he said.
“Yeah, it’s a game with a lot of mechs,” he continued. “It’s an old one, back when Xbox [One] first launched. Don’t get your hopes up, man. I’ve said this before, we just don’t have anything in the works. There’s nothing there. We’ve got too many other games in the works right now.”
Garza’s tone was one of somebody who’s had to answer the same question for some time now, with Titanfall fans frequently asking what’s next for the series since Apex Legends appears to have consumed much of Respawn’s development resources.
After this quote was widely reported in the press, Respawn decided to clarify via the official Twitter account with a message that served only to vague up what seemed like a pretty clear situation. “Contrary to what some folks are reporting,” the tweet says, “Titanfall is the very core of our DNA. Who knows what the future holds…”
Well, you know what the future holds, Respawn. They’re your games.
Prior to this, the last thing we’d heard comes from a 2020 interview in which Respawn boss Vince Zampella told IGN that the studio wasn’t working on a new Titanfall game, but that he would like to see the franchise return in some form someday.
Since at least 2020, Zampella has also been helping out with EA’s DICE LA studio (now called Ripple Effect) on a brand new project, but still remains head of Respawn. Ripple Effect is also working on Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode, which lets players create custom matches mixing up different parts of Battlefield history.
In more recent weeks, Respawn has addressed server issues with Apex Legends. The original Titanfall has also been suffering from longstanding server issues. Respawn also released a patch that addressed a Titanfall 2 exploit that caused the game to crash.
As for what’s filling Respawn’s time, the studio is working on a brand new IP and another Star Wars single-player game, most likely Jedi: Fallen Order 2, which EA confirmed was the start of new franchise.