Electronic Arts is currently in the midst of a slew of cancellations and closures, the latest being a previously unknown project code-named TFL or Titanfall Legends — a secret single-player game set in the Titanfall and Apex Legends universe. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.
Not much is known about Titanfall Legends save that it was reportedly directed by Mohammad Alavi, who served as a design on the Titanfall games among other projects. Alavi departed EA early last year.
The cancellation coincides with the closure of the mobile versions of Apex Legends and Battlefield, as well as the shuttering of Industrial Toys. According to Bloomberg, roughly 50 developers were affected by the Titanfall Legends’ cancellation. EA will reportedly try to place them in other positions within the company.
Titanfall’s last solo outing was in 2016. It initially sold poorly but subsequently gained a following thanks to its superb single-player shooter design.
“It’s rare that a sequel evolves on every part of the original concept so consistently for the better, but Titanfall 2 is that exception,” we wrote in our review at the time. “Its feelgood movement is the foundation for both the engaging action and platforming gameplay of its strong campaign and its over-the-top competitive multiplayer. With bolstered progression, customization, variety, and a fleshed-out story, Respawn has made good on its original vision with Titanfall 2. And bottom line, it’s just damn fun to play.”
It was succeeded by 2019’s Apex Legends, a battle royale that cut the mechs but retained the setting. Yesterday’s closure of Apex Legends Mobile, coming less than a year after its original release, was a surprise to observers, but EA hinted that it may return.
As for Titanfall, a proper sequel seems further away than ever.
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