Titanfall 3 is Not in the Works, Respawn is Focusing on Apex Legends Instead

Feb 4
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Just a few hours ago EA and Respawn Entertainment revealed and released Apex Legends, a new F2P battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe. Fan reaction has been mixed, but hey, as long as a new Titanfall is also coming out, it’s easy enough to accept Apex Legends as a side thing. Well, about that…

At a press event following the big Apex Legends reveal, producer Drew McCoy told Eurogamer that Respawn is not working on Titanfall 3.

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“The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not – [Apex Legends] is what we’re making.”

McCoy was also surprisingly frank about why they surprise released Apex Legends…

“We were just like, ‘Let the game speak for itself.’ It’s the most powerful antidote to potential problems. We’re doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it’s not Titanfall 3. It’s the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that – let’s just ship the game and let players play.”

So yeah, Respawn knows exactly the kind of backlash they’ve got coming, but they’re forging ahead anyways. The revelation that Titanfall 3 isn’t happening is certainly a surprise, as EA specifically said Respawn is working on more Titanfall when they bought the studio back in 2017. Of course, you could say Apex Legends is a Titanfall game since it takes in the same universe, but come on – can something without giant robots properly be called a Titanfall game?

Interestingly, according to Kotaku’s reliable insider Jason Schreier, Titanfall 3 was definitely in development at one point. He speculates Apex Legends is either a stopgap before a next-gen Titanfall 3, or the work on Titanfall 3 became Apex Legends. At this point, it seems like the second option is more likely.

Since the reveal of Apex Legends, a few more details about the game have been revealed. You will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play, but not PlayStation Plus, although PS Plus subscribers can access a free play pack with some exclusive items. Crossplay is, unfortunately, not supported.

On the monetization front, Legends can be bought with premium currency (“Apex Coins”) or earned in-game, cosmetics can be unlocked via an in-game shop or through a battle pass, and, yes, there are randomized loot boxes. You can check out a handy Apex Legends monetization guide, courtesy of IGN, below.

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Finally, here are your Apex Legends PC requirements:

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 30 GB of free space

Recommended

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 30 GB of free space

Apex Legends is available to download on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 right now.

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