In February this year Respawn’s top dog, Vince Zampella, took to Twitter to announce that whilst Apex Legends was a huge hit, “We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word). We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!”
Unfortunately the continued success of Apex Legends appears to have disrupted those plans. In a blog post Drew McCoym Executive Producer of Apex Legends, had this to say.
Regarding other games in development at Respawn, it is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
As the next Titanfall game was slated to be out this year we can assume at least someone Respawn staff were working on it, and perhaps they will continue to do so, but any plans Respawn had of shifting some of the Apex team on to Titanfall seem to be on hold.
Apex Legends has seen a 75% drop in viewers on Twitch, with many streamers who supported the game initially dropping the title. Perhaps that’s because EA aren’t paying them to promote the game, Reuters reported that well know streamer Ninja was given $1 million to support the game on launch and I expect quite a few other streamers were approached by EA as well.
As for the future of Apex Legends, Season 2 will be revealed at the EA Play event during E3.
“For Season 2 you can expect a Battle Pass with more meaningful content, the introduction of a new Legend, the debut of a new weapon . . . and you didn’t expect Kings Canyon to stay the same forever, did you?” teased Drew.