Respawn Entertainment boss Vince Zampella has some disappointing news for Titanfall fans: there’s currently no Titanfall game in development.
Zampella conformed this fact in an interview with IGN, backing up previous statements made as to what the multi-team studio is working on… or more accurately, not working on.
With Respawn Entertainment celebrating their tenth anniversary this week, the can already be credited with having created some of the best and more influential shooters of the last decade – Titanfall preceded the augmented movement FPS boom of the mid 2010s, while Titanfall 2 then had one of the more finely crafted single player campaigns of the era.
Zampella said to IGN:
There’s nothing currently in development, but it’s always there. You see the little bits of stuff coming back [through the lore in Apex Legends]. At some point, I would personally like to see some kind of resurrection there. We’ll see if I can make that happen.
Following that up, however, the team that developed Titanfall 2 went on the experiment with Battle Royale genre, which eventually emerged as Apex Legends. Alongside that, a separate team was founded within Respawn to develop Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and a further team is currently working on Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for VR.
Within that, there’s little space, it seems, for a Titanfall 3 to be in development.
However, shooter fans do have some good news from Zampella’s other project. Last year he took charge of the nearby DICE LA as well as Respawn, with the studio that has long been running backup for the main DICE team’s games now growing to be able to develop games of their own.
Given the team’s experience with Battlefield, Zampella let slip that they are most likely going to be working on a shooter of some sort, though it’s still very early days.
That team is a shooter team. Chances are it’s going to be something along those lines.
There’s a lot of really good shooter talent there. But I don’t want to lock it in and say that’s definitely exactly what they’re doing, because we’re going to look at everything and pick something that feels amazing. The same tenets that apply to Respawn of doing something new and exciting and kind of breaking the genre a little bit is what we’re going to apply to DICE LA. We’re going to look at trying to do something cool.