Since the official acquisition of Electronic Arts (EA) in 2017, Renaissance Entertainment did not make any new Complete failure. Although the acquisition doesn’t seem like a big reason why. The first Complete failure the game was a commercial success. And the second, although not on the same level as the original, also sold remarkably well.
The franchise averages reviews that make it critically acclaimed. That’s why at first glance it seems that the series has it all. But it’s puzzling when you find out that Titanfall 3the predicted continuation of the hit is still nothing more than an idea.
A few months after the launch of the second game, rumors about the third part spread like wildfire. Naturally, fans went along with this, expecting a sequel to the Mecha shooter to be in their hands in a couple of years. Alas, six years later, all these guaranteed confirmations mean nothing today. It is not surprising that the prospect Titanfall 3 looks gloomy as always, but is it too late for the next entry? Never.
Respawn has officially confirmed Titanfall 3?
Unfortunately, Respawn hasn’t announced Titanfall 3 is under development. Based on the studio’s current roster of upcoming games, it doesn’t look like the sci-fi series will be returning anytime soon.
Well, this is the current impression as it is. In response to these growing concerns from fans, Respawn released a statement in late 2021; addressing how Titanfall is still part of their “core DNA”.
According to them, they are still very focused on the series. But that’s pretty strange, given that in the last half century or so, we’ve heard nothing but hopeful wishes for a sequel.
Instead, we’re seeing more and more of their Apex Legends battle royale game. And Respawn apparently now has a single-player market too, ever since their first narrative IP, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, was successfully launched to the market.
Apex Legends, spiritual successor
Back in 2017, when Fortnite revolutionized gaming by launching the trend towards battle royale mode, genre fever eventually caught up with EA. At the same time, EA and Respawn Entertainment developed Apex Legends as a pivot point in the category. Launched in 2019, the game was a commercial success and still enjoys a huge player base that averages millions every month.
Now how Titanfall 3 exactly come into play here? Initially, everyone had the impression that Apex Legends would be the third part. Therefore, the official announcement of IP Apex Legends came as a surprise.
Although Apex Legends turned out to be a completely separate game, it was later revealed that it actually takes place in Complete failure Universe. This statement was confirmed when we finally got to see Ash, one of the antagonists Titanfall 2will be added to Apex Legends as a playable character in the eleventh season.
But besides this clear confirmation, there are many other references in the game. Another thing is that the Ghost and Bloodhound from Apex Legends have a 10th generation Titan pilot badge on their suits.
Thus, there are many footnotes that both games take place in the same universe. This is enough to suggest that Apex is indeed a spiritual successor. Complete failure franchise.
Respawn booked with Star Wars
As we mentioned above, Respawn has entered the single player market. They released Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order in 2019 and the game was a hit. His inspiration from From Software’s Souls series at first seemed like a supernatural way to bring a galaxy far, far away to life. But the studio’s whimsical approach to systems made the experience completely new in many ways.
Some time later, a sequel was announced with a teaser. So currently all Respawn employees are busy polishing Star Wars: Jedi Survivor. While this may be good news for most, it is once again a wrenching sensation for fans who are looking forward to Titanfall 3.
Besides Jedi Survivor, Respawn is also working on several other Star Wars related projects. One game is a first-person shooter and the other is a strategy game.
Respawn has four Star Wars games in total. And once again, this indicates that they are booked for another year or two. Unleashing the potential Titanfall 3 project further.
EA completes multi-game deal with Marvel
Thanks to the stellar success achieved by EA with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, the company has now signed a multi-title deal with Marvel for similar new single user IP addresses. In total, EA studios will develop three games. The first among them is a third-person action-adventure about Iron Man.
EA showed that Motive Studio, known for Star Wars: Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront II, will be in charge of the project. So in that sense, EA has finally fallen in love with the single player game. And this is very contrary to what the company has previously stated.
But shifting the focus to more single-player games does little to Titanfall 3 except to delay. Although, yes, they could potentially make a better story mode for a third installment when that happens.
EA isn’t known for its storytelling games, so it will be interesting to see what they end up doing with this feature. And depending on whether the company’s future single-player IP efforts prove fruitful, we may or may not see Titanfall 3multiplayer game, find fast.
In any case, Respawn tweets from time to time about Complete failure give hope. In particular, it makes you wonder if they’re still talking about the franchise’s importance years later, so they must have something planned for its future.
Titanfall 3 release date
Unfortunately there is no official release date Titanfall 3. Respawn Entertainment is currently busy working on several Star Wars games, so until those games are released, we doubt you’ll see a third installment anytime soon. Though if we were to guess a release date, 2025 would be our best guess.
In addition to Star Wars projects, parent company Respawn EA just signed a three-game deal with Marvel. The first Iron Man game is likely still in early development at Motive Studio. And who knows which studios might end up working on the other two.
On the one hand, if Respawn starts to develop Titanfall 3 after Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, it should arrive by 2025. In another, more likely scenario, Respawn could be working on a third Jedi game. There’s also the possibility that EA will end up uploading a Marvel game to the already busy Respawn circle. So in this case, the release date may even go beyond 2025.
As EA’s focus has shifted towards releasing more and more single-player games, the odds are grim Titanfall 3 as if moving further away. But there have been plenty of game franchises that have defied the odds and come back with sequels. So for now, we can only hope that Complete failure turns out to be one of them.