Respawn Entertainment has announced that it has removed the original Titanfall from sale, signalling something of a death knell for the 2014 mech shooter.
The studio broke the news to fans in a statement posted to Twitter. “Titanfall is part of our DNA at Respawn. It’s a game that showcased the ambitions of the studio when it was first released more than 7 years ago and it continues to be a beacon of innovation that we strive for in all our games.”
“We’ve made the decision to discontinue new sales of the original Titanfall game starting today and we’ll be removing the game from subscription services on March 1, 2022. We will, however, be keeping servers live for the dedicated fanbase still playing and those who own the game and are looking to drop into a match.”
“Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future. This franchise is a north star for the caliber of experiences we will continue to create here at Respawn.”
The news comes as fans continue to clamber for a new entry in the series. So far, they’ve had to make do with links via Respawn’s battle royale offering, Apex Legends. The most recent season perhaps included the most overt connection yet. That’s thanks to Ash, who previously appeared as a boss character in Titanfall 2.
In the meantime, the Respawn team is currently working on a brand new singleplayer game, which is said to be a brand new IP.
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— Respawn (@Respawn) December 1, 2021