Respawn today announced the immediate cessation of sales of the first Titanfall video game. The title is also being removed from video game subscription services such as EA Play.
While likely disappointing for fans of the franchise, this move won’t affect anyone who currently owns Titanfall, whether digitally or on disk. The game’s servers will remain online for the foreseeable future.
âTitanfall is in our DNA at Respawn,â said one opinion posted on Respawn’s official Twitter account reads today. “It’s a game that showcased the studio’s ambitions when it was first released over 7 years ago and it continues to be a beacon of innovation that we seek in all of our games.”
A note on Titanfall. pic.twitter.com/Ew232HkUIo
– Respawn (@Respawn) December 1, 2021
The sequel to Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and the mega-popular in-universe spin-off, Apex Legends, will not be affected by their predecessor’s shutdown. The announcement also hints at future games set in the Titanfall universe with mentions of Titanfall as being “at the heart of Respawn’s DNA” and a promise that the Titanfall franchise “is a North Star for the. caliber of experiences that we will continue to create here at Respawn. ” This is probably a reference to the recent Titanfall 3 leak.
Titanfall initially launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Windows PC in March 2014 before arriving on Xbox 360 the following month. Titanfall 2 arrived two years later on the Xbox One, Windows PC, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 console.
A mobile game spin-off, Titanfall: Assault, launched on iOS and Android devices in August 2017, though it was shut down almost a year later.
The first-person shooter spin-off, Apex Legends, launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in 2019 and has since seen huge success. The game has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch this year and is expected to get a mobile port scheduled for 2022.