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Respawn Quietly Cancelled A Secret Apex Legends Title

Yesterday saw EA cancel Apex Legends Mobile, and Battlefield Mobile, and delay Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Today Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has revealed that Electronic Arts cancelled a game based on Titanfall and Apex Legends.

Nothing had been revealed to the public and the production was being worked on at Respawn Entertainment. However, after yesterday’s less-than-excellent financial outlook, the publisher said it was cancelling several projects and shuttering Industrial Toys, the team behind Battlefield Mobile. 

To further combat losses, management revealed that the team of 50 people working on an unnamed project would be shuffled around with the hope of finding positions for everyone within the company. Anyone who isn’t able to be placed on a team would be provided severance packages and laid off say sources who were familiar with the situation.

The now-cancelled project had the codename TFL or Titanfall Legends, and was a single-player campaign set in the Titanfall universe and would be directed by Mohammad Alavi, a veteran member of the team who left in 2022.

The last Titanfall entry was in 2016, an entry that added a single-player campaign to the series and a retooled multiplayer experience. Fans have been asking for a follow-up since and who can blame them, Respawn reinvigorated the genre with its new mechanics that have yet to be matched in any other series.

In 2019, EA launched Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale set in the Titanfall universe and one of EA’s most popular titles having generated more than $2 billion in revenue so far.