New Titanfall Games in the Works for Mobile
Respawn signs a multi-game, multi-year partnership with Nexon for new smartphone and tablet games.
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In addition to a new Titanfall game for consoles, Respawn's shooter series is expanding to mobile. Respawn on Thursday announced a multi-game, multi-year partnership with free-to-play gaming giant Nexon (which is also publishing Cliff Bleszinski's Lawbreakers) for new mobile games based on the Titanfall franchise.
The smartphone and tablet games are being developed by new LA-based studio Particle City, which was co-founded this year by Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella and industry veteran Larry Pacey. Nexon will publish the Titanfall mobile games worldwide; the first is slated to arrive for iOS and Android devices in 2016.
“Working closely with our partners at Respawn and Particle City we intend to build on the original game’s success and introduce millions of mobile gamers to the rich Titanfall universe," Nexcon president and CEO Owen Mahoney said in a statement.
Nexon was already working with Respawn, as it previously reached a deal with the company and Electronic Arts to bring a free-to-play version of Titanfall for PC to Asia. Respawn first talked about making free-to-play mobile games in December 2014.
"Our partnership with Nexon is momentous for many reasons," Zampella said. "Nexon's unrivaled publishing network and free-to-play expertise will allow Titanfall to reach new global audiences. And with Particle City, we are closely collaborating to create all-new standalone games with original gameplay experiences that expand the Titanfall universe to players everywhere."
Pacey is leading the team at Particle City, while Zampella is on board in a creative advisor capacity.
There are no details yet about what form the Titanfall mobile games might take, though Zampella tells VentureBeat that the first will not be a first-person shooter. It will, however, "take the gameplay in a new direction," according to the report. For now, Respawn and Nexon are only officially saying that the new Titanfall mobile games will "deliver a high-quality game experience."
As for Titanfall 2, Respawn has confirmed that it's in development. Unlike the original, the sequel is expected to see a multiplatform release and will arrive in 2016 at the earliest. More details about this game may come later today when EA reports earnings for the latest quarter.
In addition to these mobile games and Titanfall 2, Respawn is working on a mysterious non-Titanfall game.
On Xbox and PC, Titanfall has reached more than 10 million players. What would you like to see from Titanfall mobile games? Let us know in the comments below.