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.

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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.

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Could be interesting to see where they take the series on mobile. Probably not though.

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How do you make a consolized bro shooter even worse? Put it on mobile.

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@Thanatos2k: Worse? TF more fun than any post COD4 games. I'll take TF any day. Very fun game.

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@penkowalski: A mediocre game is better than a bad game, sure.

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Yep, RIP (again) Titanfall.

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I hate mobile gaming the touchscreen sucks not sure how it got so popular.

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Particle City could become one of America's great new cities of the 22nd century. It could even rival San Diego.

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Blimey! Really? Why are they doing this? TF was all about huge robots, massive battles, loads of noise and crazy action etc...you really can't get that on a tiny 4 inch screen...it will lose everything that made it great (imo).

I'll wait for TF2.

I don't game on my phone anyway - don't see the point.

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@mpl911: TF2 has been out on Steam for years and its been free. :)

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@illage2: What? It says above Titanfall 2 is still in development - expected 2016 at the earliest. Are you talking about a different "TF2"?

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@mpl911: Yes :) TF2 = TeamFortress 2

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@illage2: Haha - thought so. Er - think I'll wait for Titanfall 2! but thanks.

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Mobile really is ruining gaming, slowly but surely.

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@BrokenChaos666: Did you watch TotalBiscuit's video on why Core games fail on Mobile?

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lol... so they really are as desperate as i thought.

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It will look better on mobile devices too.

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Just focus on Titanfall2, Vince... Don't lose focus. That focus is what made Titanfall such a true joy to play, and brought the first sweeping change to the shooter industry in YEARS.

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@Pyrosa: yeah like no real single player...

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@ratchet3: Single player, who needs that? Give me MP only please.

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No, no, no, no, no and no

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No Titanfall 2? End of discussion.

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Piss off EA !

Wait... what ?

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Yeah yeah, but what about Titanfall 2??

Had so much fun with the first game... Hope to see some news soon...

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@gabrielrocha86: 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.

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@ltjohnnyrico: Yeah I know how to read... Heck, that's a necessary basic skill if I'm even typing right now... Oh, copy/paste I can do too, so you know...

Needless to explain this, but I wanted to see Respawn focused in bringing Titanfall 2 to life... This game has soooo much potential, so much "not filled space" where it can evolve... The gameplay of the first one is still a blast.

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@gabrielrocha86: the guy offers you some news and you yell at him...nice. Glad you can read, maybe next time you can use those things on yours hands called fingers, click a mouse a few times, and look up your own damn information.

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@gabrielrocha86: He was trying to help you. At least you could say thank you and he thought you'll miss the info on Titanfall 2 since everyone has a life and don't go to gaming sites everyday.

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@gabrielrocha86: I wasn't trying to be a Dick or be condescending, I thought you may have missed that bit about TF 2 and thought I was being helpful. I too am looking forward to more info on the Game !!

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@ltjohnnyrico: My sincere apologies, then. Sometimes it's hard to tell a troll from some kind advice. Thanks!

Let us "stand by, prepare for Titanfall... 2!!"

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@gabrielrocha86: No apology necessary !! Nothing but a simple misunderstanding !!

Stand by and prepare we shall !!

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