Respawn's Apex Legends Live Stream Reveals New Game, Out Now

Not Titanfall after all.

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A new game appears to be on the verge of being officially revealed by Respawn. Leaks have circulated throughout the weekend regarding a new game called Apex Legends; whatever it is, the developer will be sharing details during a stream taking place later today. [Update: Apex Legends has been officially announced, and you can download it for free right now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can read about our thoughts after playing it and check out the coolest skins that are available right out of the gate.]

Respawn CEO Vince Zampella sent out a tweet during the Super Bowl that linked to a Twitch account called Play Apex. This account hosted a livestream on Monday earlier today that didn't offer much. Zampella said in a subsequent tweet this morning that this was only a "teaser" stream; a full reveal stream for the game will follow at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT.

Zampella's original message seems to reference the leaks, saying, "Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun. So, if you like Respawn, our games or even me, you should tune in tomorrow. Our stream starts at 8 AM PT and we'll tell you everything about Apex Legends. Everything."

Respawn is the developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, two popular first-person shooters that see players engage in large-scale battles as either agile Pilots or powerful Titans. Titanfall 2 is one of the most critically-acclaimed shooters in recent years--we gave it a 9/10 in our review and listed it as one of our top games in 2016--and fans of it have been clamoring for more since its release.

In Titanfall 2, unlike its predecessor, you can pick which faction you choose to fight for in multiplayer. One of those factions is the Apex Predators. The Apex Predators are also featured heavily in the game's campaign, as the group of merciless guns for hire who serve as Titanfall 2's primary antagonists. Seeing as Respawn is no longer making more post-launch content for Titanfall 2, it's probable that the upcoming live stream is for something brand new. Even so, the Twitch channel's name implies it still might relate back to the 2016 game.

We've known for a while that Respawn has been working on another Titanfall title. The developer has actually confirmed its working on three games right now--Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, some Titanfall-related game, and an unnamed VR title. During an EA quarterly earning call, the company's CEO Andrew Wilson announced that at least two Respawn games would release in 2019. One of those has been confirmed to be Jedi Fallen Order, which is scheduled for release sometime before the 2019 holiday season, but we have no official word on what the other title(s) might be.

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nintendians

after playing so much of call of duty and comparing black ops 3 and infinite warfare to titanfall 2, there not much of a different to me much.

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cugabuh

Titanfall Battle Royale mode incoming.

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greaseman1985

@cugabuh: Unfortunately, I think you're right.

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sakaiXx

too bad EA bought them, hope the dev still can find success.

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doremonhg9x

@sakaixx: WTF? It's because EA bought them and gave them the money that they can make Titanfall 1 and 2 in the first place. Stop being ignorant.

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salty101

@doremonhg9x: EA bought them after Titanfall 2. Stop being arrogant.

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Wretch1d

@doremonhg9x: 2 maybe MS funded TF1 which is why it was only on xbox

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RELeon

I enjoy the Titanfall games. Not so much the PvP but the story of Titanfall 2 and the coop modes are fun little time killers. They run great too. Very well optimized.

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Xero_Kaiser

For their sake, I hope the rumors aren't true because it sounded like complete garbage.

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doremonhg9x

@Xero_Kaiser: it's not even out yet, there's only the name that gets revealed and you are already talking shit about it.

#JustGamerThings

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salty101

@Xero_Kaiser: uhh.. what?

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Xero_Kaiser

@salty101: The rumors/supposed leaks about Apex Legends said that the game was going to be a pilot-only, Battle Royale game.

I just said, that I hope those rumors weren't true.

I don't see what's so difficult about this to understand.