Titanfall 2 Dev Talks Game's Future, Says Star Wars Game Staying Under Wraps For Now
Titanfall 2 is "healthy and growing," Respawn says.
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In a blog post today, Titanfall 2 developer Respawn talked about the future of Titanfall, addressed its communication shortcomings, and stressed that you shouldn't expect to hear anything about its Star Wars game soon.
On the subject of Titanfall 2, which publisher EA said failed to meet sales targets, Respawn said in its blog post that the game is "healthy and growing." It's adding more players every week, the developer said, though no official figures were shared. Looking ahead, fans can expect more free DLC for Titanfall 2, while Respawn is tinkering with ideas for future games in the series.
"Right now we're focused on the long term future of Titanfall and we're excited about it," Respawn explained. "The core Titanfall team is working away on lots of cool stuff, whether that be DLC for Titanfall 2, action blocks, and prototypes for future Titanfall projects, or other crazy science experiments."
For Titanfall 2 DLC specifically, Respawn admitted that it did not do a good enough job at communicating what the game's free expansions were all about. Most recently, Respawn launched a new mode called Live Fire; past DLC included a new version of the Angel City map.
"This is something that we will get better at and the studio remains committed to supporting Titanfall 2 with free content as well as new Prime Titans, store items, and more," Respawn said.
The developer will make specific announcements about future Titanfall 2 DLC on March 23, while, at some point in April, the studio will talk about what fans can expect "over the next few months."
There are ongoing Titanfall projects outside of Respawn, including games that are in the works at Nexon, one of which is a free-to-play version of Titanfall for Korea. Nexon's first Titanfall game, the free-to-play mobile title Titanfall: Frontlines, was canceled before it even left beta. More mobile games set in the Titanfall universe are in the works at Nexon and they will be announced "in the near future."
Outside of the Titanfall franchise, Respawn is working on a third-person Star Wars action game that's being directed by God of War veteran Stig Asmussen.
"That project is still wrapped in secrecy and we won't be talking about it for a while," Respawn said.
Finally, Respawn announced that it is launching efforts to communicate better with the community through efforts like a video series and blog posts from developers.
"Our goal is to start providing regular content that gives more insight into the people and work they do at Respawn and give a more satisfying feedback loop to players so that their voices feel heard," Respawn said.
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