Remember Titanfall? Whether you do or don’t, there’d be no Apex Legends without it. But, while Apex is still going strong, Titanfall has now been delisted.
Published seven years ago, this multiplayer-only title sees you grappling your way around a battlefield and, when the opportunity presents itself, leaping into the cockpit of a giant stompy Titan. Now, as announced by creators Respawn, it’s been delisted from digital storefronts and will be removed from subscriptions service such as EA Play in March 2022.
The servers will, however, remain up, meaning that if you’ve already purchased the game, you can still play it. And, while we’ve yet to put this to the test, you should also be able to purchase a physical copy of the game and play Titanfall unhindered. Speaking of servers, it’s not necessarily the case that Titanfall’s age, or the size of its player base, was the sole factor that led to its retirement.
As reported by Eurogamer, both Titanfall and Titanfall 2 (which hasn’t been delisted) have been subject to DDOS attacks, whereby legitimate Titanfall players were booted off the server. Delisting Titanfall which should, in theory, dial back the player count, could give Respawn less to worry about.
“Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future,” reads Respawn’s statement. Does this mean a Titanfall 3 is in the works? We’d like to believe that’s the case, since we loved Titanfall 2 to bits. But it could also be a reference to an as-yet-unannounced Apex Legends sequel, since Apex draws from Titanfall’s lore.
A note about Titanfall. pic.twitter.com/Ew232HkUIo
— Respawn (@Respawn) December 1, 2021
But for now, like Chromehounds before it, Titanfall is stomping off into the sunset for a well earned robo-retirement.