Titanfall 3 Worked on by Respawn Entertainment for 10 Months Before Shifting Focus

It was the right call to change focus.

A new report has revealed that Titanfall 3 was actually being worked on by Respawn Entertainment at one time before it changed focus.

Titanfall’s Legacy

The Titanfall series was popular when it launched before Apex Legends was born. Many were impressed by its game mechanics which allowed them to fight as humanoids and also fight against each other with giant mechas. So it was expected that Titanfall 3 would be in the works, but unfortunately, this did not come to fruition due to certain circumstances. One new report reveals more details behind the scenes about this topic.

Titanfall 3 in Development for Less Than a Year

Former Titanfall Designer Mohammad Alavi recently spoke with The Burnettwork to talk about the story of this “crazy cut” in his career. “Titanfall 2 came out, did what it did, and we were like ‘OK, we’re going to make Titanfall 3’. And, we worked on Titanfall 3 for 10 months in earnest. We had the tech for it, and multiple missions going,” Alavi revealed.

Playable Version Existed

Alavi also stated that there was a first playable version that worked and was described as being good if not better than what the team had before. He did note that this version was incrementally better and not revolutionary for the series.

“We were feeling pretty decent about it, but not the same feeling as Titanfall 2,” he stated. The project’s multiplayer team was having one hell of a time trying this out.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Emergence 

At the same time, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the hugely-popular battle royale launched and the team behind Titanfall noticed its success. “We came back from break and we talked about it, and we were like ‘yeah… we need to pivot’.”

“We literally cancelled Titanfall 3 ourselves because we were like ‘we can make this game and it’ll be Titanfall 2 plus a little bit better, or we can make this thing which is clearly amazing’.”

Change was Needed

This is how Apex Legends started and development began after this.

“Don’t get me wrong, I will always miss having another Titanfall,” Alavi said. He calls Titanfall 2 his “crowning achievement”. They knew that switching over to work on Apex Legends was the right call.

Former News Editor