Just when you thought the battle royale wars were over, it appears that another game is headed our way set in the universe of Titanfall.
Following up on numerous rumors that were reported over the weekend, Respawn Entertainment - the studio behind the popular Titanfall series - will be releasing Apex Legends; a free-to-play battle royale game set within the Titanfall world.
The EA/Respawn game was officially announced yesterday afternoon, when Respawn CEO Vince Zampella tweeted that more details will be revealed today at 8 AM PST during a live Twitch teaser stream, which will lead up to a full reveal of Apex Legends at 12 PM PST.
Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun.— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 4, 2019
So, if you like Respawn, our games or even me, you should tune in tomorrow. Our stream starts at 8am pt and we’ll tell you everything about Apex Legends. Everything. https://t.co/P0Svi1h5VS
While we do not yet have all of the details, the game will reportedly be released today for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In terms of actual gameplay, players will be able to compete solo or as a team of three. Although Apex Legends will be part of the Titanfall world, players will apparently not be using the Titan mech suits to duke it out. Instead, players will choose from a variety of heroes and classes with powerful abilities as they battle up to sixty other players all looking to claim victory.
According to an article by Kotaku, a tipster reported that the game “plays like Titanfall mixed with Overwatch and “Blackout” from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” They were also informed of an event that EA put on last week for streamers and YouTubers, which could be how the initial leak occurred.
While Titanfall fans are sure to be disappointed by the news that mech suits won’t be involved, it is probably best to hold off judgement until the full reveal takes place later today. It would be an interesting strategy to create a game set within the world of Titanfall and not include the namesake mech suits. Perhaps they will be a special ability or power up, or something of that nature.
At any rate, we look forward to seeing what the live stream has to offer. It will also be interesting to see if Apex Legends can hold its own within the saturated market of the battle royale genre.