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Respawn Delays Titanfall Plans To Keep Focus On Apex Legends

Apex Legends developer Respawn will put plans for the next Titanfall on the back burner as it looks to keep the focus on its new battle royale title, as well as the upcoming Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Just a day after the launch of Apex Legends, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella took to Twitter to announce that the studio is looking to have another game from the Titanfall series release this year. However, it appears that we may have to wait some more, given the latest announcement.

Apex's executive producer Drew McCoy addressed fans in a lengthy update on Thursday, detailing the studio's plans for the two games in focus.

"It is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," he wrote.

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"Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."

Zampella recently confirmed that Respawn will be sticking to seasonal updates for Apex Legends, as opposed to weekly ones, despite the criticism and cries for new content to be added on a more regular basis.

McCoy Set to address those concerns as well, claiming that the wellbeing of the development team is a priority although everything is being taken into consideration.

"We know that, in addition to addressing issues with the game, everyone is hungry for us to add new content," he noted. "The studio culture that we’ve worked hard to cultivate, and the health of our team are very important.

"We take those things into account when we discuss our content roadmap, the production schedule, and the frequency in which we can update the game. Our long-term goal is to ensure Apex Legends always feels alive and thriving, with a focus on quality of content over novelty or speed of release. At the same time, we want to maintain our culture as a development team and avoid crunch that can quickly lead to burnout or worse."

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