- Fans of Respawn Entertainment are speculating that a new Titanfall game might have been teased in the latest patch notes of Apex Legends.
- Titanfall, the parent series of Apex Legends, has taken a backseat in recent years, but the cryptic message in the patch notes has excited ardent Titanfall fans.
- The message could hint at various possibilities, including a crossover with Apex Legends or the introduction of a new playable character, but an official announcement is needed to confirm anything.
Fans of Respawn Entertainment recently got an unexpected message in the latest patch notes of Apex Legends, with many believing that the developer is teasing a new Titanfall game. Respawn is the developer of both of these series, with Apex Legends being a standalone spin-off of Titanfall. While Apex Legends has been supported throughout the years since its initial launch, the same could not be said of its parent series. This focus on Titanfall was then further reduced with other projects that Respawn was working on, such as the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor earlier this April.
While the first Titanfall was a mixed bag, the sequel was a marked improvement, where its short and explosive campaign was complimented by the game’s combat. However, the release timing of Titanfall 2 was not the best, as it was sandwiched in between both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, which ate into its sales. This eventually led to the Titanfall series becoming a lower priority than Respawn’s other titles, where there has been no new Titanfall title in seven years. However, new information from Apex Legends‘ patch notes has ardent Titanfall fans excited about its possible future.
This potential tease for a new Titanfall game comes in the form of a cryptic message at the end of the patch notes for Apex Legends‘ Harbingers Collection Event. It reads that there is an “incoming transmission,” along with the “Subject: Nessie” text. There are also three numbers attached at the end of the message. Twitter user Iniqu1ty posted that he was able to decipher these three numbers, which reference the release dates of Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and Apex Legends in Unix time.
Iniqu1ty expressed his shock at this message, which caused other Titanfall and Apex Legends fans to express their excitement at what Respawn could possibly planning. There were some hints earlier this year that Respawn was working on a new project, according to EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson. Some of Respawn’s staff members have also teased the developer was working on a new game after Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Respawn Entertainment’s CEO, Vince Zampella, had stated in the past that he wants to make Titanfall 3, though it’d have to come back at the “right time” with the “right idea.” This message from the patch notes isn’t necessarily a hard confirmation that Titanfall 3 is happening yet either, as it could be teasing a crossover with Apex Legends or a pilot becoming a new playable character. Fans will need to wait for an official announcement from either EA or Respawn to see what this message means.