Respawn today announced that they would immediately be discontinuing the sales of the first Titanfall video game. The title is also being removed from video game subscription services such as EA Play.
While likely disappointing for fans of the franchise, this move won’t affect anyone who currently owns Titanfall, either digitally or on disc. The game’s servers will remain online for the foreseeable future.
“Titanfall is part of our DNA at Respawn,” a notice posted on the official Respawn Twitter account today reads. “It's a game that showcased the ambitions of the studio when it was first released more than 7 years ago and it continues to be a beacon of innovation that we strive for in all of our games.”
A note about Titanfall. pic.twitter.com/Ew232HkUIo
— Respawn (@Respawn) December 1, 2021
Titanfall’s sequel, Titanfall 2, and the mega-popular in-universe spin-off, Apex Legends, will remain unaffected by the discontinuation of their predecessor. The announcement also hints at future games set within the Titanfall universe with mentions of Titanfall being “core to Respawn's DNA” and a promise that the Titanfall “franchise is a north star for the caliber of experiences we will continue to create here at Respawn.” This is likely a reference to the recently leaked Titanfall 3.
Titanfall initially launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Windows PC back in March 2014 before arriving on the Xbox 360 the following month. Titanfall 2 arrived two years later on the Xbox One, Windows PC, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 console.
A mobile game spin-off, Titanfall: Assault, launched on both iOS and Android devices in August 2017 though it was shut down almost a year later.
The first-person hero-shooter spin-off, Apex Legends, launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in 2019 and has been a huge success ever since. The game finally came to the Nintendo Switch this year and is expected to get a planned mobile port in 2022.