Respawn has made a drastic decision regarding Titanfall, which goes against what fans have been asking for.
Respawn has some very sad news for all fans of Titanfall. The game, so famous since its release in 2014, bids farewell to a large part of gamers. Indeed, on Twitter, the studio announces that the game has just been withdrawn from digital sale, and this definitively. It’s a huge blow to the players, who see it as the beginning of the end for the title.
A note about Titanfall.
– Respawn (@Respawn)
In its message, the studio explains that the universe of Titanfall will continue to live, but no longer through the original game which closes its doors to new players: ” Rest assured, Titanfall is at the heart of Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future “. Additionally, Respawn explains:
“We have made the decision to discontinue new sales of the original Titanfall game effective today and will be removing the game from subscription services on March 1, 2022. However, we will keep servers online for fans who continue to play and for those who own the game and are looking to participate in a game. “
Just like some games before him, Titanfall therefore begins its infernal descent towards the total dissolution of it. If the servers remain open for those who have already bought the game, this approach remains anecdotal since the studio can decide at any time to reverse its decision if profitability is not at the rendezvous in terms of the number of players compared to financial resources spent to keep the game alive regardless.
A controversial decision for many months
In addition, this does not help the controversy that the title has suffered for several months, which has the gift of particularly annoying fans of Titanfall. Indeed, although it was still available for sale, Respawn did not care so much about its game anymore that it had become unplayable for a very long time. This move therefore allows the studio to no longer incur the wrath of those who would buy the game now, but still does not solve the problem of existing players.
No more updates, server failures, Titanfall went through all the hardships. A few months ago, some players wanted to show their dissatisfaction by protesting against the abandonment of Titanfall. For this, they managed to hack Apex Legends, Respawn’s battle royale, and which is supposed to take the same universe as the FPS. A fist operation, which ultimately led to the current situation.