EA Teases Titanfall Spin-Off Game ‘Apex Legends’ With Very Grassy Livestream
EA are (currently in the nowhere-near-the-middle-of) announcing a new Titanfall spin-off called Apex Legends, from Respawn Entertainment, during an online stream today (4 February).
Already leaked information, posted at sites like Kotaku, point to a free-to-play battle royale shooter with servers of 60 players and squads limited to teams of three.
Apex Legends is said to have a set of heroes to choose from, not unlike Rainbow Six Siege or Call of Duty's Blackout mode; but notably won't feature the series' titular big robots, a most surprising absence that would have helped easily distinguish this from its competitors, and tied it to the universe in which it's set.
The stream, which started at 4pm UK time, has largely consisted of thrilling footage of grass blowing in the breeze, followed by what seems to be a bunch of big guns pointing at the sky. Hot stuff (which you, too, can tune into here).
A countdown began half an hour into proceedings, which is set to end at 8pm tonight. Footage of nice-looking scenery has been intercut with brief seconds of Titanfall-looking folks doing a murder or two. Possibly. (The clips are glitchy and super-brief, but I'm certain they're up to trouble.)
Some of the clips, which also include something that's definitely gameplay, have been posted on the game's Twitter account - check out the below for an insight into what we've been seeing through the endless grass.
Looking at these snippets, plus further leaks (see the tweet below), I can't help but wonder if Apex Legends is in any way related to the cancelled Titanfall Online, a modified version of the original game aimed at Asian markets which featured heroes and a more colourful aesthetic. Apex Legends seems to very much fall in its shadow.
When or if we can expect Titanfall 3 has yet to be revealed, and there's been no further word on Respawn Entertainment's other title, the Star Wars-branded Jedi: Fallen Order, which was announced last year. It is, supposedly, due out this side of 2020.
So what do you think? Are you interested in this new entry in Titanfall, or is it the last thing you want from the series? Does Titanfall not interest you full stop? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.
Words: Sam Greer
Featured Image Credit: EA/Respawn Entertainment/Twitch