February 4, 2019

Titanfall 3 Is Not In The Works, Respawn Says

“The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not – this is what we’re making,” he said. “To try and convince a skeptical audience for months with trailers and hands-on articles, we’re just like, ‘Let the game speak for itself’ – it’s the most powerful antidote to potential problems. We’re doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it’s not Titanfall 3. It’s the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that – let’s just ship the game and let players play.”

This was…a very smart move. No one would have cared about the hype of another battle royale game coming soon. Instead, they hit 1 million unique logins within 24 hours.

But the real story here, is that Titanfall 3 was in development. With the poor sales of the previous game, I’m not surprised if EA canceled development of 3 and repurposed it into Apex Legends. Either way, it will be a long time before we a proper third game in the series.

January 19, 2019 January 11, 2019

Epic, Improbable start $25 million fund

“Unity has clarified to us that this change effectively makes it a breach of terms to operate or create SpatialOS games using Unity, including in development and production games,” Improbable said today.

As soon as I read the news earlier today about Unity’s decision regarding SpatialOS games, I knew it was only a matter of time before another engine partnered with them. I just wasn’t expecting them to put forth such an absurdly large amount of money.

Now maybe a portion of that can be used to invest in some proper documentation.

Bungie Breaks from Activision

We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects.

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 8 years since Bungie joined Activision. We all like to take the easy jabs and poke fun of shitshow the series has gone through over the decade, but Destiny is one of the most underrated games franchises out right now, and I’m excited to see what Bungie can do with their newly acquired freedom. There’s so much untapped, half-baked lore just waiting to be explored.

And thanks to a recent $100 million investment, they have some room to take a “its ready when it’s ready approach for whatever they do next.