Respawn Entertainment has surprised both fans and onlookers with an update for Titanfall 2 after several years of neglect. This update has also served to fix a multiplayer bug that had kept this game mode closed for a long time. Now, however, it’s open again, and fans have celebrated by flocking to it.
This unexpected update, given Respawn’s focus on developing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and maintaining the Apex Legends service, has led many fans to speculate that there might be a reason behind it, such as the possibility of reviving the franchise with a new title.
The servers have been flooded with players
Titanfall 2 has always had a very loyal following among the gaming community, and this is evident in the overwhelming data that the servers have shown since the service resumed. They have come close to breaking the activity records from when the game was initially launched in 2016, with over 22,000 players connected simultaneously.
The community’s response reflects that fans’ interest in the Titanfall franchise remains just as strong as it was in the past decade when players were disappointed to learn that Respawn would set aside the franchise to embark on other projects.
The possibilities of a new Titanfall
One of the biggest hopes of Titanfall series players is that Respawn would revive the franchise after shelving Titanfall 3 in favor of Apex Legends and its universe several years ago. In fact, some fans of the series have reflected this sentiment through a curious Easter egg in Apex Legends related to the release dates of the two existing Titanfall installments, which was shared on Twitter.
The arrival of Titanfall 3 would be great news for players, but it’s important to stay grounded because there is still nothing that firmly indicates EA’s interest in reviving this franchise from its slumber, despite the positive online traffic it has shown.
However, in the face of such a response, it shouldn’t be ruled out that the company may take a look at its cards and consider the arrival of a new installment. After all, community feedback can influence companies’ decisions more than one might think.