The rumored (and hotly-anticipated) Apex Legends Titans update is no longer in the cards for Respawn Entertainments’ Battle Royale. If you weren’t aware of this interesting little fact, Apex Legends is actually a spin-off of the Titanfall franchise. The game shares many of the same guns and overall aesthetic, so players naturally hoped that they would be seeing Titans deployed at some point in the future. Unfortunately, it seems like any plans to include Titans in Apex Legends have been axed.
“We prototyped it for like nine months during development, and we couldn’t get it to work well,” Apex Legends Executive Producer Drew McCoy said to GameInformer. “Titans were created back in the day as a power item. As a sense of I am now a badass, don’t mess with me.”
“That fantasy fulfillment is destroyed immediately in battle royale once you’ve balanced them to a point where they don’t ruin battle royale,” he continued. “We could never pull enough levers — how you get it, how strong it is, how fast it is, how big it is, what kind of weapons it has, when do you have it – all that kind of stuff. So I think, for now, titans are just not a thing. We’re no longer considering it.”
Anyone who has played this game has certainly seen how challenging it can be to face off against a well-equipped enemy when you might only have a pistol; an Apex Legends Titans update would presumably make the power imbalance all the more challenging for the developers to get right.
The possibility of an Apex Legends Titans update has been left open, but for now, it seems like Respawn Entertainment just doesn’t think that it would be a good idea to add them into the game. Hopefully, they’ll find a way to make these massive mechs work; it would certainly make this particular Battle Royale game stand out a little more!