Titanfall fans can rejoice as the newest job listings point to the development of Titanfall 3, meaning EA didn't bury the franchise in the ground after sales that didn't exactly bring in coffers full of cash to their corporate doorstep.
EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, confirmed in a conference call that Respawn Entertainment are working on two titles at the same time. The first one is, as we all know from the awkward E3 announcement, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, while fans speculated for a while that the second one is Titanfall 3.
It turns out the fans may be right, as Respawn Entertainment are now hiring a senior animator for a Titanfall project. Technically, this could still blow up in fans' faces, as EA and Respawn could pull an Activision Blizzard on them by announcing a new mobile game. Then again, there are no mentions of collaboration between Respawn and a mobile game developer yet, so not everything is gloomy for the moment.
Fans' fears don't stop there as many are aware now that EA has bought Respawn Entertainment in its entirety, which could potentially mean Titanfall 3 could be plagued with microtransactions and maybe loot boxes.
Cosmetic microtransactions shouldn't be an issue if Titanfall 3 comes to life, as the game's setting provides a ton of opportunities for different customisation options, some of which could be locked behind a paywall. The only real threat is if the game gets developed with microtransactions in mind first, and gameplay second. It wouldn't be the first time EA pulled such a stunt.
It remains to be seen what this means for Respawn though, as the studio wasn't presented with working on two titles at the same time before.
Right now, they have a huge task before them - to revive an interest in Star Wars games that was killed by Battlefront 2 and to renew the interest in EA's first person shooters, which was heavily damaged by Battlefield V.