Given that Apex Legends takes place in the Titanfall universe, players often wonder if titans could eventually drop from the sky to mix things up in the popular battle royale. Respawn has previously laid out the complications it experienced when originally trying to add them to the mix, but we checked in to see if the studio stumbled any breakthroughs in that department.
“We prototyped it for like nine months during development, and we couldn’t get it to work well,” says executive producer Drew McCoy. “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. 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.”
There you have it – don’t expect to prepare for Titanfall any time soon in Apex Legends.