According to a trusted gaming insider, a Titanfall spinoff title is in the works. The game will be called Apex Legends and will debut on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 really soon. Apex Legends will be based off characters from the Titanfall universe, but will not feature the popular Mech suits from the games. Instead, Legends will feature specific classes with each character sporting special abilities that will compliment other players on their team. Battle Royale games have been all the rage lately, with the massive success of games like PUBG, Fortnite, and most recently Blackout mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Sources who have played and have knowledge of the game confirm to me that Respawn is set to announce and release Apex Legends on Monday Feb 4, a free to play Titanfall Hero Battle Royale game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 2, 2019Rod Breslau on Twitter
Apex Legends will feature classes/heroes with unique abilities, maximum of 60 players per server, maximum of 3 players per team (trios) to compliment each other. No titans. Just as Titanfall and Titanfall 2, Apex Legends will run on a modified version of Valve’s Source engine.— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 2, 2019
Micro-transactions and lootboxes for cosmetic items and in-game content are said to be in Apex Legends with a very similar approach to that in Overwatch.— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 2, 2019
The same source says the game will feature a maximum of 60 players, with 3 players per team. Apex Legends will run on a modified version of Valve’s Source engine. There was also talk of micro transactions and loot boxes appearing in the game, which means players will gain access to special weapons, items, and player skins as they progress.
Apex Legends will be free to play when it drops, which is allegedly on Monday, Feb 4th. Titanfall initially debuted in 2014, from new gaming studio Respawn Entertainment.