Respawn Entertainment tried to keep Titanfall in an appropriate state for a while, but the hackers always stayed a step ahead of the studio… which thus resorted to extreme measures.
We have to point out that we are talking about the first Titanfall game, not the sequel (a third game that is seemingly unlikely to happen in the series). The game is nearly unplayable, as while the servers were up and running, there were a lot of unpatched vulnerabilities that allowed the hackers to perform DDoS attacks, which is essentially a death sentence for this game. Respawn went a step further, though.
They decided to deliver the final blow to the game while waving the white flag. Here’s an announcement from Respawn’s Twitter: “Titanfall is part of our DNA at Respawn. It’s a game that showcased the studio’s ambitions when it was first released more than seven years ago, and it continues to be a beacon of innovation that we strive for in all of our games. We’ve decided to discontinue new sales of the original Titanfall game starting today, and we’ll be removing the game from subscription services on March 1, 2022. We will, however, be keeping Titanfall servers live for the dedicated fanbase still playing and those who own the game and are looking to drop into a match.
Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA, and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future. This franchise is a north star for the calibre of experiences we will continue to create here at Respawn. Thank you from the entire Respawn team,” the studio wrote.
So the servers will stay up, but the situation will not improve, as the studio only halted new purchases. If you have the game, you can still play a round or two, but at this point, it’s like playing the lottery if you can get a clean match in or not—what a shame.
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