Respawn Explains Why Their Battle Royale Apex Legends Doesn’t Feature Titans
With leaks over the past couple of days a bit of the oomph was taken out of Respawn Entertainment’s huge reveal and release of their battle royale title set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends. With that said, many have some burning questions about the game and the biggest one is why the titans are missing from the game. The developer has since explained this and it’s all for a good reason.
Now if you’ve watched the trailer released earlier today or you’ve been able to jump into the action, you’ll have noticed that there are no titans featured within Apex Legends, and there is no wall running or double jumping capabilities. In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Drew McCoy, Respawn’s Executive Producer, addresses these changes from their previous titles. “A lot of the stuff [from Titanfall] that was brought over was brought over purposefully. Our goals are really to make a masterable, learnable, deep game with a lot of strategy.”
McCoy continued stating, “When we first started making it, to be completely honest, we had double-jumping and wall running. We had triple-jumping for awhile. We had Titans in tons of different forms. For us, we don’t restrict ourselves when we’re early on in a project about what ‘has’ to be there. So even though we were like, yeah, this is probably going to be the Titanfall universe, we didn’t put any hard requirements on what had to be there. While prototyping and playing and iterating, things stay or they go as a result of whether or not they’re achieving our goals. Things like wall running and double-jumping, they actually really hurt the strategic and learnable aspects of combat. Because a player can get anywhere almost immediately. So there’s no thought process like ‘okay, I saw someone run around that building, now I know they’re going to be in one of two places.’ No-with double-jumping and wall running, they can be anywhere.”
Apex Legends is officially available now as a free-to-play title on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. So what do you think? Are you upset that the biggest features from the Titanfall series aren’t featured within Apex Legends? Have you joined the fray? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!