Perhaps the studio chose to switch engines for Titanfall 3, releasing Apex Legends (which is also reportedly on Source) as a stopgap as it pushed back the release of a proper third Titanfall game. "There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not - this is what we're making", he said. Spread online by numerous video streamers and influencers because clearly video game bloggers and journalists are incapable of keeping a secret, and corroborated on by Kotaku's always-reliable Jason Schrier, Apex Legends will see players ditch their Titans in favour of some of that sweet sweet chicken dinner.
This sets Apex Legends up to compete with the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout, and to an extent, Fortnite. These Apex Packs are earned from levelling up - you'll get 45 over the course of progressing to level 100 - and can be purchased directly.
There is other evidence that bolsters this rumor. Namely, what does this service game mean for the future of the series and, more specifically, what does it mean for Titanfall 3? The URL "playapex.com" also redirects users to the EA website.
Those A's in the Titanfall logo are similar to the new Apex reveal. Respawn Entertainment will be taking to Twitch to unveil their new game, Apex Legends, a battle royale experience rumored to be set in the Titanfall universe.
As far as Titanfall 3 is concerned, Schreier has revealed that he first heard about the game back in 2017, and was told that it was already in development. It looks like the game's map may have been leaked by an insider, though the source is impossible to verify.
Want to know where you can learn about Apex Legends? Furthermore, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order may also involve the Ninth Sister and/or Night Sisters though by the Redditor's own admission, they could not remember exact details.
Titanfall ain't dead yet, but where Titanfall 3 then?