Respawn Entertainment is pulling the plug on their and Nexon’s mobile title, Titanfall: Frontline.
Titanfall: Frontline was supposed to be a strategy card game set in the Titanfall universe. Announced back in September, Frontline was set to be the first game in a multi-game, multi-year partnership between Respawn Entertainment, Nexon, and Particle City. However, Frontline just wasn’t working out, and Respawn is ready to pull the plug.
Taking to the game’s official website, Respawn confirmed the cancellation. Despite numerous beta tests, Frontline was never able to capture the same action-packed gameplay that made the console games such a hit. Servers will be taken offline on January 20.
“It is our goal to create the best Titanfall mobile games that showcase the fast-paced action, mobility and, of course, the power of Titans in this iconic series. We’ve learned an incredible amount in the beta test of Titanfall: Frontline, but in the end felt the experience wasn’t ready to deliver the intense action-packed gameplay synonymous with Titanfall. While it’s never easy to cancel a game, we’re excited to take some of the concepts we saw resonate with players and build off of them in future Titanfall mobile games. Titanfall: Frontline’s closed beta will be winding down in the next few days, and servers will go offline on January 20, 2017.”
While Frontline will be cancelled, nothing is stopping Nexon from developing others thanks to the multi-game, multi-year partnership. While Titanfall: Frontline will never see release, Titanfall 2 did launch last year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Though sales were a lot lower than expected, Respawn Entertainment still put out a really good game. Hopefully this won’t be the last we see of Titanfall.