The Star Wars games, since Disney gave EA the license, have landed somewhere between “eh” and “ass” for most people. That said, I think Respawn is the company that shall reverse the license’s fortunes.
‘Apex Legends’ scores 25 million fucking players in one week. Well, they’re not fucking, but you get it
Man, good for Respawn. After a yawn-inducing Titanfall, and a brilliant but ignored Titanfall 2, it seems as though they’ve finally punched through with Apex Legends. I mean, 25 million users in the first week? Good goddamn. I haven’t played it myself, because I suck at these sorts of games, but I’ve found it extremely entertaining to watch.
Electronic Arts is acquiring Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall. Now the clock is ticking, folks. Let’s see how long it takes the Behemoth to suck all the marrow out of this recently purchased studio. Let’s see how long before its carcass can be thrown onto the heap alongside the shit-soaked ruins of BioWare and the desiccated husk of Visceral Games.
May The Fourth be with us, indeed! (Seriously, I vomited into my hands typing that. And not because I’m hopped up on Theraflu and head cold mucuous) But seriously, Respawn joins an a disgustingly awesome cadre of talent (BioWare, Visceral) working on Star Wars projects.
Laser Swords! Mechs! Titanfall 2! I’ll buy it.
Man. Infinity Ward gave me my favorite Call of Duty way back in the day with Modern Warfare 2. They also provided my least favorite (after like, the entire team or some shit, left for Respawn) in Ghosts. Here is hoping the three-year development cycle is kind to them and whatever they’re bringing this year.
I enjoyed me some Titanfall. By myself, because it was Microsoft-exclusive, and all my friends have PlayStations. I may have enjoyed it more if it had a single-player campaign to run through, or if it was multi-platform. Well. If this news holds up, both of my prior complaints shall be null and void when the sequel is released.
Gasp! Egads! Shazam? An Electronic Arts CFO Czar has intimated that a Titanfall sequel will “probably” happen. It will “probably” be multi-platform, too. Hard to say. Wink wink.
Titanfall. Next week! Next fucking week! Here’s a somewhat amusing advert that underscores something objectively true. Life is just better when you’re rolling through it with a mech.
The only thing that mitigates my excitement for Titanfall is the fact that none of my friends have an XB1. I don’t think? Otherwise, I’m pretty sure I’d flip this computer table in a caffeinated batch of fanboy insanity after watching this alpha footage. Good. God. Yes.