A shock replace to the principally dormant 2016 PS4-era shooter Titanfall 2 has sure followers of the collection abuzz with the concept that it portends…one thing…pertaining to a doable third chapter within the extremely regarded mech shooter collection. The replace actually accommodates some fascinating stuff, together with references to the quantity three should you’re keen to go that far. It’s bizarre for certain, however take a dose of skeptic juice as we break all of it down.
Initially launched in 2016, Titanfall 2’s wall-running, mech-piloting first-person shooter motion added a a lot wanted (and really, superb) single-player marketing campaign to the collection’ already glorious multiplayer motion. However provided that the sport launched between a Battlefield and a Name of Responsibility, Titanfall didn’t take pleasure in sufficient time within the highlight earlier than the bigger shooters stole its thunder. Nonetheless, followers have continued to face by in hope that Respawn Leisure may see match to create a 3rd chapter. However whereas Respawn’s very profitable battle royale Apex Legends takes place in Titanfall’s universe, the final seven-ish years have been principally quiet on the Titanfall entrance, and when there may be information, it’s normally unhappy. Effectively, that’s modified a bit within the final couple of days.
Titanfall 2 will get a shock replace with an odd reference
A bit of pleasure broke out amongst Titanfall 2 followers after a patch that hit the game a few week in the past, principally with fixes to matchmaking, which is not terribly uncommon even for older video games.
Then people observed the patch notes for the latest replace to Apex Legends contained three units of numbers, with every of them translating to the discharge dates for the primary Titanfall, its sequel, and Apex Legends.
It didn’t finish there. Respawn added a brand new recreation sort to Titanfall 2’s multiplayer this previous Monday, September 18. A recreation sort choice that hadn’t modified for a number of years now featured a brand new mode icon accompanied with three query marks, “???”
The brand new multiplayer mode, which pits gamers towards each other outfitted with all-you-can-fire rockets, additionally accommodates an fascinating description:
Your rockets will blot out the solar.
As people have identified, that phrase is strikingly near a quote from the 2007 movie 300—a film whose title begins with the quantity three.
Titanfall conspiracy theories start to brew
Ravenous for a follow-up to Titanfall 2, followers have taken to scouring the web to determine if there’s another bizarre stuff happening and, nicely, since they need to see proof of one thing happening within the Titanfall house, people certain are discovering it. Specifically, some unlisted YouTube movies and social media exercise from Vince Zampella, head of Respawn Leisure, are catching consideration.
Whether or not stated in jest or as severe “proof”, we have to splash a little bit of chilly water on a few of this. Sure, whereas it’s true that the channel has some unlisted movies (as many have pointed out) Archive.org’s Wayback Machine signifies that they’ve been there for years now. Additional detective work has revealed that these unlisted videos are for old Titanfall 2 trailers. So, nothingburger on that entrance.
As well as, Vince Zampella randomly liking a post that advocates for a future Titanfall recreation is hardly shocking. Zampella has publicly stated that he’d “like to see” a future recreation within the wall-runny, mech-stompy franchise.
Pleasure in Titanfall 2 resurges
All of this has prompted a little bit of a surge in Titanfall 2 curiosity. The sport is as soon as once more trending on social media.
Whereas Titanfall 2 hasn’t damaged into even the highest 25 most-played video games on Steam, it has seen an uptick in player count, breaching 25k energetic gamers most not too long ago.
Kotaku has reached out to Respawn and EA for remark.
Titanfall 2 has maintained an adoring, although small, fanbase since its launch. Hope for a follow-up now matches the fervor surrounding many different much-desired but AWOL online game sequels. And whereas I welcome a brand new multiplayer mode in Titanfall 2, what I actually need is an replace that kills the rattling EA launcher and allows you to use 4K with out enhancing the .ini file. A woman can dream.