The original Titanfall game is being removed from digital storefronts today, but the servers for the game will remain online.
This comes after years of being inundated with DDoS attacks and cheaters. The original Titanfall has been rendered almost unplayable at times, and Respawn Entertainment is delisting it from stores. It will also be removed from subscription services on March 1st, 2022.
The hacking situation in Titanfall has been an ongoing battle for a long time. The game received a “mostly negative” review rating on Steam following the emergence of server issues and hackers.
Respawn didn’t have a dedicated team working on Titanfall after the release of Apex Legends. This meant Titanfall was sort-of left behind as priorities for the studio changed.
In a statement, Respawn said, “Rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue. Today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future. This franchise is a north star for the calibre of experiences we will continue to create here at Respawn.”
The player count for the original Titanfall is extremely low, so it’s safe to assume this is why the game is being delisted. It seems that it’s not worth the effort it would take to fix the game for Respawn, who have found success with Apex Legends. Titanfall 2 is still sticking around though, even though it has its fair share of hacking problems too.
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