Apex Legends isn’t Titanfall 3 and that’s okay

As a fan of Titanfall 2, I was extremely worried when Respawn was bought out by EA (Electronic Arts). EA has a history of changing the companies they acquire for the worse and their harsh business practices. Many Bioware original employees have left after the acquirement from EA and many studios have been closed down by them such as Visceral (Dead Space series) and Maxis (SimCity). Fans of Respawn were worried when they announced Apex Legends: A Battle Royal class-based shooters with no Titans, double jump, or wall running but was still based in the Titanfall universe.

Fans were devastated. The game didn’t have the same movement or interesting mechanics of Titanfall 2. Most people thought Titanfall 3 was canceled or EA forced Respawn to make a free Battle Royale game to make profits similar to Fortnite.

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It was reported that Titanfall 3 wasn’t in development at all. This only stoked the flames and fans began to crucify EA for ruining another beloved franchise.

Despite all the fan rage, Apex Legends has been doing really well. It’s been positively received by many players for the class-based system, fun shooting, and overall good gameplay design. While the game has only been out for 3 days, it already has over one million players.

Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, assures fans that Titanfall 3 will be coming out; just not anytime soon. The studio is currently working on new Star Wars title called Jedi: Fallen Order. There is also a Titanfall game coming out this year, but it isn’t Titanfall 3 according to reports from Eurogamer. They are mainly focusing on improving the Apex Legends experience for players. Hopefully, Apex Legends does well for Respawn to provide assurance that EA didn’t ruin them. With so many players, it allows people to learn more about Respawn and the Titanfall series. Trust Respawn to make a great game. While it isn’t the title Titanfall fans were hoping for, perhaps this game will lead the way to Titanfall 3.

In the meantime, you can play Apex Legends for free for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Might as well try it.

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EA’s history

Kotaku

Eurogamer

New Titanfall title for 2019

 

Spider-Man PS4 adds Fantastic Suits

Insomniac teased a “fantastic” update regarding their Spider-Man title. Fans predicted new Spider-Man suits in relation to the Fantastic Four. Two new suits have been added. The Bombastic Bag-Man and the Future Foundation Spider-Man suit. Both are suits worn by Peter Parker when he was involved with the team. The suits are free!

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The Bombastic Bag-Man appeared when Peter needed help removing the Symbiote suit. He asked Reed Richards for help and while he looked for a replacement, Johnny Storm gave him a Fantastic Four suit with a bag to hide his identity.

The Future Foundation suit was for Peter when he joined the Future Foundation after the passing of Johnny Storm.

Spider-Man swings over New York in his Bombastic Bag-Man costume in a screenshot from Marvel’s Spider-Man.

How to play Anthem early

Anthem is EA Bioware’s new first-person RPG shooter title. It’ll launch on February 22nd, 2019 and everyone is curious to see if Bioware still has the skills to make excellent RPG’s similar to their old titles like Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. To participate in the demo or play early, there are several different dates.

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Dates: Jan. 25-27Image result for anthem bioware

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Requirements: pre-order, or EA Access or Origin Access subscription

The demo hasn’t been clarified what it will include. EA Access and Origin access cost $4.99 per month.

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Dates: Feb. 1-3

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Requirements: none

It is only available for 3 days

Anthem Early Full Access

Release date: Feb. 15

Platforms: PC

Requirements: Origin Access Premier subscription

This is only for PC players but you’ll have full access a week before everyone else. Premier is $14.99

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Release date: Feb. 15

Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Requirements: EA Access or Origin Access Basic subscription

Xbone and PC players will have access for 10 hours if they have EA or Origin Access Basic.

Telltale Games removed from Online Stores as Studio closes down

If you haven’t bought any Telltale games (Which you haven’t since their sales numbers were atrocious), now might be the time. With Telltale closing down, the company is selling off their assets which include physical goods, trademarks, copyrights, software, and source code. This means other studios will be able to purchase the rights and potentially continue the game stories. On Steam, Telltale has removed their older games such The Tales of Monkey Island, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. The Walking Dead: The Final Season and their more recent titles are still available but the date on which they’ll be removed is undetermined. Telltale is working with Skybound Entertainment to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season. 

In addition to the liquidation of their assets, Telltale can only provide their former employees’ health benefits until November 30th. This will leave their 250 former employees and contractors without health benefits after their layoff. Telltale has been facing lawsuits from former employees for the sudden layoffs. 

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GameDailyBiz