Respawn Explains the Absence of Titans in Apex Legends is Due to their Strength

Titans proved too powerful for battle royale's Apex Legends

By Grayshadow, Posted 06 Feb 2019

Recently, Apex Legends went live to everyone's surprise. Revealed through multiple leaks before being fully revealed the game has been mostly a hit among fans but many are still asking why titans were not part of the game. According to Lead Producer, Drew McCoy, from Respawn Entertainment there were many reasons, such as balance.

Titanfall 3,NoobFeed,Respawn Entertainment,

Speaking with Eurogamer, McCoy explained that Titans were always a "power fantasy" in Titanfall and Titanfall 2 but didn't fit Apex Legends battle royale mode.

"The titans in Titanfall 1 and 2 were meant to be a power fantasy - you're supposed to think 'alright, I can call it in, I can power it up and feel like a bad-ass for a little while', then it'll probably blow up and you have a chance to do it again.

"So we were prototyping that and they were a power-up, and that was really detrimental to a battle royale. Battle royales are supposed to be like Poker - everyone comes to the table with the same possibilities."

"If we ever balanced a titan down to where they were not a destructive force on the match - it was like betraying that power fantasy, like they were made out of paper, a wet cardboard bag - it was not worth it."

It does make sense after all Titans were able to kill targets in one punch. Having such an option in a battle royale game would've been unbalanced.

Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, and is free-to-play

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Apex Legends


Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): EA
Developer(s): Respawn Entertainment
Genres: First-person Shooter
Themes: Science-Fiction
Release Date: 2019-02-04

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