Titanfall Mobile Game Dies Before It Truly Lived

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Remember the mobile collectible card game Titanfall spin-off we told you about back in September? Well, forget it. It’s dead. Titanfall: Frontline is cancelled, it’s closed beta shutting down next week. Why? Seems like it just didn’t have that Titanfall zest.

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Or at least that’s what it sounds like what is being said in the message on the Frontline Facebook page. Somehow Nexon and developer Particle City were having trouble communicating the action-packed feel of Titanfall in a mobile card strategy joint. It happens.

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It is our goal to create the best Titanfall mobile games that showcase the fast-paced action, mobility and, of course, the power of Titans in this iconic series. We’ve learned an incredible amount in the beta test of Titanfall: Frontline, but in the end felt the experience wasn’t ready to deliver the intense action-packed gameplay synonymous with Titanfall. While it’s never easy to cancel a game, we’re excited to take some of the concepts we saw resonate with players and build off of them in future Titanfall mobile games. Titanfall: Frontline’s closed beta will be winding down in the next few days, and servers will go offline on January 20, 2017.

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Despite the failure of Titanfall: Frontline, the multi-year partnership between Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, publisher Nexon and mobile developer Particle City (co-founded by Respawn’s own Vince Zampella) remains intact, so expect more stabs at mobile Titanfall in the future.

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Titanfall is having a hard time becoming a thing. Will we see a Titanfall 3 or do they try something else?