Something is going on with Respawn, although it’s still not confirmed officially what that is. Leaks have circulated throughout the weekend regarding a new game called Apex Legends; whatever it is, the developer will be sharing details during a stream at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT.
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella sent out a tweet during the Super Bowl that linked to a Twitch account called Play Apex. This account is scheduled to host a livestream on Monday. There is zero context to what the stream will be about, as neither Zampella’s tweet or the Twitch account reveal specific details.
Zampella’s message seems to reference the leaks, saying, “Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun. So, if you like Respawn, our games or even me, you should tune in tomorrow. Our stream starts at 8 AM PT and we’ll tell you everything about Apex Legends. Everything.”
Respawn is the developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, two popular first-person shooters that see players engage in large-scale battles as either agile Pilots or powerful Titans. Titanfall 2 is one of the most critically-acclaimed shooters in recent years–we gave it a 9/10 in our review and listed it as one of our top games in 2016–and fans of it have been clamoring for more since its release.
In Titanfall 2, unlike its predecessor, you can pick which faction you choose to fight for in multiplayer. One of those factions is the Apex Predators. The Apex Predators are also featured heavily in the game’s campaign, as the group of merciless guns for hire who serve as Titanfall 2’s primary antagonists. Seeing as Respawn is no longer making more post-launch content for Titanfall 2, it’s probable that the upcoming live stream is for something brand new. Even so, the Twitch channel’s name implies it still might relate back to the 2016 game.
We’ve known for a while that Respawn has been working on another Titanfall title. The developer has actually confirmed its working on three games right now–Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, some Titanfall-related game, and an unnamed VR title. During an EA quarterly earning call, the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson announced that at least two Respawn games would release in 2019. One of those has been confirmed to be Jedi Fallen Order, which is scheduled for release sometime before the 2019 holiday season, but we have no official word on what the other title(s) might be.