According to esports journalist Rod Breslau, a surprise Titanfall-universe title called “Apex Legends” is being released on Monday for PC, Xbox, and PS4. It’ll be free to play, but strangely, Titan mech suits will not be featured. “’It plays like Titanfall mixed with Overwatch and Blackout from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,’ they told me at the time—and from what we’ve heard, publisher EA held an event for streamers and YouTubers this week to show off the game, which is likely how the news leaked.” I heard from a Respawn source that Titanfall 3 was well into development and that the studio had been looking to release it by the end of 2018. The rationale, that source said, was that the game’s underlying technology was starting to feel dated and that Titanfall 3 might not feel or look as good if it came out too much later. Perhaps the studio decided to switch engines for Titanfall 3, releasing Apex Legends (which is also reportedly on Source) as a stopgap as it pushed back the release of a proper third Titanfall game.