Titanfall 2 Surges in Popularity Again Thanks to 90% Sale

Titanfall 2 has once again seen a huge surge in popularity thanks to the game having a massive 90% discount on Steam, now only costing £2.49 / $2.99 for the Ultimate Edition.

According to SteamDB, Titanfall 2 currently stands at 18,000 concurrent players at the time of writing, which is more than the top four Battlefield games combined (thanks DANNYonPC).

Titanfall 2 was released in 2016, but despite receiving “generally favorable” reviews from critics and being praised by the industry for its single-player, the game struggled commercially. The game was released between the two biggest first-person shooters of the year, Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. In January 2017, financial firm Morgan Stanley estimated that the game had sold 4 million units.

Titanfall 2’s sales likely resulted in Respawn Entertainment canceling Titanfall 3 less than a year into development. Mohammad Alavi, an ex-developer at Respawn Entertainment has claimed that Titanfall 3 was in development for ten months before being canceled.

On the subject of Titanfall 3, Alazi said, “You want to hear a crazy cut story? Titanfall 3… Titanfall 2, y’know, came out, did what it did, and we were like, “Okay, we’re gonna make Titanfall 3,” and we worked on Titanfall 3 for… ten months, right? In earnest, right? I mean, we had, like, new tech for it, we had multiple missions going, we had a first playable, which was like, on par to be just as good if not better than whatever we had before, right? But I’ll make this clear—incrementally better, it wasn’t revolutionary. And that’s the kicker, right? And we were, like, feeling pretty decent about it, but not the same feeling as Titanfall 2 where we were making something revolutionary, y’know what I mean? And then the multiplayer team was having a hell of a time trying to fix the multiplayer because a lot of people love the multiplayer.”

Whether you’ve played Titanfall 2 or not, the current 90% off deal to pick up the game for a few dollars on Steam is a steal for the campaign alone in our opinion, so we definitely recommend picking it up if you can.

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