Respawn Entertainment had a Titanfall-related announcement today, but it's not the sequel announcement fans are all waiting for. The original Titanfall from 2014 is being pulled from all stores on PC (Steam, Origin, etc.) and the Xbox store today, closing the window for fresh players to join the classic shooter.
Thankfully, this decision will not affect current owners of the game and Respawn has said servers will be kept online for the fanbase still playing the game. Titanfall being a multiplayer-only game, that's an important point. EA Play and Xbox Game Pass subscribers have a little more time with Titanfall if they don’t buy it before. They have until March 1, 2022, before the game is pulled.
The studio didn't give a reason as to why this decision was made. The game has been suffering from DDOS attacks and hacking incidents for a long time now, which may have been a factor in the company making this move.
Titanfall was the first game to come out of Respawn Entertainment after being established under Electronic Arts. The studio spawned a highly rated sequel in 2016 and made the popular battle royale Apex Legends in 2019, which is set in the same universe.
The announcement did hint at Titanfall-returning in some form in the future, adding "rest assured, Titanfall is core to Respawn’s DNA and this incredible universe will continue today in Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends, and in the future."