Apex Legends was going to add Titanfall’s Titans, but now it’s not

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Titans are simply too powerful.

Respawn has stopped considering the inclusion of Titanfall‘s Titans into its battle royale title Apex Legends.

The reason? Purely balance.

“We prototyped [the addition] for like nine months during development, and we couldn’t get it to work well,” Executive Producer, Drew McCoy, told GameInformer.

“Titans were created back in the day as a power item. As a sense of I am now a badass, don’t mess with me. That fantasy fulfillment is destroyed immediately in battle royale once you’ve balanced them to a point where they don’t ruin battle royale.

“We could never pull enough levers – how you get it, how strong it is, how fast it is, how big it is, what kind of weapons it has, when do you have it – all that kind of stuff. So I think for now, titans are just not a thing. We’re no longer considering it.”

Apex Legends is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. Season 2 details — including the new character of Wattson — were confirmed ahead of E3 2019.