Whether you recall hearing about it or not, Respawn’s mobile game Titanfall Frontline has been canceled. The game was still in development and some select players were involved in its closed beta testing. However, the studio didn’t feel like it was up to scratch and didn’t identify with the game series as much as they would have liked.
Titanfall Frontline is, or was a mobile card game in the vein Hearthstone. Unlike traditional card games, Frontline would have been played in real-time, with players collecting and placeing Pilot, Titan, and burn cards to damage and defeat their opponent. Pilot and Titan cards can combine to perform extra damage.
“It is our goal to create the best Titanfall mobile games that showcase the fast-paced action, mobility and, of course, the power of Titans in this iconic series. We’ve learned an incredible amount in the beta test of Titanfall: Frontline, but in the end felt the experience wasn’t ready to deliver the intense action-packed gameplay synonymous with Titanfall.
While it’s never easy to cancel a game, we’re excited to take some of the concepts we saw resonate with players and build off of them in future Titanfall mobile games. Titanfall: Frontline’s closed beta will be winding down in the next few days, and servers will go offline on January 20, 2017.”