It’s been a strange time for Titanfall fans lately. The original game could not be played for several months thanks to one series of hacking attacks by unknown perpetrators. As a result, some actually hacked Apex Legends, Respawns’ second FPS franchise, to convey their frustration. It is still unclear how long a Titanfall solution will take, but Respawns community coordinator Jason Garza says the studio has “one or two” employees working on the problem.
In a livestream video released on June 28, Garza shared his thoughts on why Respawn has not been more vocal about the Titanfall hacks, which remain a problem after Respawn patched Apex Legends back to full functionality.
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“You are not abandoned,” Garza replied. “It’s a game with a bang on the mole with us. The thing is, I do not want to say that we are working on it because, yes, we are working on it. You can only hear it so many times before it becomes useless. But we work on it, it’s just that we can not say what we do and stuff. Now there is another type of game with these people like DDoS, and blacklist. We cannot telegraph our movements. We can not say what we do. All I can say is that we are working on it. ”
“The thing is, we only have like one or two people on it because everyone else is on Apex,” Garza continued. “So do not feel bad. This is something we are working on. It’s just that these things take time. You can not just press a button and everything is solved magically. ”
It should come as no surprise that Respawn has to allocate most of its resources to Apex Legends at the expense of Titanfall. The Mech shooter is now seven years old, and her beloved sequel was recently hit 16,000 players on Steam after a sale and an event in the game where Apex Legends incorporated some Titanfall lore into the ongoing story.
TF Remnant Fleet, “the largest original Titanfall community”, carries the weight of common frustration. The group created SaveTitanfall.com to raise awareness of the hacking incidents, but the site unexpectedly put them at the crossroads of angry players who claimed responsibility for the attacks. A moderator for TF Remnant Fleet Discord claims that this is not true.
“I would like [to say to] The Apex Legends community, on behalf of TF Remnant Fleet and the Titanfall community, that we stand with you, “RedShield said in a statement to IGN earlier this month. We are not behind the recent attacks and have no control over them. , and it is something we know the pain very well. We sympathize with you and hope that things will soon be normal. At the very least, even if Titanfall is not resolved, we hope that Apex Legends can be, as I know it is a game that far more people protect as much as we protect our game. “
Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer / pilot for IGN.