On Thursday morning,Titanfallwas trending on Twitter in the U.S.—not because anything remotelyTitanfallrelated actually happened, but becauseFortnite’snew season added mechs.
It’s a hard comparison to resist, now thatTitanfalldeveloper Respawn Entertainment is running its own battle royale game inApex Legends—a game that feels an awful lot likeTitanfall 2, just without the series’ signature mechs. To see them adapted in the cartoon wonderland ofFortnite—albeit in a stranger version requiring two players to pilot—must feel like salt in a never-closing wound. PoorTitanfall. Forever beloved by fans and forever spurned by the free market.
If you were to look at the #Titanfall hashtag on Twitter, you’d just see a steady stream of broken hearts:
Over on theTitanfallsubreddit, fans are responding with memes hopeful thatFortnite’s move will inspire Respawn to take action.
Or mad thatFortnitehas once again come for another game’s lunch.
This is what it feels like to be a fan of The Roots in a Jimmy Fallon world—the best damn band is playing every night, but you’ve got to sit through a bunch of YouTube gags first.
It’s rough to watch the world move on without you.Titanfall…we miss you.