Developer Particle City has announced the cancellation of a planned mobile game based on the Titanfall franchise, even as its development had progressed to a closed beta on Android and iOS.
Announced back in September 2016, Particle City's Titanfall: Frontline was described as a free-to-play strategy card game for mobile devices, putting players in the role of Titanfall brigade commanders and pitting them against each other in head-to-head real-time battles. 'Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall,
' claimed chief executive of Respawn Vince Zampella, the developer of the Titanfall games which spawned the franchise, 'it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy.
Sadly, while Particle City was able to take the game through to a closed beta running through the tail end of last year, it has taken the feedback to mean a launch is entirely off the table. '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,
' the company explained in a Facebook post
announcing its plans.
'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 20th, 2017. We want to thank you for your support of Titanfall: Frontline.