Cheer up Titanfall fans - it's not all gloom and doom. Despite Respawn producer Drew McCoy telling Eurogamer Titanfall 3 was not currently in development, this isn't the end for the Titanfall franchise, as a new game is set to release by the end of 2019.
Just what this will be, however, remains something of a mystery.
The news was initially teased by Respawn CEO Vince Zampella, who last night dropped the "T word" on Twitter to promise more Titanfall content this year. It's worth noting his phrasing here, which hints this will be another "experiment" in the Titanfall universe.
While EA continues to fight Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fires ahead of launch this Friday, there are others who sniff an opportunity. In this case it's rival mega-publisher Activision Blizzard, whose StarCraft 2 Twitter account had a pop at Battlefront 2 overnight.
Titanfall 2 has been added to the vault of both EA and Origin Access, offering subscribers unlimited access to Respawn's acclaimed mech shooter.
Titanfall 2's four-player co-op horde mode, Frontier Defense, will be added 25th July as a free update on all platforms.
Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 will join the EA Access vault later this month, the publisher has announced.
Titanfall 2 players are still getting regular drops of free content. The game's sixth DLC addition, The War Games, adds a couple of extra maps and drops next week.
The brilliant Titanfall 2 is free to try to this week on all platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Titanfall 2's latest batch of DLC, Monarch's Reign, will launch on 30th May for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Titanfall 2's latest free expansion, A Glitch in the Frontier, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 25th April.
Despite lackluster launch sales, EA hasn't thrown in the towel yet for Titanfall 2. Developer Respawn revealed its DLC plans for the highly acclaimed shooter between now and the end of June and there's a healthy stock of free content coming.
Titanfall 2 has had its next big DLC drop detailed, with a reimagined version of the original Titanfall's Colony map coming to Respawn's shooter on March 30th. Oh, and it's completely free.
Esteemed first-person shooter Titanfall 2 is getting a new mode and some new maps as part of its next free update.
Back in September Titanfall developer Respawn announced the card combat spin-off Titanfall: Frontline, but alas, that game has just been cancelled.
"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," developer Particle City state on the game's Facebook page.
That said, the studio founded by Respawn boss Vince Zampella plans to give another crack at making a Titanfall mobile title. "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," the developer said.
EA recently said that it was committed to the Titanfall franchise, despite Respawn's sequel flopping at launch, but this brand expansion may not be what some of us had in mind as the publisher recently revealed the Asia specific Titanfall Online.
Titanfall 2's multiplayer modes will be available to all as part of a free trial this weekend.
Titanfall 2's first free DLC add-on will arrive next week with Angel City's Most Wanted. Those who pre-ordered the game will gain access to the add-on 30th November, while everyone else will have to wait until 3rd December.
UPDATE 23/11/16 9.40am: It's live. HMV's ridiculous £19.99 price for Titanfall 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is available now, although stock has been reported as limited.
Despite EA's assurance it would stick by the franchise, Titanfall developer Respawn doesn't yet know if it will make another game.
Titanfall 2 launched last week to sparkling reviews but decidedly underwhelming sales (despite launching on PS4 as well as PC and Xbox One, it couldn't match the PC and Xbox One launch of its predecessor).
Titanfall 2 launch sales failed to match up to those of its predecessor in the UK.
Chart-Track, which tracks physical sales only, said Titanfall 2 didn't match the launch sales of the original game.
Titanfall came out on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, although its physical sales on PC were negligible. Titanfall 2 launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and again, physical sales were negligible.
Green Man Gaming users are have complained about receiving broken Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 keys.
Titanfall 2 is going the Overwatch route of ensuring all of its post-release maps and modes are free. Buy the game once and you'll get all the notable content from this point forth. There won't even be a season pass, bucking the trend of many a modern shooter.
Clear space on your hard drive. Uninstall everything unessential. Titanfall 2's day one patch has been announced as a whopping 88 megabytes.
In a slightly surprising state of affairs, Titanfall 2 will not require you to spend an hour downloading extras before you play. It's all (except for that 88MB) on disc.
UPDATE 3.20pm: You won't have to eat at a US burger restaurant or buy Mountain Dew to access Titanfall 2's one-versus-one mode.
Warcraft has one. Runescape has one. Elder Scrolls. The Witcher. Even Plants vs. Zombies.
Titanfall 2's tech test went live for the first time over the weekend, and the feedback hasn't been great. "Pilots... This isn't looking good," goes one post on the game's Reddit page, dramatically titled 'Titanfall 2 Feels Like a Game Designed by People Who Hated the Original. "I think it's pretty certain that Titanfall just "shit the bed" as a franchise."
UPDATE 16/08/2016 4.58pm: The Titanfall 2 open beta begins this Friday, 19th August, and runs through 21st August.
A second open beta will kick off the following weekend from 26th-28th August.
The modes that will be available this weekend include Bounty Hunt and Pilots vs. Pilots.
UPDATE 13TH JUNE: PC Gamer has been told by Titanfall 2 developer Respawn that, "All the modes and maps coming to Titanfall 2 after release will all be free.
"One of our lessons is we're not gonna sell maps anymore," lead programmer Jon Shiring told the website at E3.
Meanwhile, we tried Titanfall 2 multiplayer at E3 and thought it was spiffing. Our video below.
Titanfall 2 has added a grappling hook, according to a new leak.
Artwork and gameplay details for Respawn's sci-fi shooter sequel were posted anonymously on Reddit last night.
Grappling hooks will apparently have multiple uses, such as "getting into your Titan, aiding free-running, or tactical plays such as pulling enemies while they're midair".
Xbox Live Gold subscribers get free entry to EA Access from 12th-22nd June.
In last night's EA financial splurge we learned that Titanfall 2 will release alongside Battlefield 1 this autumn. Both have very different settings but both are shooters with a emphasis on multiplayer.
Titanfall is is slated for a Q4 release, publisher EA has confirmed.
This approximate release window was officially revealed in an earnings report, where it noted that Respawn's recently announced sequel will arrive in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which is actually the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016.
This falls in line with a previously leaked release window teased in a piece of marketing material for McFarlane Toy's Titanfall line-up. But that only said "winter" and that it would be "in conjunction" with the game's release, so it could have meant the game wouldn't follow until early 2017.
Titanfall developer Respawn is making a third-person Star Wars game.
Titanfall 2 has been officially revealed and it will contain the series' titular giant mechs... only now equipped with swords.
Developer Respawn released the following teaser trailer noting that a full reveal will follow on 12th June at EA Play, the publisher's pre-E3 event.
We've known for some time that Respawn would be making a Titanfall sequel and that it will feature a single-player campaign, unlike the first game. Lead writer Jesse Stern (NCIS, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) previously said this follow-up would include "a lot of [scenes] where science meets magic, but keeping it grounded and dirty and human and real".
Figurine manufacturer McFarlane Toys announced a series of Titanfall action figures due this winter that "will be released in conjunction with the highly anticipated launch of Titanfall 2".
Titanfall's multi-platform sequel will include a single-player story campaign, where the original Titanfall did not.
EA has confirmed that a new Titanfall game and Mass Effect: Andromeda are slated to launch before 31st March 2017.
Respawn has announced a new Titanfall game for smartphones.
The mech shooter franchise will be reborn on iOS and Android devices next year in collaboration with free-to-play game company Nexon (thanks, Gamasutra).
Mobile developer Particle City - a studio co-founded by Respawn boss Vince Zampella - will develop the new game.
Titanfall's sequel will be on multiple platforms, developer Respawn has confirmed.
"We're working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we're working on that," Respawn CEO Vince Zampella told IGN. "It'll be multiplatform."
This shouldn't come as a surprise as EA suggested this may be the case as early as 2013.