Titanfall 2 was a great multiplayer game. It was sent out to die in a busy release window and failed to gain a whole lot of traction despite it's great mobility and generally refreshing new ideas in a crowded market of point and click shooters. With Apex Legends it seems like Respawn have finally found that commercial-success gold. People know about their game, people are playing their game and people are very positive about it. This is great news for Respawn and a much needed win after they splintered off from Call of Duty and struck out on their own in search of something new.
With the success of Apex comes the question whether the necessity to continuously update their new Battle Royale shooter is standing in the way of developing Titanfall 3 that at least some fans are waiting for? Is there even a large enough audience to support the notion of continuing the franchise in that direction? Personally I'm not a big battle royale type of person. There is too much downtime and I not only enjoyed the classic Team Deathmatch format of Titanfall 2, but also it's many mobility options that are absent from Apex, making it largely another left-trigger-right-trigger affair with a sprinkling of hero-class abilities. There are people like myself that would love to see another Titanfall game with a great multiplayer component, but, how commercially viable is that? Is it actually the Titanfall name that is holding Apex back from fully being a thing of it's own? The connection between the two properties is surface level at best, although they do share the same weapons. Is Apex actually saddled with unnecessary baggage?
As much as I would love to see another Titanfall, I can't deny that from a purely business perspective it doesn't make much sense. One can dream though.