Update: The accredited industry insider, Jeff Grubb speaks out about the rumor. He has affirmed that the Titanfall 3 in German GameStop retail stores are allegedly real. However, Titanfall 3 metamorphosed into Apex Legends during development and that is what those placeholders refer towards.
Me: "I don't know, but I think Nintendo might do thi–"
Headlines: "INSIDER LEAKS NINTENDO RELEASE SCHEDULE"
Me: "I'm begging you to hear me. Apex Legends was Titanfall 3 and there is no real Titanfall 3 in the works"
Headlines: "TITANFALL 3 FOR SALE IN SECRET GERMAN BROTHELS!"
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) May 9, 2022
Titanfall series has established itself as a prominent FPS shooter in the gaming industry. Titanfall games intertwine mechs with the high-octane fast-paced action in the usual FPS fashion to deliver an innovative experience. The series is very beloved by its passionate players, and their achievements have been witnessed time and time again. The loyal community has unified together several times to protect itself from hostile threats, like cyberpunks, and has kept the Titanfall 2 servers up and running through diminishing odds.
The chances of Titanfall 3 happening are pretty bleak; Respawn Entertainment has cited in the past that they are not interested in another installment in the Titanfall series. Moreover, Respawn Entertainment has its hands full with multiple Star Wars projects. However, not all hope is lost for Titanfall fans; the recent rumor is a ray of hope for this FPS’ future. There have been multiple sightings of Titanfall 3 available for pre-order across GameStop retail stores in Germany. Many players have allegedly spotted the game available for pre-order across certain outlets.
In a recent post in r/titanfall on Reddit, u/Va0Ce posted a picture of what appears to be Titanfall 3 available for pre-order at a GameStop retail store in Germany. Players have split into different sides of the spectrum, stating other possibilities regarding the phenomenon. However, the user has commented further on the situation, citing, “The employee told me it would probably release around fall, but on the box, it said “no release date announced,” so IDK. I’m still not 100% sure if I just wasn’t scammed out of a 10€ down payment, but if others saw it too, there must be something??”
The text above the Titanfall 3 packaging, “Jetzt vorbestellen,” translates to “Pre-order now.” In the image, we can see multiple games that can be pre-ordered, all of them being confirmed for release in the future. It is quite weird that Titanfall 3 is available to be pre-ordered, but this could be a rare mistake. Some players have speculated that this could be a tactic to grab money by GameStop in Germany, which is also unlikely because it would affect the enterprise entirely. Others have speculated that the user forged the post for attention, but similar sightings have been reported in the past, making this post unlikely to be fake either.
This isn’t the first time that GameStop retail stores in Germany have leaked something way before any announcement or release either. In January 2017, an employee revealed the release line-up for the Nintendo Switch and posted it on Reddit. Recently, in June 2020, Overwatch 2 began appearing for pre-orders on the GameStop website in Germany, which revealed the platforms that the game would be available, long before its announcement by Blizzard Entertainment.
Multiple people have claimed to witness Titanfall 3 available for pre-order at GameStop retail store in Germany. One similar post in r/titanfall on Reddit by u/MisterShadow001 about two weeks ago went unnoticed for the most part, but it also discussed the same situation alongside the evidence. Around six months ago, another post discussed the same sighting, although it was without any evidence. This post specifically states that the game ought to be out in the last quarter of 2022, according to one of the employees, which is highly far-fetched.
All in all, we suggest taking this with a massive grain of salt. There is no concrete or official evidence that indicates that Titanfall 3 is even in development. Although Titanfall 3 is mentioned in the popular NVIDIA GeForce Now leak, which has been authentic for the most part, we’ve learned that not every title revealed will be confirmed, however. The most feasible outcome appears to be a mistake on GameStop’s part in Germany.
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