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.'
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