Big spender EA just snapped up the Titanfall studio Respawn

Big spender EA just snapped up the Titanfall studio Respawn

They then went on to create Respawn Entertainment together, and the series Titanfall: published by Electronic Arts (EA), it took numerous design choices of a modern Call of Duty game, and added some flair in the form of giant robots.

Alongside news of the acquisition, EA also revealed that a new Titanfall game is now in development at Respawn, as is a an untitled Star Wars game and a virtual reality game.

"Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world". As such, EA is getting premier development talent and two potentially huge franchises (Titanfall already has a lot of brand equity built) - thus making the deal a possible bargain for them.

Titanfall was an enormous success for the studio, having sold upwards of four million copies on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One; an impressive feat considering that it was the first title for the new studio as well as one of the first major titles for Microsoft's new video game console. EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise that we can tap into to that will help us make better games, and Respawn will retain the same creative freedom and culture we've always had. Respawn has a good pedigree too, it was founded by Call Of Duty veterans Jason West and Vince Zampella. News of the Respawn Star Wars video game comes on the heels of a recent announcement by EA that it had canceled an in-development high-profile game from its Visceral studios.

Zampella says he will continue to run things at Respawn and will become a part of the leadership team at EA.

Thursday's deal does not break down exactly how that arrangement would change, but presumably, the acquisition includes rights to Respawn's IP and other creations.

EA's decision to buy Respawn reportedly came after competing with South Korean publisher Nexon - which published a mobile Titanfall game - had approached the developer with an offer.



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