EA Buys Respawn Entertainment, Creators of Titanfall 2

EA Buys Respawn Entertainment, Creators of Titanfall 2

EA Buys Respawn Entertainment, Creators of Titanfall 2

EA has announced it will buy Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. There are additional incentives in the deal that could be realized through performance milestones, capped at $140 million, and the deal is expected to close around the end of the year.

EA stated that Respawn has "multiple projects now in development", including the already announced Star Wars game, and "a new title in the Titanfall franchise".

"We've seen firsthand the world-class caliber of Respawn as a development studio with incredible vision, deep talent and an inspiring creative mindset", EA Chief Executive Andrew Wilson said in the news release. In a recent press release, EA Games states that it has reached an agreement to acquire the studio.

Respawn will also receive bonuses tied to Metacritic scores for both its upcoming Star Wars game and the unannounced Titanfall 3, according to that documentation. Titanfall 2 was tremendously received previous year despite poor sales which are widely pinned on the timing of the launch.

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"We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio", Zampella told Venturebeat. "My message is we are still Respawn and we are going to make things better". We've been talking closely with the leadership at EA and we share their values and vision for the future of being a developer-focused company that puts the players first. Respawn and EA launched Titanfall 2 in late 2016, with a new single-player campaign and expanded multiplayer gameplay, resulting in one of the year's top-rated shooters.

In a letter posted to the Respawn website, Zampella was a bit more candid about the acquisition. The studio's first two Titanfall games were published by EA.

Respawn will join EA's Worldwide Studios organization, a global creative collective of leading game development studios bringing to life an unmatched portfolio of top games and services across all major platforms.

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