Sunday, 19 November, 2017

EA Buys Titanfall Developer Respawn Entertainment And Announces New Game

EA Has Acquired Titanfall Dev Respawn Entertainment Shannon Grixti EA Has Acquired Titanfall Dev Respawn Entertainment Shannon Grixti
Garry Little | 12 November, 2017, 01:52

EA has announced that is plans to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment.

Respawn Entertainment's lineup isn't expected to change following EA's acquisition, but considering that EA Vancouver's Star Wars game is being retooled, EA may want Respawn's Star Wars title to progress quicker, while also having the studio continue work on Titanfall 3.

EA weren't the only publisher interested in Respawn: South Korean publisher Nexon, who published Lawbreakers earlier in the year and the Titanfall mobile game, were frontrunners before being matched by EA, who had a 30-day window to submit a bid. "Together, we've brought this to life in the Titanfall franchise, and now with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more wonderful things in the future".

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. At the time, Respawn co-founder Jason West praised how the deal was structured, telling Games Industry at the time, "the EA Partners deal really seemed like it would allow us the freedom and independence to do whatever we wanted". (EA) Play event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Saturday, June 10, 2017. 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. It's just splashed out and bought the development studio that created the game, Respawn. In a blog post concerning the deal on the Respawn website, Zampella says that the studio is joining EA to better compete in the future with access to more resources, new technologies, and more. "This is a great next step for Respawn, EA, and our players", Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said.

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