EA Acquires Respawn Entertainment, New Titanfall Game In Development

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Respawn Entertainment was formed in 2010 by two of the creators of Call Of Duty, who left Activision under acrimonious circumstances and created the Titanfall series as a direct competitor to Call Of Duty.

Respawn Entertainment, the video game company behind the "Titanfall" franchise, has been acquired by Electronic Arts Inc.in a deal valued at up to $455 million. According to Respawn CEO Vince Zampella, the move to EA wasn't done out of necessity. 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.

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Respawn and EA have multiple projects now in development, including a new Titanfall title, a game in the Star Wars universe, and a VR gaming experience.

We've seen firsthand the world-class caliber of Respawn as a development studio with incredible vision, deep talent and an inspiring creative mindset... 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 awesome things in the future. It had stiff competition from EA's own Battlefield 1, as well, which released just a week earlier. In an open letter on the Respawn blog, Zambella informed everyone that game development won't be hindered by the acquisition and no layoffs are slated.

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Zampella also said that he will continue to run things at Respawn and will be a part of the studio leadership team at EA. The news was met with some understandable concern, as many are still confused over the recent closure of Visceral Studios and recent cancellation of their linear story-based Star Wars game. "The acquisition is expected to be neutral to EA's net income in fiscal years 2018 and 2019". For the full press release, hit the source link below.

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