EA acquires Respawn Entertainment, studio responsible for 'Titanfall'

EA acquires Respawn Entertainment, studio responsible for 'Titanfall'

One of the most respected studios in the gaming industry at the moment is Respawn Entertainment. Well, EA appears to want to rectify that mistake by officially bringing Respawn under its wing.

It was revealed that Respawn Entertainment is actually already working on a new Titanfall game, though details on it are scarce at this point.

With a move that nobody saw coming, EA announced that they had bought Respawn Entertainment on November 9th for a whopping $455 million. The additional consideration is limited to a maximum of $140 million.

"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", he added. There is now no word on when this new entry into the Titanfall franchise is set to release but it is good to know that this acquisition by EA has not now affected development of the new game. Visceral Games is the studio behind the current "Star Wars" game in development and other popular video games such as "Dead Space" and "Battlefield Hardline".

Historically, tying bonuses to Metacritic scores has not turned out so well for some development studios in the past.

What's probably most disheartening about the news is that Respawn didn't just have EA to choose from according to the Kotaku report; there was another offer from Nexon, the South Korean publisher known for producing free-to-play games and the publisher of the Titanfall mobile title. "We intend to deliver to our fans everything and more than we did in the past".

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.

"EA has been a great partner over the years with "Titanfall" and 'Titanfall 2, ' and we're excited to combine our strengths", Zampella said in a prepared statement.

Related Articles

  • Job search begins for former Island Air employees

    Job search begins for former Island Air employees

    Airlines such as Southwest Airlines, who just announced service to Hawaii, and Alaska Airlines could possibly fill the void. Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will honor Island Air tickets from Saturday through November 17.
    Saudi Arabia tightens security after Bahrain pipeline blast

    Saudi Arabia tightens security after Bahrain pipeline blast

    Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa visited the site where explosion occurred on Friday night. Bahrain relies on the Abu Safa field for much of its oil, pumped in via a 230,000-barrel-per-day pipeline.
    Mourinho wants Man United to prove how much they want him

    Mourinho wants Man United to prove how much they want him

    When I look at Manchester United , they're there around that area, but maybe the other teams can be stronger . His rift with management and the fans could see him make the switch to PSG at the end of the season .
  • Kansas City Chiefs player Roy Miller arrested in Florida for domestic battery

    Kansas City Chiefs player Roy Miller arrested in Florida for domestic battery

    The 6-foot-1, 320-pound lineman was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 out of the University of Texas. Miller, 30, was taken into custody on suspicion of domestic battery and booked into the Duval County Jail at 4:53 a.m.

    WWE Spoiler: Big Return On Next Week's Raw

    I'm betting she will be a babyface upon her return, since most fans will want to cheer her. She was suspended at that time for a Wellness Policy violation.
    Tunisia, Morocco pick Africa's last tickets to Russian Federation  2018 World Cup

    Tunisia, Morocco pick Africa's last tickets to Russian Federation 2018 World Cup

    Congo DR had created a scare earlier on, when they they led Guinea by 1-0, with an own goal by Ousmane Sidibe in the 62nd minute. Tunisia and Morocco have completed the roster of teams that would represent Africa at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.
  • John Aldridge: Why Shane Long has to start for Ireland against Denmark

    John Aldridge: Why Shane Long has to start for Ireland against Denmark

    Speaking ahead of Saturday's match, O'Neill said: "It is a great game for us, it is obviously the same for Denmark". This was even more hard because only the top side would go through automatically.
    Oklahoma State Clinches Win Over Iowa State WIth Controversial End Zone Interception

    Oklahoma State Clinches Win Over Iowa State WIth Controversial End Zone Interception

    With two home games left against Kansas State and Kansas, Oklahoma State is still very much alive in the league title race. On second-and-goal from the three yard line, Norland threw a fade into the end zone, and Oklahoma State cornerback A.J.
    Veterans Day to bring cool temps, clear skies

    Veterans Day to bring cool temps, clear skies

    There will be a 50-70 percent chance of scattered showers through the afternoon, picking up possibly an inch of rain. Skies will clear out, and we will see temps climb into a very comfortable low 60s.
  • Florida ripped for putting injured Malik Zaire back in game

    Florida ripped for putting injured Malik Zaire back in game

    THE STATS DON'T LIE: In South Carolina's three losses this season, the Gamecocks were held to under 60 yards on the ground. All that lucky person will need to do is show the following 30-second clip from UF's road game against SC .
    Shahid on working with Ranveer-Deepika in 'Padmavati'

    Shahid on working with Ranveer-Deepika in 'Padmavati'

    The first song of the movie, Ghoomar is also a lovely song to hear and is also doing well on the music charts. Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh seems to be stunned by Deepika Padukone aka Rani Padmini's beauty.
    Congress fell into own reservation trap: Nitin Patel

    Congress fell into own reservation trap: Nitin Patel

    According to a sources, the congress party will come out with the list of 70 candidates for the phase one of the election. Hardik Patel had many a time indicated that the Patidars will support the Congress but never officially announced it.