Electronic Arts have bought Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment

EA Has Acquired Titanfall Dev Respawn Entertainment Shannon Grixti

EA revealed two new titles along with the annual iterations of the company's sports games, as well as unveiling the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Battlefront II" open-world multiplayer gameplay.

Electronic Arts is set to add another studio to its stable, with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment joining its ranks.

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. Now, Respawn Entertainment will be working more closely with EA, as they have been bought by the company.

In 2010, the president and CEO of Infinity Ward, Jason West and Vince Zampella left the company, which had previously made and started the Call of Duty series, left the company in circumstances that, to this day, are somewhat of a mystery.

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EA confirmed via a press release on Thursday that it had acquired the video game studio Respawn Entertainment. 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.

"EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise in areas that Respawn values for future growth". In a blog post, Respawn boss Vince Zampella said it wasn't necessary to join EA, but that it made a lot of sense, given that "EA has been a great development partner".

"I will still be running things at Respawn and will also be a part of the studio leadership team at EA". Those bonuses apply to games that will be developed until 2023. There will be no layoffs or major organization changes within Respawn. The upfront payment of $151 million will buy the studio itself while further payments are due of $164 million in long-term equity and $140 million in performance milestone payments, which effectively means they have to deliver on Metacritic. "This is a great next step for Respawn, EA, and our players".

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