EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment

Electronic Arts buys Respawn for more than $400 million, new Titanfall in the works

Earlier today, it was revealed that EA picked up Respawn Entertainment - developer of the Titanfall series, formed by ex-Call of Duty creators - for over $400 million Dollars.

In addition to the afore-mentioned $151 million in cash up front, EA has agreed to pay "up to $164 million in long-term equity in the form of restricted stock units to employees, which will vest over four years", as well as more cash (up to a maximum of $140 million) based on "achievement of certain performance milestones, relating to the development of future titles" through 2022.

As well as announcing the acquisition, EA also revealed that they had Respawn working on three new games, one being a (deserved) Titanfall sequel.

Do you think Respawn and their image of the franchise will change much, now that they're in the EA family?

"We started Respawn with the goal to create a studio with some of the best talent in the industry, and to be a top developer of innovative games".

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EA has confirmed that they have acquired Respawn Entertainment, along with their Titanfall IP.

Respawn Entertainment was founded after Zampella and Jason West left Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward under murky circumstances. 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. "While it wasn't necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense", he wrote.

"EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise in areas that Respawn values for future growth".

Zampella says he will continue to run things at Respawn and will become a part of the leadership team at EA. EA recently shuttered Dead Space developer Visceral Games (formerly known as EA Redwood Shores) and is now in the process of reworking the game from being an action-adventure single-player title to something akin to DICE's Battlefront series, with a potential multiplayer component and microtransactions to profit from. (EA) Play event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

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