EA buys out Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment
EA has a new toy.
EA has signed a deal to purchase Repsawn Entertainment, the developer behind mech-based first-person shooter series 'Titanfall'.
The studio will continue to work on projects that were in development before the buy out, with EA already talking about future plans for the team.
According to EA, Respawn's focus is moving to "a new title in the Titanfall franchise, a game set in the Star Wars universe and a VR gaming experience” following the new deal.
The publisher spoke highly of Respawn's work, noting that the Titanfall games are some of the highest rated shooters of the past five years. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that the series will help EA deliver "extraordinary and innovative new experiences", going on to say that "with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more amazing things in the future".
Respawn co-founder and CEO Vince Zampella said the studio "felt that now was the time to join an industry leader that brings the resources and support we need for long term success, while still keeping our culture and creative freedom. EA has been a great partner over the years with Titanfall and Titanfall 2, and we’re excited to combine our strengths. This is a great next step for Respawn, EA, and our players."
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