EA to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn

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The big news of the day for Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is certainly that they are being acquired by EA. It may also end up shelling out a further $140 million before 2022 if Respawn hits certain targets and milestones.

Electronic Arts is purchasing Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment.

Accompanying this news is the revelation that Respawn seems to already be at work on three different projects for EA.

Electronic Arts (EA -2%) has a deal to acquire Respawn Entertainment, the studio that created the Titanfall franchise. The deal will cost EA a massive $151 million in cash, and up to $164 million in stock.

Titanfall 2 was a brilliant game, and EA obviously thinks so too. The two companies have worked together extensively in the past, as Electronic Arts published both Titanfall titles, and Respawn are now working on a Star Wars title.

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"Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world", EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in a statement.

"We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio", Zampella told Venturebeat. "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".

In a letter posted to the Respawn website, Zampella was a bit more candid about the acquisition. The question was, where we are in the industry, how do we take the next step in making bigger, better games.

Respawn will join EA's Worldwide Studios organization, a global creative collective of leading game development studios bringing to life an unmatched portfolio of top games and services across all major platforms. The studio's first two Titanfall games were published by EA.

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