ibusinesslines.com February 21, 2018

Electronic Arts is Purchasing Titanfall Developer Respawn Entertainment

10 November 2017, 01:23 | Jodi Jackson

New Titanfall Game Coming from Respawn

EA to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn

The second entry in the futuristic first-person shooter series, Titanfall 2, came out last fall for multiple platforms but didn't quite make sales waves, perhaps because EA released it smack in the middle of Call of Duty and the publisher's other big shooter, Battlefield. He revealed that the deal is worth up to $455 million dollars if Respawn is able to hit incentive goals.

The big news of the day for Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is certainly that they are being acquired by EA.

This deal will apparently cost EA up to $315 million in cash and stock, plus a possible bonus of $140 million.

Electronic Arts says it plans to acquire Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the Titanfall franchise.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that the Titanfall franchise embodies the publisher's goal of delivering "extraordinary and innovative new experiences", and that "with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more unbelievable things in the future".

Respawn CEO Vince Zameplla told GamesBeat in an interview, "We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio". 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. Will the their Star Wars game possess the same fun and frantic single player campaign that they pulled off with Titanfall 2? "This is a great next step for Respawn, EA, and our players".

Zampella has also stated there will be no layoffs or major organisational changes as part of the merger. There's no word yet on when we should expect to see Titanfall 3, but given EA's output it seems inevitable that we'll be looking at swifter turnarounds for the series from this point on.

Other News

Trending Now

Intrauterine device use linked to 30% lower risk of cervical cancer
This was a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies looking at the use of an IUD and the incidence of cervical cancer. An IUD is a safe and effective form of contraception, but using one offers no guarantee against cervical cancer .

Cam Newton Offers Hilarious Theory On Tom Brady's Remarkable Longevity
When you are betting on this Sunday Night Football game, take the New England Patriots -8 over the Denver Broncos . I think we'll have an opportunity to do that this year and hopefully we can get that same kind of thing going.

Boston catching prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer
Daniel was an impressive young man with limitless potential, and his life was cut far too short. The Red Sox signed Flores to a $3.1 million minor league deal in July.

Apple just pushed an iOS update to fix that "I" autocorrect bug
Developers in the US reportedly saw the the Apple Pay Cash option appear in the Messages app on the iOS 11 .2 beta this week. As TechCrunch notes, users will need to use two-factor authentication with the Apple ID used with Apple Pay Cash .

Hulu Comes to The Nintendo Switch
It does, however, set a good precedent for other more-worldwide services such as Netflix to come to the console soon. The Hulu app will be available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop starting at noon EST today.

Items May Be Cheaper After GST Council Meet Tomorrow: 10 Points
The Council will also deliberate to bring the real estate sector under GST for fixing standard rates in the entire country. It had proposed a uniform tax rate of 12 per cent.

70% of CBD Products Mislabeled
He hopes this and future studies will call attention to the impact of inconsistent cannabis product labelling. Selling these oils without oversight, there is no way to know what is actually in the bottle.