EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment

Electronic Arts have bought Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment

The developer has already worked with EA on numerous occasions and, together with the new Titanfall game, is also now working on an unnamed third-person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.

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.

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

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The news by itself may seem odd, considering that EA shut down one of its other wholly owned studios, Visceral Games, only three weeks ago.

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. "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". EA has been a great partner over the years with Titanfall and Titanfall 2, and we're excited to combine our strengths. "We've been talking closely with the leadership at EA and we share their values and vision for the future of being a developer-focused company that puts the players first". Respawn announced its work on an additional, unnamed VR game at Oculus Connect 4 last month; the EA statement says that project will continue apace, as well.

The acquisition of Respawn could set EA back in excess of $400 million. A report from Kotaku sheds light on why EA made the move: as a response to another game publisher, Korea's Nexon, making a formal bid to buy Respawn outright.

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