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EA will buy Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment in half-billion dollar deal

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EA announced today that they will be purchasing Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment in a in a deal that could be worth close to half-a-billion dollars. EA partnered with Respawn to publish Titanfall, but the studio had remained independent until now.

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The deal will see EA pay $151 million up front, and up to $164 million in long-term stocks to Respawn employees, and dependant on certain performance milestones regarding upcoming titles in development, may pay up to an additional $140 million. That would make the deal potentially worth $455 million dollars. The deal is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.

As part of the announcement, Respawn confirmed they have three projects in varying states of production, including the previously announced Star Wars and VR games, alongside a new game in the Titanfall franchise.

“We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella tells GamesBeat, adding that talk of an acquisition had come up in the past. “The question was, where we are in the industry, how do we take the next step in making bigger, better games. We see the need for bigger resources to make bigger games.”

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8 Months ago

So thats why they shafted them with the tfall2 release date.

Get them a bit cheaper.

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8 Months ago

So now we know the next franchise to fall. I'm sure EA has a spot already picked out for Respawns grave.

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8 Months ago

So let's guess what next game will be full of lootboxes and microtransactions.

Jnx Avatar
8 Months ago

It's a shame Titanfall hasn't gotten the audience it deserves. Especially the second one. Campaign was amazing and the multiplayer great, even though I'd prefer a bit slower pace. Anyway I love the IP and I'd buy even an RTS from them. They have the lore and the looks to go even MMO-lite Destiny with it. Hope they don't get shut down.

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