EA To Purchase Respawn For $455M
EA purchases Titanfall developer, Respawn.
EA said in a press release that the deal is worth $455 million, a number that includes cash, equity, and performance milestone payments. This news comes after EA managed to outbid the Titanfall mobile game publisher, Nexon.
Respawn was founded in 2010 by former Call of Duty designers Jason West and Vince Zampella. When the first Titanfall was announced fans of the FPS genre were excited to have something a little bit different than everything else during that time – and this was it. A title which linked both NPC players and real-player together in short, fast-paced matches were exactly what gamers were looking for (not to mention the giant friggin’ mechs which you call down after reaching a certain amount of points.) Titanfall 2 released last year but unfortunately didn’t perform as well as the studio had hoped, this is likely due to its release window coinciding with both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1. Nevertheless, the title has pushed on keeping its player base through continuous free updates.
Titanfall 2 is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.