Game Publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts, popularly known as EA, is buying Respawn, the developer for robot mech popular game, Titanfall, for an amount of around $455Million according to VentureBeat. This news comes just a few weeks after EA shut down their studio Visceral Games.
According to Kotaku, Respawn and EA have been discussing this transaction on a low key basis. There are documents that source that EA outbid South Korean company publisher, Nexon, which published the mobile game of Titanfall. There is a price EA was given as an offer to beat and they managed to match that offer.
All the way from Call Of Duty, the former Infinity Ward heads, Jason West and Vince Zampella who were sadly fired and sued by their former employer, Activision, in 2010 shook the industry when they released Titanfall under the banner of the flagship studio, Respawn, that was their major industry comeback. Now under the banner of EA, they have almost limitless resources in their disposal. The studio was already working on the third installment of Titanfall and a specific unnamed Star Wars action game in addition to the Battlefront series that is already in the works.
According to Destructoid, Vince Zampella had this to say,”My message is we are still Respawn and we are going to make things better. It doesn’t change the future of Titanfall. Only positives come from it, like more resources.”