Zampella states that the team will stay working on the Titanfall IP, and also highlights that development of their Star Wars game is going well. The deal is apparently set for $315 million in cash and stock with a potential bonus of $140 million. The question was, where we are in the industry, how do we take the next step in making bigger, better games.
EA stated that Respawn has "multiple projects now in development", including the already announced Star Wars game, and "a new title in the Titanfall franchise".
The independent developer of Titanfall and Titanfall 2 is independent no longer - EA has purchased the studio, its CEO Vince Zampella today confirmed. "Together, we've brought this to life in the Titanfall franchise, and now with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more incredible things in the future". According to some reports, the EA published Titanfall 2 suffered due to releasing a week after the EA published Battlefield 1. "We felt that now was the time to join an industry leader that brings the resources and support we need for long term success, while still keeping our culture and creative freedom".
Accompanying this news is the revelation that Respawn seems to already be at work on three different projects for EA. Titanfall 2 was tremendously received previous year despite poor sales which are widely pinned on the timing of the launch.
Electronic Arts Inc. announced Thursday that it will acquire Respawn Entertainment, a videogame studio known for the "Titanfall" series of games.
Zampella reassured fans that Respawn is still Respawn, and this doesn't change the future of Titanfall. EA Play is usually full of big announcements, so something could be out as early as Summer 2018.
Whatever it is, we'll likely hear more about it soon with EA taking charge of Respawn.