EA Gobbles up Respawn

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A moment of silence for those we’ve lost: Titanfall developer Respawn is being bought by gaming mega corporation Electronic Arts, the latest in a long line of studios consumed by EA including Bullfrog, Origin, Westwood, and Pandemic. A press release from EA states that the deal is worth about $315 million with “additional variable cash consideration contingent upon achievement of certain performance milestones” through the end of 2022, which may add up to $140 million on top.

Respawn Entertainment was co-founded by Infinity Ward veterans Vince Zampello and Jason West after their departure from Activision. The company has released two games in their seven-year existence, both of them being Titanfall. Despite positive critical response, Titanfall 2 fell short of projections (probably because it was released right around the same time as Call of Duty and Battlefield, go figure) and the series appeared to have an uncertain future. However, EA’s…

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