EA Buying Titanfall Dev for Over $400 Million USD

EA Buying Titanfall Dev for Over $400 Million USD

Publisher EA has bought Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. Prior to this, the LA-based studio had been independent.

Sources close to the acquisition shared documents with Kotaku, which revealed that EA paid over $400 million USD. According to other documentation from the same source, EA also fought off bids from Korean company Nexon, who are currently publishing the Titanfall mobile game.

EA had 30 days to match Nexon’s offer, which they did.

Some other interesting details surfaced from the documents. Respawn will receive bonuses tied to Metacritic scores, for both its upcoming Star Wars game, and the unannounced Titanfall 3.

This news comes just weeks after EA shuttered Visceral Games.

Respawn Entertainment was formed in 2010 by ex-Call of Duty designers Jason Ward and Vince Zampella. Titanfall released in 2014 for Xbox One and PC. It’s sequel – Titanfall 2 – released in 2016 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.



 

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Comments Comments (7)

 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 12:01 PM
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R.i.p
F to pay respects.
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 12:03 PM
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Considering Respawn are working on a Star Wars title, I figured this was bound to happen.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 12:29 PM
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10 November 2017, 12:03 PM Reply to LukeB
Considering Respawn are working on a Star Wars title, I figured this was bound to happen.
Now the wait for the cancellation :P

Cynical? Yes but unfounded?......
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:04 PM
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Everything will turn out sh*t, loaded with microtransactions, and Respawn will be shut down in 5 years.
Did West and Zampella not learn anything from the Infinity Ward venture? Clearly these guys just in it for the cash grab. Wait for them to leave and start another Dev company and do it all over again.
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:31 PM
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10 November 2017, 01:04 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Everything will turn out sh*t, loaded with microtransactions, and Respawn will be shut down in 5 years.
Did West and Zampella not learn anything from the Infinity Ward venture? Clearly these guys just in it for the cash grab. Wait for them to leave and start another Dev company and do it all over again.
Ding ding ding ding! Correct answer!
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:48 PM
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So it would've been bad no matter which one of the two got the game, they both suck and riddle their games with microtransactions, the only difference is less people know about nexon
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:56 PM
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10 November 2017, 01:04 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Everything will turn out sh*t, loaded with microtransactions, and Respawn will be shut down in 5 years.
Did West and Zampella not learn anything from the Infinity Ward venture? Clearly these guys just in it for the cash grab. Wait for them to leave and start another Dev company and do it all over again.
Yeah I swear that this was the exact reason they formed Respawn in the first place...