Respawn Entertainment has a massive pedigree under its belt with titles such as Titanfall and the initial Call of Duties. So it makes sense that it will fit right in with other successful studios such as Bioware, Jade Raymond’s and DICE.
Like most acquisitions, there have been talks between EA and Respawn for months prior to the finalizing of the deal, but the announcement came last month when EA announced that Respawn will be one of the new studios to be added to their already strong lineup of developers working for them, with the terms of the deal having been previous disclosed.
The deal between EA and Respawn states that EA will pay $151 million in cash and $164 million in long-term equity, which will come in the form of restricted stock units to employees and will be vested over a period of four years.
From its humble beginnings in 2010 after its hostile separation from Infinity Ward in 2010, Respawn Entertainment has gone on to become one of the most revered and respected studios in the industry with the Titanfall franchise, whose third iteration is in development along with a Star Wars title and an unnamed VR project.
It will definitely be very interesting to see what Respawn are able to accomplish with Industry leader Electronic Arts supporting them. We just hope that the next iteration of the Titanfall game series is not riddled and marred with micro-transactions as it has been seen with quite a few of the recently released EA games.