Electronic Arts has announced that they’re set to acquire indie game development studio Respawn Entertainment, the creators of the two “Titanfall” video games which EA distributed, in a deal worth over $400 million.
The multi-player only first title scored a solid reaction, but its sequel with a major campaign element and expanded multiplayer nabbed rave reviews last year. Now they’re fulling throwing in with EA, the company which has seemingly declared they don’t care for single player gaming.
With EA’s greater focus on ‘games as a service,’ the Respawn team seem a good fit and are reportedly working on multiple projects at the moment including a new “Titanfall” title and a game set in the “Star Wars” universe.
Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts says in a statement: “We’ve seen firsthand the world-class caliber of Respawn as a development studio with incredible vision, deep talent and an inspiring creative mindset. Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world. 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 amazing things in the future.”
When we might see another “Titanfall” game on shelves isn’t clear at this point.