Respawn Entertainment has officially announced that it’s working on a new game in the popular Star Wars franchise. That said, the publisher did not reveal exact name of the upcoming title. Apart from the Star Wars game, Respawn also announced that it’s working on the third installment in the Titanfall series, as well as a virtual reality gaming experience.
It’s worth noting the announcement comes shortly after news broke that Electronic Arts has acquired Respawn Entertainment in a deal valued at over $400 million. Respawn Entertainment is best known for its Titanfall franchise, which is published by EA.
“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,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts in a press release.
CEO of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella also stated that the move will bring neither any organizational changes nor any lay-offs. He also added that all Respawn games that are currently under development will go on as normal.
“EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise that we can tap into to that will help us make better games, and Respawn will retain the same creative freedom and culture we’ve always had,” said Zampella.
To recall, Respawn Entertainment was formed in 2010 by former Actvision employees Vince Zampella and Jason West. However, several disputes and allegations of contraction breaches forced them to quit Activision and form Respawn Entertainment. Along with the duo, several their team members also left with them to join their new company Respawn. Hopefully, Respawn won’t meet the same fate as other publishers that were purchased by Electronic Arts