Electronic Arts yesterday announced an agreement pertaining to the acquisition of the Titanfall developer.
Respawn's CEO, Vince Zampella, reassured fans that it's still business as usual and explained the decision in a blog post.
"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture. EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise that we can tap into that will help us make better games, and Respawn will retain the same creative freedom and culture we’ve always had. We’ve been talking closely with the leadership at EA and we share their values and vision for the future of being a developer-focused company that puts the players first.
"I will still be running things at Respawn and will also be a part of the studio leadership team at EA. There will be no layoffs or major organization changes within Respawn. All games currently in development are continuing as planned."
As for those games which are currently in development, an FAQ states that the Titanfall team are "continuing to work on the franchise" and development is "going well" on the upcoming Star Wars title.
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