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[VentureBeat] Electronic Arts to acquire Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment for as much as $455 Million

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Electronic Arts announced it will acquire Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment for $315 million in cash and stock, plus a possible bonus of $140 million. The deal could bring a new long-term franchise into the fold for the big third-party publisher of video games, giving EA an edge in the multibillion-dollar first-person shooter genre with properties such as Titanfall, Battlefront, and Battlefield.

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Uh oh. While FPS multiplayer games have never really interested me, I still wish all the best to Respawn.
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Another one bites the dust.
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Respawn just killed themselves
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I, uhh, didn't think respawn had any very successful games. Maybe the titanfall games did better on console, because they were flops on PC. This news doesn't really sadden me at all. Respawn was a weird mutation of all the talent from Infinity Ward, and they never really made anything that great IMO.
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looks like they accomplished what they initially set out to do: get paid after getting shafted by activision
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looks like they accomplished what they initially set out to do: get paid after getting shafted by activision

pretty much
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I don't really understand the high buyout price. I have a lot of respect for Titanfall as a competitive shooter, I think it's criminally underrated actually. However, I just don't see how the market could value Respawn and their IP at almost half a billion dollars... While the game is great, it's not particularly popular nor is it technologically innovative as far as I can tell. Oh well, it's EA's money, they can throw it around how they want.
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I don't really understand the high buyout price. I have a lot of respect for Titanfall as a competitive shooter, I think it's criminally underrated actually. However, I just don't see how the market could value Respawn and their IP at almost half a billion dollars... While the game is great, it's not particularly popular nor is it technologically innovative as far as I can tell. Oh well, it's EA's money, they can throw it around how they want.

I would have thought so as well, but my roomates kid loves Titanfall 2 to death and that is the majority of what he plays. The various other titans you can buy from Microtransactions cost a decent amount and he is constantly tryiong to buy all of them. I would bet there are thousands of kids and teens like him throwing money at the game with these microtransactions and making quite a lot of money for Respawn.
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Next year Vince will be leaving Respawn, and a year after that EA will be closing Respawns doors.
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