Oh boy, it looks like EA just scooped up another major developer -- Respawn. Word just dropped that Respawn will now be a part of EA's family of studios, to the tune of a whopping $455 million dollars. That shouldn't be too big of a surprise, considering how the studios have worked together on not only Titanfall, but also an upcoming Star Wars game. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said that's why this acquisition makes perfect sense: “We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio. [An acquisition] has come up from time to time. The question was, where we are in the industry, how do we take the next step in making bigger, better games. We see the need for bigger resources to make bigger games.”
EA insists that the creativity for Respawn to do what they want will still be there... of course, we'll see how that proves out over time. EA hasn't exactly had a great track record lately when it comes to some of their biggest studios.