Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall series of video games are published by EA, but otherwise the studio more or less does its own thing. However it looks like Respawn will now be officially brought under the EA umbrella as the publishing giant has announced that they will be acquiring Respawn.

Speaking to GamesBeat in an interview, Vince Zampella, CEO and cofounder of Respawn said, “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.”

The acquisition is said to have cost EA $315 million in cash, and a possible bonus of $140 million should they hit their incentive targets, bringing the total amount of a whopping $445 million. As to what this means for the future of the Titanfall franchise, the good news is that if you’ve enjoyed the various Titanfall games that have been released to date, Respawn confirmed that there is a new title in the works.

In addition to developing a new Titanfall game, Respawn will also be working on a new game set in the Star Wars universe, along with an untitled VR game.

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