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EA $455 million acquisition of "Titan" game maker Respawn

via:博客园     time:2017/11/10 18:09:40     readed:275


On November 10th, EA recently announced that the company will be $315 million in cash and stock and $140 million to pay extra money to buy "Titan" (Titanfall) game maker Respawn. The deal will bring long-term video game content for new electronic arts, but also to let the EA in billions of dollars in the first person shooter (FPS) to build more advantages of game field.

If the Respawn achieve its reward goal, namely the financial performance of execution based on the additional price terms, so EA total purchase price of the company will reach $455 million. According to the agreement, the transaction also includes $151 million in cash and $164 million worth of Respawn restriction, and other long-term equity terms, additional funds to pay the highest may reach $140 million.

Of course, the amount of the transaction is not a small number, it also shows that EA intends to invest in the business, perhaps these investments will be successful in a few years later. It is said that Respawn will be operated as an independent game studio after being bought by art electronics.

Respawn co-founder and CEO Visser (Vince Zampella) - Zha mpela said in an interview,

Electronic Arts executive vice president Patrick (Patrick Soderlund) Suode Lund also said in an interview, he agreed with mpela views. He said,

It is clear that these acquisitions will be conducive to better coordination between art and Respawn, so that the two sides can better develop and issue games. Allegedly, last year "Titan fall 2" game sales is poor, the reason is that this game release time from "Battlefield 1" initial appearance time is too close. DICE studio in October 21st last year launched the first shooting game "Battlefield 1", while EA in October 28th last year issued a "Titan 2" game.

Respawn has been developing more new games lately. Not long ago, with Respawn Oculus being mpela claimed that Rift VR wearing the device to create a virtual reality game, the game is expected to be launched in 2019. Respawn also announced today that Respawn is creating a new series of "Titan fall" series.

According to the acquired by electronic arts that tie Mpera claimed that Respawn must succeed in the game, but also want more ways to achieve greater success. He said that supporters not to worry about the merger with Mpera said that would change everything,

Respawn is currently in Oculus Rift VR headset to create "non titanfall" and "Star Wars" of the game, in this regard, Delund said that mpela and cable tie, the business will not be affected by the merger and acquisition transactions. Asked whether Respawn would push art into virtual reality, Soderlund said he didn't see it.

The acquisition of Respawn is expected to be completed by the end of this year. By then, Respawn will join the global studios organization. Respawn has 205 employees in California and other places, but the company continues to recruit employees.

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