EA is going to shut Respawn down. They aren’t going to shut them down any time soon. It might be several years, maybe even a decade or so, before Respawn gets the axe, but sooner or later, Respawn will be shut down.
Big fat yes
Most probably. I'm interested to see how long Zambela (spelled wrong I know) will hang around with all them money hungry suits looming over his head 24/7 and who is he taking with him when he leaves. Now will he retire and spend his recent Payday or create another studio and get aquired by Ubisoft this time around?
Vince Zampella and I agree with you. I feel like this is a cash out for Vince. He's been doing this a LONG time and it feels like he's just about ready to hang up his cape. I really don't want to believe Vince walked into this without giving thought to what happened to him and Jason West with Activision and Infinity Ward.
dont forget he started with ea as publisher working on medal of honor. Call of Duty is basically activisions medal of honor without the name.
That’s not an opinion........it’s a fact lol
They don't exactly have a great track record and the studios they have kept open aren't as good as they were before the purchase. Bioware, criterion, and Dice LA (the old medal of honor studio) say hello
Dice would have gone if it wasnt for buying the team and grabbing the IP for BF Desert Combat
The dice la team is the name for the team that used to do all the medal of Honor games back in the day. After the last moh ea restructured the team and they started making battlefield dlc.
Desert Combat was a hugely successful mod for BF1942 by Trauma Studios. Dice bought Trauma and the IP which was used for BF2 BF2 launches and Trauma is closed down
Just like others who have fallen by EA control. Sooner or later, EA will shut down Respawn eventually.
Holy crap - tomorrow's news today.
N4g rules! Seriously, do you doubt this?
Well then Zampella and co will move on to a new venture.
Or retire. He threw away his company for greed. Makes me think Activision was never wrong
And the sky's blue.... oh, and Earth is round too!
This is probably the safest prediction I've ever seen.
Yeah pretty much 100% guaranteed
EA is the serial killer of developers.
I hope Respawn has an out clause that if EA is looking to shut them down they can opt to separate from EA and essentially buy back their independence vs closure.
You don't have to be a professional industry analyst to know this is coming. EA has shuttered plenty of talented developers like Respawn. Their fate is sealed, but that doesn't mean part of me isn't holding out a sliver of hope for them.
Of course they will, when it doesn't make money then they will disband the talent.
This is as factual as Does a bear poop in the woods?
Opinion: the creators of Respawn won't care as they laugh all the way to the bank... and probably use their money to open another studio... and get all their old employees to follow.
it will be the fourth time.
You may as well change the "Opinion" in the title to, "Forthcoming Fact" . lol The writing is already on the wall.
Can someone please explain to me how this makes any business sense? They did the same thing to Visceral and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. Is it to hoard talent and IP?
What an absurd bunch of comments. EA just paid $400 million and you're all speaking as though they want to shut the studio down. What a load of rubbish written by children who don't understand what they are talking about. EA has closed no more studios than Microsoft and Sony.
Look at all the previous studios and IP's they have purchased over the years, then shortly after shut down and threw to the curb like an afterthought. So no, not absurd comments when it's as common as it is for EA.
I dont get it, didnt e.a screw these guys releasing titanfall 2 and battlefield too close to each other? Why would they possibly think being bought by the harbingers of ending studios work
They will, EA you suck
They'll relocate the employees to a new Mobile studio or some petty bullcrap like that. Maybe even a microtransaction-focused group called Armchair Developer Company.
And that is Respawn’s fault. They decided to go with EA. EA didn’t force them to do anything.
Respawn is done hope that cash last em a lifetime for sure...theyll make a game sell a mill and bye bye
Lol that’s not an opinion, that’s known fact. The question is how soon. 1 or 2 flops before they spread the devs around to different studios.
in other news water is wet. Very, very wet.
Get ready for Titanfall 3 to be pay to win.
Maybe Respawn had a IP in the works that caught the eye.
RIP Titanfall 3. SWBF2 - born Nov 17, 2017 died Nov 17, 2017
Of course, they will launch Titanfall 3 and then get shutdown and rebranded as an internal company EA Dice US or some crap.
This prediction is so easy to see that even Michael Pachter would get it right.
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