We've spoken before about how actually good Titanfall 2 was, and it seems like nobody listened as the game undersold during its initial run and has since become something of an underrated cult hit.

Easily one of the strongest single-player campaigns for a first-person shooter since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Titanfall 2 won huge praise from critics and the smaller-than-expected number of players who took to the game. Still, this didn't stop EA purchasing Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the game, with the express purposes of putting them to work on a property everyone knows - namely, Star Wars.

Respawn Entertainment was formed in 2010 by two of the creators of Call Of Duty, who left Activision under acrimonious circumstances and created the Titanfall series as a direct competitor to Call Of Duty.

The news was confirmed by Fortune Magazine, with the announcement coming on the heels of a $400 million deal between Respawn and EA for its purchase. There's no word yet on what exactly the game will look like or when it's due, but the prospect of one of the most exciting game studios working with Star Wars is enough to get us giddy. EA announced earlier this year that it had planned several more Star Wars games beyond Battlefront and the upcoming Battlefront II.

Granted, EA doesn't necessarily have a solid track record with taking on independent studios - see Westwood, Maxis, just recently Visceral Games - but let's hope that Respawn has enough cache to break the cycle.


Via Fortune