This latest generation of Respawn Entertainment has regularly risen the ranks to become one of Electronic Arts’ crown jewels with successful games such as Titanfall 2, Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. So what does the studio work on as we enter the new generation? Apex Legends development will obviously continue in Respawn̵
According to a new job listing, Respawn actually wants to form a “small” team to develop a “brand new IP”. The rest of the ad is not very revealing, although the successful applicant will be involved in creating technologies that make it possible to “experience forever”. To me, the wording suggests another live service game, perhaps in the way of Apex Legends. The fact that the team is small is also interesting, but remember that the Apex team was initially quite small as well.
One thing we certainly know is not it coming anytime soon, Titanfall 3. Respawn boss Vince Zampella is confirmed as much earlier this year …
Nothing is under development. But it’s always there. You see the little bits of stuff that come back through the story in Apex Legends. At some point, I will personally see a kind of resurrection there. We’ll see if I can make it happen.
The fact that Titanfall is left out in the cold is absolutely disappointing, but as Respawn has shown, they have the talent to be more than a franchise studio. I’m looking forward to what their new IP will be.
Do you have any thoughts on this story? What shape will Respawn’s new IP take? What kind of game do you want as them to make?