Showing posts with label Respawn Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Respawn Entertainment. Show all posts

Monday, February 4, 2019

Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

Choose your Legend and experience a fight for survival in new battle royale of Apex Legends from Respawn Entertainment launching today.

A few days ago YouTube channel TheQuartering picked the news of a brand-new Battle Royale game allegedly titled Apex Legends and set in the Titanfall universe from developer Respawn Entertainment is about to launch soon on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Many other news outlets who initially missed that later confirmed the news after eSports journalist Rod Breslau and Jason Schreier of Kotaku. Respawn has finally revealed and launched the game as a free-to-play title available from now on.

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Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

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Below is the official launch trailer of Apex Legends that gives a brief cinematic introduction of the game for players.




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Like every other games from the same genre, it takes you to Apex Arena as one of the Legends against other competitors, who are all matched evenly in terms of abilities, firepower, speed and strength. Pick the one that suits your playstyle the most and good for your squad.

Even if you get a rocky start, you would eventually pick the one that is best fitted for you and always stay sharp so that your opponents don't get the drop on you. When in a three player squad, working together will keep you safe and lead to victory.

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Just combining abilities of your teammates can give you an advantage over the enemy and save your own skin. Trying to go solo may come as a costly experience at times when you are stuck in the midst of rival teams with no way to escape.

Smart Comms are a great in-game system to keep in touch with your peers and pass critical information on the go. Even without plugging a microphone, players can ping useful items and locations on each other's screen during a match.

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As part of micro-transactions, the game features tons of cosmetic items to customize your character. Members of either EA Access or Origin Access can show off their exclusive swag by linking your account to your subscription.

By connecting your EA account before June 30, 2019, you can get your hands on 1000 Apex Coins that are worth $9.99 in total. Also pick up exclusive Flatline Epic Weapon Skin along with a special Banner Badge for your chosen Legend.

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Take a look at the gameplay trailer of the newest Battle Royale in town that has the developer studio invested a lot of effort to.




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Whereas players were looking forward to Titanfall 3 from first-person shooter game series Titanfall by Respawn, they get a Battle Royale game and with that, it is easily presumable that second sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

Despite being set in the universe of Titanfall, there will not be any Titans to hop on, so expect no wall running and no slide hopping. However, Apex Legends will take place right after the events in Titanfall 2 if you are wondering.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Titanfall Battle Royale Apex Legends is Releasing Soon

According to reports, a free-to-play Titanfall Battle Royale game titled Apex Legends is coming very soon from Respawn Entertainment.

Though involvement of Electronic Arts as a publisher can ruin pretty much everything, first-person shooter game series Titanfall from developer Respawn Entertainment did quite well and even saw release of a sequel that met with mostly positive reviews.

Apparently, the developers were busy working on a Battle Royale game set in the Titanfall universe for some time and they were about to announce it on Monday, same day when they also planned to launch the title before the news got leaked.

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Titanfall Battle Royale is Releasing Soon

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Allegedly titled "Apex Legends", the game is a spin-off set in the universe of the beloved franchise will debut for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a free-to-play hero shooter that pits a maximum of 60 players per server, going against each other in 3 players' squad.

Before any confirmation comes from the company, many news outlets have picked the news after YouTube channel TheQuartering has covered the news only for eSports journalist Rod Breslau and Jason Schreier of Kotaku eventually confirming it.

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No Titans will be featured in gameplay and heroes will have unique abilities based on their classes. It got leaked after they invited a group of top streamers and eSports professionals to test play and they couldn't hold their excitement any longer.

There was supposed to be an initial heads-up on Saturday before they made an official announcement on Monday, which will also be available to play on the same day. Popular video game streamers like Dr DisRespect and Shroud are named to provide sources for this scoop.

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The original title from 2014 was loved by the critics and fans alike, leading to Titanfall 2 in 2016 that has also received critical acclaim. Despite many having anticipated a third installment from the series, we are getting a Battle Royale title for now instead.

Apex Legends plans to feature micro-transactions of loot boxes for cosmetic items and this new shooter will run on a modified version of Valve's Source engine. They are taking a very much similar approach like popular hero shooter Overwatch.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rogue One Writer Wants Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

Co-writer of Rogue One, Gary Whitta believes Disney should pull the plug on their Star Wars license deal with Electronic Arts.

Fans of Star Wars franchise doesn't take any mishandling to their beloved franchise kindly and the way video game publisher Electronic Arts has been treating the licensed properties they received rights to from Disney are absolutely infuriating for anyone who loves them.

Avid video game fan and screenwriter Gary Whitta (After Earth, The Book of Eli), who is widely known for his involvement in story development for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story joins host Greg Miller in the daily podcast of Kinda Funny Games to talk about that.

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Rogue One Writer Wants Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

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Following Disney and EA making a decade-long deal that gave the latter exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games, fans have had a lot of expectation for the upcoming years to get some super exciting titles set in the fictional universe created by George Lucas.

The studio even acquired Battlefield series creator DICE, Titanfall development studio Respawn Entertainment and even Visceral Games who were responsible for the Dead Space trilogy but what they have done so far is not looking very good.

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We are in 2019 and by now, all we have so far is just two installments out of their Star Wars Battlefront series. What we should also take to account is that their greedy approach to include loot boxes within the game has caused major backlash for Star Wars Battlefront II.

In their next insane move, EA went ahead and cancelled an ongoing project code-named "Ragtag" by Visceral, an open-world game from the known franchise. Seeing all these catastrophic action, we have a bad feeling about the fate of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment

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Like any other rational fans of Star Wars, Gary Whitta thinks this is embarrassing and Disney should pull the plug on their deal to take away their license from EA if there is any way for them even though they are only half-way through.

Although he has faith on the upcoming third-person Star Wars game that Respawn has been working on, he really cannot rely on their decision making process after seeing them cancelling project Ragtag that was essentially a "Star Wars Uncharted" game.

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For those who are interested in checking out the full video where Gary Whitta expresses his passion for games and Star Wars, the entire conversation is right below.




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Of course Whitta doesn't voice his concern about the situation from a position of power, neither does he takes business decisions for them but his obvious frustration over their repeated failure is something that the fans can clearly relate to.

As a media giant, Disney should care for the franchise by cutting all ties to the publisher and explore other options for the sake of their own reputation. Obviously, there are many other established and indie studios capable of doing justice to Star Wars.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Video game developer Respawn Entertainment studio is widely known for their creation of first-person shooter games like Titanfall, Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Assault. Fans of the Titanfall franchise know how proficient they are in making brilliant games. Apparently, Electronic Arts also thinks the same. So, this Thursday, EA has officially announced that they have bought development studio Respawn Entertainment for good.

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Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

According to the press release, EA has spent $151 million cash, another $164 million in stock and a variable earnout of about $140 million to Respawn for this deal. Respawn is already working on a new Titanfall game, a virtual reality first-person combat experience project aiming on a 2019 release date for Oculus and then there is an unnamed third-person action adventure EA game set on Star Wars Universe.

Here's what Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment has to say about this deal on a Blog post.

"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture."

For years, both EA and Respawn Entertainment has been in a good business relationship and since the latter is more than capable of making big-bucks for them by producing new games, they thought it would be wise to take the studio under their wings. Respawn's founder Vince Zampella and Jason West were former Activision employee, who were responsible for the creation of Call of Duty franchise.

Back in 2010, Activision fired both West and Zampella after filing a lawsuit alleging that they were working to establish a new studio with Electronic Arts. It all came to settlement among the companies but West left while Zampella remained as the CEO. When Respawn is founded, EA has published their game Titanfall and it managed to blow everyone's mind. Then they got more experienced and got craftier with the sequel; Titanfall 2.

The good news from this deal is that, after EA's takeover, Respawn's current projects in development will be continued uninterruptedly as it was going. Most of time a company takeover like this one results in uncertain fate for current games on progress and job cuts for employees. Moreover, Respawn will now have access to EA's knowledge, resources, support and more creative control over their projects.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Titanfall 2 Free DLC Released

As for a first-person shooter video game and 2014's Titanfall's sequel, Titanfall 2 is doing pretty good upon its 2016 release even though it has faced some serious competition from other major releases like Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However, Titanfall 2 survived the onslaught and received positive reviews. For some time, developer studio of the game; Respawn Entertainment has been running campaign of free updates and following that stream here comes another DLC.

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A Glitch in the Frontier

The free DLC titled 'A Glitch in the Frontier' is the latest in the line of Titanfall 2 updates and here is the gameplay trailer to showcase the highlights.




The DLC features a new map called "Glitch", which justifies its name sake and there are four brand-new featured modes; 'Glitch 24/7', 'Marked for Death', 'Titan Brawl' and 'Iron Last Titan Standing', each designed to give you a variety of playing. Respawn has improved the gaming system for better and couple of fixes are added as well. The menu is worked on, crush issues for PC has been dealt with and a bunch of miscellaneous problems has been taken care of.

You will be able to read out the detailed patch notes of 'A Glitch in the Frontier' on Titanfall Forum. If you own the Titanfall 2 game, then you should go ahead and give it a try for sure. Published by Electronic Arts, Titanfall 2 is released on 2016 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.