Respawn Entertainment opens new Wisconsin location
by Danny Craig ·
Electronic Arts (EA) subsidiary and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment has announced it has opened an additional location in Madison, WI.
- Respawn Entertainment is expanding to Wisconsin, establishing a new studio in Madison with the help of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Ryan Burnett, a veteran game developer with nearly two decades of experience in the industry, will lead the studio. He previously worked as a producer at Raven Software and as the director of engine production at Epic Games. The Wisconsin venue will work alongside the studio's headquarters in Sherman Oaks, California, and its Vancouver, Canada, branch, which was established in 2019.
- The new team will work alongside the rest of the team in other locations on Respawn's massively successful battle royale, Apex Legends. The game recently celebrated its fourth birthday and has maintained a healthy playerbase since its inception, with Respawn confirming its goal of making the game the "premier Battle Royale on the market.”
- Respawn is now hiring for a variety of positions at its Wisconsin studio, including game designers, artists, and engineers. You can find new vacancies at the location here.
Other EA/Respawn news:
- EA has canceled a Titanfall campaign that was being developed within Apex Legends. The campaign, codenamed "Titanfall Legends," would have seen the return of Titanfall 2 characters BT and Blisk, with a focus on "mobility and style."
- A "year 2 upgrade" for Battlefield 2042 has been spotted in the Origin API. The upgrade is listed in the code as a "DLC" with an assumed placeholder price of €2 and was last updated on March 17. It's unclear what the apparent upgrade will include, but fans believe it's simply a way for EA to confirm that it will continue to support the game as it enters its second year of live service.