This May, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment will be 10 years of age. Hard to believe, but the studio is that old. To mark this occasion, studio boss Vince Zampella penned a Respawn 10th anniversary letter to fans, and we even get a video to go along with it, too!
10 years, wow can you believe it? Time really does feel like you’ve got a jump drive attached to your back when you’re having fun and that’s what we’ve been doing here since we started. We founded Respawn on values that centered around rallying behind new ideas, diverse thinking and creating innovative games, which have been key reasons for our success. It’s been incredible to watch Respawn and the talented group of people continue to grow, from the initial first-person multiplayer shooter team to something that is so much more today. Our growth underscores our desire to innovate and challenge convention having created award-winning single player campaigns, a massive, fun and free battle royale game with unique characters and story delivered through a robust live service, and even an immersive VR experience coming later this year.
If last year is any testament, we plan to continue delivering great new games for our fans to enjoy for years to come. 2019 was one of the most memorable yet, starting with the launch of Apex Legends in February through to the reveal of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond and the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Of course, we can’t forget Titanfall, which is near and dear to everyone here at Respawn, as it’s the franchise that really helped put the studio on the map and show the world the caliber of games that we want to make. Steve Fukuda and team were instrumental in bringing that series to life.
I’m extremely proud of the smart and creative team we’re building and am continually impressed with the leadership who inspire and foster innovative thinking across our game teams. First, I want to start with Stig Asmussen and the great work the team did on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Looking ahead, Apex Legends is a huge priority for us and we are devoted to continue to evolve the competitive experience. Led by Chad Grenier, we are actively growing our Apex Legends team to support a really high quality and innovative live service experience. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is being created by longtime series veterans who understand what makes this franchise special. Peter Hirscman is leading the charge in delivering a Medal of Honor experience in a totally immersive and authentic way that can only be experienced in VR.
We are fortunate to have a great group of people working at Respawn and while the current situation in the world is scary, everyone here has rallied around making remote work possible. It has changed how we work and we’re looking at new ways to grow and expand our teams. We see it as an opportunity to work with new people and have them be in locations that make more sense for them and their families. I want to thank everyone at Respawn and EA for helping make this change possible.
One of the most important constants that drives our creativity and desire to make better games is our fans. On behalf of everyone at this studio, I want to thank you for supporting us over the years. You help make this is all possible from playing our games to providing valuable feedback, you inspire us to deliver great things.
As we hit Respawn’s 10 year anniversary, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating our history through the years in this awesome anniversary video. It brought back a lot of memories and trust me, we can’t wait to continue to create new games for you to enjoy for the next 10 years and beyond.
From everyone here on MP1st, congratulations, Respawn! Here’s to many more awesome games in the future!