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Apex Legends studio Respawn hiring for new IP

Apex Legends studio Respawn hiring for new IP

EA's Respawn studio is seemingly working on a brand new property.

That's according to a seemingly now-removed job listing on its website – as spotted by VGC – which was looking for a software engineer to work on its new IP incubator. No details were given about the project or IP.

Respawn is best-known for its Titanfall and Apex Legends IP, as well as 2019's Star Wars game Jedi: Fallen Order. That title sold 10 million copies between its November 2019 release and March 2020. Publisher EA previously forecast that the game would sell between six and eight million units within this timeframe, a target that it increased to 10 million within months of release

According to NPD, Jedi: Fallen Order was the second highest-grossing game in the US for the 12 months ending October 2020.

Meanwhile, Apex Legends has attracted more than 70 million users worldwide between its launch in February 2019 and October of that year. EA said at the end of 2020 that the game was on track to make $1bn in revenue.

In May, Respawn opened an Apex Legends-focused studio in Vancouver, Canada. The studio has said that it refuses to crunch its staff in order to release content faster, saying that the health of its employees is a priority.

Having previously provided funding for Respawn when it was set up, EA acquired the company at the end of 2017.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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