Respawn is Working on Building a New Franchise 'From Scratch'

Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, Titanfall, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is working on building a new franchise from scratch. This news comes by way of Vince Zampella, the head of Respawn Entertainment, who quote-tweeted a tweet announcing that a small team at Respawn was hiring for a new intellectual property. The team is currently made of up five individuals, but it’s looking to hire a coder to make it six.

As you can see in Zampella’s tweet above, the new project is early in development and while the tweet is about hiring, it also doubles as news that Respawn is working on a brand new IP. This means it isn’t Titanfall 3, something fans have wanted for years as you can see in the tweet replies to Zampella’s tweet, and it isn’t a sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. If you’re wondering whether or not it might be a new non-sequel game in either the Titanfall universe or the Star Wars universe, that seems very unlikely considering those are both already-existing IP. The hiring tweet Zampella quote-tweeted specifically says the project is a “new IP” built “from scratch.” Looking at the position being advertised on Respawn’s website reveals that the small team is looking for someone to “pioneer new ways to enable ‘adventuring until the heat death of the universe’,” and someone who can make gameplay feel good. The job being advertised is for a coder so the post doesn’t reveal much else about what this project might be. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/03/15/apex-legends-review-2021″] While waiting to learn more about what this new IP could be, check out our thoughts on Respawn’s last game released in IGN’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review. Check out our thoughts on Respawn’s battle royale in IGN’s 2021 Apex Legends review after that and then read about Valkyrie, the latest hero joining the roster of Apex Legends. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes

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