The robot guys are now part of a larger machine.

Electronic Arts announced today that it has purchased Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the not-so-successful financially but critically acclaimed Titanfall games.

The figure stands at $315 million plus “additional variable cash consideration that is contingent upon achievement of certain performance milestones, relating to the development of future titles, through the end of calendar 2022”, which could raise the price up to $400 million.

Andrew Wilson, EA CEO, commented:

“Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world. Together, we’ve brought this to life in the Titanfall franchise, and now with the Respawn team joining EA, we have exciting plans to accomplish even more amazing things in the future.”

The announcement also confirmed that the Star Wars game the studio is working on, as reported back in 2016, is still on the table and very much has the go-ahead.