Founded in 2010, Respawn Entertainment is an independent video game development studio based in Van Nuys, California. The studio was formed by Vince Zampella and Jason West, former co-founders of Infinity Ward. Titanfall is the studio’s debut title.
Set in the near future on a distant frontier torn apart by war, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. The action is rapid and varied—featuring parkour-style wall running and massive double jumps. The freedom to shift back and forth between Pilot and Titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.
But upon the studio’s founding, Titanfall wasn’t even a distant concept. Instead, it came together piece by piece over the course of a few challenging years, developed by an exceptional team of artists, designers, and programmers. Here’s the story of Titanfall, as told by the talented crew at Respawn Entertainment.