Respawn Enteratinment, the developer behind Apex Legends, surprised the world with the battle royale game the day after Super Bowl LIII.

For some, this was the first time they had heard of the developer. Here are five interesting facts about the Apex Legends developer.

Respwan Entertainment: 3 Interesting Facts About the Apex Legends Developer

3. It is Developing the New Star Wars Video Game

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the next major Star Wars single-player game, is being developed by Respawn. It was revealed during the Star Wars Celebration event.

The game is set to follow a Padawan named Cal Kestis as he lives in a post-Order 66 Star Wars Universe.

2. Respawn's First Game Was Titanfall

Respawn Entertainment's first game was Titanfall, a unique first-person shooter that gained a cult following and sequel. It's also the inspiration behind Apex Legends.

1. Respawn Has Call of Duty Roots

Respawn Entertainment was founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella, who also co-founded Infinity Ward. Yes, the Infinity Ward known for the Call of Duty franchise.

Infinity Ward notably released Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 while both West and Zampella were at the company.

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