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Respawn Entertainment today has announced the opening of another studio located in Madison, Wisconsin, which will be dedicated to supporting Apex Legends with additional content. Ryan Burnett, formerly at Raven Software and Epic Games, will head this new studio.

This commitment should put any worries about the future of Apex Legends to rest. There were a few voices raising concerns about what the plans for the battle royale were at EA and Respawn after the newest season didn’t contain a new character or map. The shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile didn’t help with that impression either.

However, with an entire studio created to ensure that the future content pipeline is well filled, Apex Legends looks set up with a great foundation for the years to come.

“It’s been our belief since day one that Respawn is not a singular location but a mindset: when passionate and talented people have creative freedom, they'll achieve the unexpected. This view helped us successfully expand to Vancouver in 2019, and as the workplace evolved, it helped us continue to work with the best that the games industry has to offer, whether at the office, remote or hybrid. We see that Respawn mindset reflected in Madison, which has cemented itself as one of the great game development cities not just in the United States but the entire world,” Respawn stated in a press release.

Respawn Entertainment has been very busy outside of Apex Legends as well, becoming one of the most important studios for EA in recent years. Though a game set in the Titanfall universe was recently canceled, the developer has several other big projects to work on.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to the successful Jedi: Fallen Order, is set to be released in April 2023 after some delay. Aside from the single-player game, Respawn is currently tinkering with an untitled Star Wars first-person shooter and is producing an untitled Star Wars strategy game by Bit Reactor, a studio made up of former Firaxis employees.

With a quarter of a million players on average during February 2023 according to Steam Charts, Apex Legends just had its strongest month ever on the leading platform for PC games – solid player numbers that show why Respawn is investing heavily in keeping the content flowing.