Respawn opens new Wisconsin office to aid in Apex Legends development

The company announced that it's expanding the Apex Legends team with a new studio located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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In an announcement earlier this morning from Respawn Entertainment, it was revealed that the company is opening a new studio located in Madison, Wisconsin. The studio will be led by industry veteran, Ryan Burnett, who’s worked at places like Raven Software and Epic Games.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce that the Apex Legends team at Respawn will continue to strengthen its development team with the introduction of a brand new studio location in Madison, Wisconsin led by industry veteran Ryan Burnett,” Respawn announced today.

The company goes on to outline how the studio will continue to make Apex Legends, and work alongside and support other Respawn studios like those in Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Apex Legends showing three different Legends in bright neon outfits doing different poses
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The new studio follows the likes of Respawn’s recently opened location in Vancouver back in 2019, and highlights how the company is continuing to expand thanks in large part to the successes of games like Apex Legends. Moving forward, it’ll be interesting to see how Apex Legends continues to grow with support from Respawn’s newest studio in Wisconsin.

For more on Respawn’s new Madison, Wisconsin studio, be sure to read through the company’s full announcement post. Also catch up on some of our previous coverage including EA laying off more than 100 Apex Legends QA testers via Zoom, and how former Apex Legends game director and developers came together to form Wildlight Entertainment which is said to be working on a new shooter IP.

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