Respawn Entertainment developed a series of live-action shorts alongside its game, the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond documentary Collete. The documentary features one video in which a French resistance fighter confronts the painful memories of her early life.
For the documentary, Respawn became the first Academy Award-winning game developer in the history of the industry. Though the game itself isn’t something to talk big about, however, it’s still praiseworthy that it brought an Oscar home.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond isn’t the return to the series that I would have hoped. As a VR game is has a lot to offer, the gameplay is engaging, the missions varied, and both the single-player and multiplayer can be fun to play. However, the story is woefully mismanaged, with a cast of mostly unlikeable and unsympathetic characters – a tragedy when it comes with an incredibly powerful piece of work in the form of the gallery, a collection of documentaries, and interviews with veterans of the war.
But, for Respawn most of its money is running on the back of Apex Legends as the developer recently celebrated the game’s 100 million players milestone. Another game that’s doing wonders for the developer is Titanfall 2 which has just broken a new concurrent player record on Steam (16,958).
Respawn recently posted new job recruitment suggesting that it’s working on a brand new IP:
Job Title: Incubation Team Software Engineer
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join a compact incubation team currently developing a brand new IP.
Why Join Us:
- Pioneer new ways to enable “adventuring until the heat death of the universe”.
- Early involvement in developing a brand new IP.
- Be part of a lean team where each person’s contributions make a large impact, in an environment where you’ll have an unusual degree of autonomy & responsibility.
- We focus on gameplay and a good feel.