EA and Respawn Entertainment announce oustered
former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella have formed a new development studio called Respawn Entertainment to operate under the EA Partners program. They do not have details on what they are up to, but they do say: "The move positions the Respawn Entertainment leadership team as the owners of the intellectual property they create," an obvious reference to West and Zampella's legal tussles with Activision
. "Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me," said Vince Zampella, General Manager of Respawn Entertainment. "For the past decade we led a great development team and poured our hearts into creating an epic game franchise. We’re very proud of what we built – and proud that so many millions of fans enjoyed those games. Today we hope to do it all over again -- open a new studio, hire a great team, and create brand new games with a new partner, EA."