Not too surprising but big none-the-less, The two bosses of Infinity Ward that got Sacked by Activision have created a new company; Respawn Entertainment. Hmm I wonder what they could be referring to with that name? This news only helps to add further intrigue into the overdrawn lawsuit between the two developers and Activision after Zampella and West were accused of trying to sign with EA.
Vince Zampella, General Manager of Respawn Entertainment said this in announcing the deal;
“Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me. 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.”
They also added this little chestnut too;
“Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”
A non too sly dig at the latest Stimulus Package for MW2?
Hopefully this move can breathe some new life into the developers as a lot of people felt they were stagnating at Activision but I can’t help but feel a sense of overcrowding at EA now. When you factor in DICE making the Battlefield games and the online for the new Medal of Honor along with EA LA handling the single-player campaign. That’s a lot of different Modern Warfare studios making games for EA. Presuming of course that Respawn Entertainment’s next game is a Modern Warfare title. Oh and lets not forget Infinity Ward Left EA to go to Activision after making the early Medal of Honor games.
Yahoo!: Jason West and Vince Zampella Form ‘Respawn Entertainment’