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Ousted IW Execs Form Respawn Entertainment Under Former Rival

Ousted Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vincent Zampella are not done with the video game industry. The two are starting a new company, Respawn Entertainment under their formal rivals at Activision, EA.

The former Infinity Ward execs are currently involved in a lawsuit with Activision over their termination earlier this year.

“Respawn Entertainment marks a fresh start for Jason and me,” Zampella said in a statement. “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.”

“We’re excited,” West said. “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.”

According to the release,  “the company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences.” but offered no details on what the new games would be about.


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