News: And they partner with EA for the publishing rights.
Jason West and Vince Zampella, the recently ousted former heads of Infinity Ward, have formed a new development company, Respawn Entertainment.
Located in Los Angeles, Respawn will focus on "creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences." However, this creation will have to wait as the Call of Duty creators have just begun to hire new developers for their team.
West and Zampella also announced that they've teamed up with Electronic Arts to publish all of Respawn's future titles. But owing to their legal battles with Activision, Respawn will be an independent company that will retain the rights to any intellectual property they create.
?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.?
?We're excited,? added Jason West, President of Respawn Entertainment. "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."
In addition to announcing the EA partnership, Respawn launched their official website at Respawn.com
today. The site is currently bare except for the company's name and an email address for jobseekers.
We'll have more soon.