Respawn Entertainment is the name of the studio birthed by former employees of Infinity Ward last year. Jason West and Vincent Zampella left Infinity Ward after suing Activision for royalties owed on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s sales.
Their new development studio, part of EA‘s partner roster, is composed of 40 individuals formerly employed by Activsion within Infinity Ward. Respawn Entertainment has just launched their website and announced a tiny bit of news concerning progress on their first game. Around the site, users will find things like an intro by the team’s Community Manager, Abbie Heppe, as well as Forums, a Careers page and a Games page.
What’s on the games page? A single teaser image, yes it’s blurry, and a tiny blurb of information. And here’s the first image related to the project.
Here’s what Respawn is saying so far.
Respawn Entertainment is an independent video game development studio focusing on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences. The studio was formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella, former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty franchise. Respawn is developing a multi-platform product based on new video game IP and funded through its publishing deal with Electronic Arts, one of the top publishers in the industry.
The multi-platform game will be a new IP and published by EA.
I’ll leave the guesswork to you. Though I’m already taking note of green stuff, a sky, possibly mountains and a leaning building. That means, call me crazy, that Respawn Entertainment might be developing a video game.
As more on this project and the brand new studio behind it unfolds, we’ll provide all of you coverage. We’re certain that fans of Infinity Ward’s work are more than excited by all of this news.
[via Respawn Entertainment]