Yesterday, rumours were floating around that co-founder of new studio Respawn – Jason West – had left the developer and it turns out that those rumours were true.
Fellow founder Vince Zampella posted an update on Respawn’s website that made it official;
“Jason has left Respawn to take care of some family issues. We have worked together on some amazing accomplishments over the years, starting with an early Segasoft project that never shipped. It is sad to see things come to an end, but there are times when change is best for growth, both personally and professionally. I wish Jason the best and send my best wishes to his family. Respawn continues to amaze me, the team here is resilient and talented. E3 will be therapeutic for us, as we finally get to start showing our work again. I know the team was excited about the response we got from just admitting we were going to attend.”
The development studio was set up after West and Zampella were involved in a lawsuit with Activision. Respawn are scheduled to be at this year’s E3 and by all acccounts, they won’t be showing up empty handed.