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Zampella on Respawn: “This is a total reset”

Monday, 12th April 2010 15:49 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Newly made General Manager of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella has said, as far as he is concerned, today will be a “total reset”.

His words came in the first interview given by him, president of the new studio Jason West and EA Games president Frank Gibeau to the LA Times since the announcement of the studio’s formation earlier this afternoon.

“This is a total reset,” said Zampella. “We’re starting again from ground zero. It’s daunting and exciting.”

He further added: “We have learned the hard way that the best way to ensure the integrity and quality of your work and make sure the fans get what they deserve is to own the intellectual property.”

“It has a certain irony to it,” Gibeau said on the pair’s return to EA: Zampella and West previously worked for the firm on its Medal of Honor games under the old 2015 Inc. studio.

“But the fact that they were in this situation was a stunning opportunity for us.”

EA Partners has entered into a deal with Respawn that sees it gain full publishing and distribution rights to titles from the studio, although Zampella and West will still keep hold rights to whatever IPs it creates.

Best get yourself into a bunker: this is most likely the beginning of something huge.

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4 Comments

  1. AlmightyDogbert

    zampella: YO ACTIVISION, YOU SUCK, LAWL! ME AND MA NEW HO EA ARE GONA BE MAKIN’ MONEY ALL NIGHT Y’ALL! EA KNOWS WHAT A MAN WANTS, NOT LIKE YOUR SKANKY HERPES ASS HO!

    bobby: SHUDUP BITCH! WE DONT NEED YOUR FAT WHITE ASS! WE GOT CALL OF DUTY BY THE BALLS, PEOPLE SO DUMB IT STILL GONNA PRINT MONEY BIATCH! IMA GONNA SUE YA ASS FOR YOU WANTING TO BE CREATIVE AND SHIT, YOUR MA BITCH YOU GONNA BE PAYING SO MUCH MONEY THAT YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE GONNA HAVE TO SUCK ME OFF!

    *flying monkeys wearing suits descend from the sky*
    LAWYERS COME! SUE THEM ALL!

    I love how the industry is finally becoming as intelligent and as efficent as all other media industries.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    I wonder if they’ll manage to poach any other IW members?

    It will be interesting to see, via Respawn’s new game, if Zampella and West are the true talents behind Modern Warfare or not.

    Also.. Will EA be able to slap ‘From the creators of Modern Warfare’ on the box?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Khanivor

    That dude has a face MADE for a mullet.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Tomo

    Dude has a face for punching. Kinda squidgy looking.

    #4 4 years ago

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