Jason West and Vince Zampella to speak at QuakeCon

Friday, 30th July 2010 21:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Bethesda’s just revealed that ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella are to speak at QuakeCon this year.

Announced rather cryptically, Bethesda’s Pete Hines and Nick Breckon revealed the news via Facebook and Twitter, respectively.

This will be the first speaking engagement for the Respawn Entertainment founders since the massive Infinity Ward blow-up with Activision, and their sacking from the studio.

Maybe Respawn’s first game will be announced. Maybe. Patcher reckons it’s a space-shooter. Maybe.

QuakeCon 2010 takes place August 12-15 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Hines went on to confirm Todd Howard, Harvey Smith, Emil Pagliarulo, Chris Rhinehart, Matt Carofano, John Carmack, Tim Willits and Richard Garriott as speakers for the event.

Sounds like it won’t be one to miss.

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday August 12

12:30 PM – Cortez Room - “The World of Design” panel

  • Joel Burgess – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Matt Hooper – id Software
  • Neil Alphonso – Splash Damage
  • Todd Alderman – Respawn Entertainment

2:30 PM – Grand Ballroom - “QuakeCon Kick Off”

  • Todd Hollenshead welcomes QuakeCon attendees
  • John Carmack - Annual Keynote

5:30 PM – Grand Ballroom - “Rocket Talk”

John Carmack and Richard Garriott share their passion for rockets and space travel in this special QuakeCon presentation

Friday August 13:

11:00 AM – Grand Ballroom - “Building Blockbusters” panel

  • Jason West – Respawn Entertainment
  • Tim Willits – id Software
  • Todd Howard – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Vince Zampella – Respawn Entertainment

1:00 PM – Cortez Room - “Building Immersive Worlds and Stories” panel

  • Chris Rhinehart – Human Head
  • Emil Pagliarulo – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Harvey Smith – Arkane Studios
  • Raphael Colantonio –  Arkane Studios

2:00 PM – Grand Ballroom - “Special RAGE Presentation”

  • Tim Willits – id Software
  • Matt Hooper – id Software

4:00 PM – Cortez Room - “Let There Be Sound” panel

  • Chris Sweetman – Splash Damage
  • Christian Antkow – id Software
  • Mark Lampert – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Zack Quarles – id Software

5:00 PM – Cortez Room - “The Art of the Game” panel

  • Matt Carofano – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Olivier Leonardi – Splash Damage
  • Stephan Martine – id Software
  • Viktor Antonov – Arkane Studios

Saturday August 14:

11:00am – Grand Ballroom - “Special Brink Presentation”

Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage and Game Director of Brink will be on hand to share a presentation of the game with QuakeCon attendees.



  1. Johnny Cullen

    That’s going to be a properly mental session.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    hopefully they talk about a game which pubeless kids wont like

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Wonder what they have planned.. better not be another conspiracy like what happened with ActiVision, that dominated the gaming news for an annoying month, i doubt it’ll be another modern warfcare styled game, not with MoH & Battlefield under the same publisher already, i could imagine maybe a space/future themed FPS

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    yeah i remember when COD came out and there were rumours that they were working on a game which was based in the future

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    Watch it be a fantasy RPG and blow everyone’s effing minds.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Crysis

    well, they’ve worked on fps for the past 10 or so years, making that kinda jump would blow everyones’ effing minds

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    Facebook game. Based on a wacky gremlin.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    i lol,d

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Added in a bunch more name Hines just confirmed there. Sounds like it’s going to be a good show.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    Fcaebook should bring some popular flash games to it, i’ve tried pllaying an text based game on there, quite frankly i have 0 imagination so it seemed pointless to me, but there’s quite literally millions of flash games & thousands of good ones to choose from which would make a much better choice than mafiawars & farmville & *yawns, just thinking of them tires me.
    BTW, love that part about Patcher :P
    he’s the kinda guy where if he saw an elephant in the room, he would say “there maybe an elephant in the room”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    they should have crush the castle on it and the only decent game on facebook is poker

    #11 4 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    call of honor: future warfare

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Hunam

    They’ve been using the Quake 3 engine for 10 years now, so it makes sense for them to talk there :P

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Nozz

    Hail of obligation: Prevalent hostilities

    #14 4 years ago
  15. psybass

    i hope they talk about doom 4

    #15 4 years ago
  16. LOLshock94

    it will just be rage probely but doom 4 i hope when is quake con?

    #16 4 years ago

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