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Thu, Jul 01, 2010 | 10:44 BST
THQ was in “serious conversations” with Respawn’s Jason West and Vince Zampella following their exit from Infinity Ward, Danny Bilson, the publisher’s VP of core games, has confirmed.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 11:29 BST
Activision’s EVP of studios, Dave Stohl, has told VG247 that “great new franchises” can emerge from a rebuilt Infinity Ward.
Wed, Jun 09, 2010 | 06:39 BST
What’s wrong with this picture: Weeks ago, Jason West and Vince Zampella barely had enough employees to throw together a TI-83 calculator sidescrolling version of Modern Warfare, and now they’re blowing the lid off a brand new blockbuster game?
The answer: everything. Which makes sense, because none of it’s true.
Thu, May 27, 2010 | 16:38 BST
Treyarch community manager Josh Olin has said that the situation that’s currently ongoing at Infinity Ward is “unfortunate”.
Thu, May 06, 2010 | 23:26 BST
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has just said in the company’s Q1 financial call that the firm had “no choice but to fire” ex-heads at Infinity Ward Vince Zampella and Jason West.
Thu, May 06, 2010 | 21:41 BST
Activision president Bobby Kotick’s just said that despite its latest troubles, Infinity Ward “remains an important process” to the Call of Duty IP.
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 | 14:37 BST
Looks like before Jason West and Vince Zampella were fired from Activision, the duo were looking to get a deal from the publisher similar to what Bungie got.
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 | 21:53 BST
Update 2: Apparently, the number has risen to eight, according to G4. Lead software engineer, Francesco Gigliotti, updated his Linkedin profile overnight to reflect his new position with Respawn. The title of this post has been changed to reflect the update.
Update 1: The number is now at seven. Programmer Jon Shirling and lead designer Mackey McCandlish have now joined up.
Original: Like we never seen this coming. Five people who recently left Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward have now joined up with its ex-bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West over at Respawn Entertainment.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 15:28 BST
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | 19:34 BST
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | 15:11 BST
A source close to Infinity Ward has told Kotaku that the developer as we know it is “dead” and “will continue to crumble”.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | 15:59 BST
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | 09:04 BST
Want to know how badly the Modern Warfare 2 team’s been hit by walk-outs and sackings at Infinity Ward? Hit the link.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | 07:06 BST
Another day and more departures at Infinity Ward, with two more people now leaving the Modern Warfare developer.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 | 11:59 BST
Vince Zampella and Jason West have given “the man” who is Bobby Kotick and Activision the finger. With yesterday’s Respawn news, it turned into a “screw-you” as well.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 | 08:53 BST
We could probably see it a mile away, but the announcement of the formation of Respawn Entertainment from ex-Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West – with an EA Partners deal to boot – is a megaton.
Following the initial announcement, West and Zampella got busy with a ton of interviews, and Activision through in its own tuppence, too. Great, it was.
For everything that happened from yesterday afternoon to last night, hit the link.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 | 21:08 BST
Vince Zampella, the newly made General Manager of upstart Respawn Entertainment, has said that accusations of him and fellow ex-head of Infinity Ward Jason West “holding hostage” the development of Modern Warfare 3 are “false”.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 | 19:09 BST
EA Games boss Frank Gibeau has made it pretty clear what the stance is on Respawn Entertainment are making from the EA side of things: new IPs, nothing from existing shooters from the publisher.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 | 18:13 BST
Activision’s just said that today’s announcement of ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella founding new studio Respawn Entertainment, and the deal with EA Partners, comes as “no surprise”.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 | 16:00 BST
Let’s go. EA Partners boss David DeMartini has told VG247 that we can expect more pre-E3 “shots” that show the publisher is aiming heavy guns at the core category, and that Activision has “blown up” Infinity Ward’s creative talent.