Respawn concept artist Iain McCaig has said at Develop that the studio's first game won't release until at least 2015. 2015.
He made the bombshell at a keynote at the event in Brighton.
"Thanks to the internet, you can take things and use them as you want, no matter what the law says about it. I think this means there will be a whole new way of using and sharing things," said McCaig.
"I’m having the most fun working with Respawn Entertainment right now, and I hate that I can’t show you guys what I’m doing there until 2015."
This is only after the studio's website had shown what appeared to be a blurred image of concept art from the game, which suggested it was further along in development.
Respawn was founded by ex-Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West after the pair were fired by Activision. The developer's first game will be published by EA Partners, and is said to be a sci-fi shooter affair.