Infinity Ward Loses More People, Respawn Benefits
All those who have a bone to pick with Activision are snickering right about now.
As most of you know, ex-Infinity Ward leaders Vince Zampella and Jason West have formed their own studio, Respawn Entertainment, with a deal already in place to have EA distribute their games. And there have been numerous instances of IW members leaving and going to...well, where do you think? And according to G4TV, the Modern Warfare 2 developer has lost three more key members. Lead character artist Joel Emslie and artists Ryan Lastimosa and Brad Allen have updated their Facebook pages with the info that they've left IW, and although they haven't announced their intentions just yet, they might just join their former comrades. Several employees have already gone back to Zampella and West at Respawn; it was seven and now it's nine, as designer Brent McLeod and software engineer Chris Lambert have revealed their new home on their LinkedIn profiles. So the question is, does IW have enough left in reserve or are they gonna be hiring like mad? And does anyone remember when EA said Activision went and shot their Triple Crown horse...? That was funny.
Anyway, Respawn continues to benefit and it'll be interesting to see what their first project will be. We're hoping it won't be yet another FPS but even if it is, we expect nothing less than greatness.
4/26/2010 9:21:51 PM Ben Dutka