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Respawn Founders Tease "Big Announcement" For E3

We all want to leave the Activision/Infinity Ward nastiness behind us and return to a focus on gaming, especially because there's such great talent involved in the aforementioned snafu.

So, now that embattled former IW execs Jason West and Vince Zampella have started up their own studio - Respawn Entertainment (still have to chuckle when I read the name) - and they've already secured a publisher in EA, we all want to know: whatcha makin'? Well, according to the Facebook page for the resurrected dynamic duo, we're going to get a massive announcement at E3 next week. The update is pretty straightforward:

"Big time announcement at E3 next week. Stay tuned, kiddies!"

This follows hot on the heels of what EA Partners head man David DeMartini said last month, which is in contrast to the West/Zampella announcement: "I don't think we're going to see anything from them [Respawn] at E3," he said. But then again, let's maybe read between the lines...we won't see anything from them, but we don't necessarily "see" an announcement, now do we? We know it's very early; hell, the studio just opened their doors a little while back, so we shouldn't expect huge debut trailers for whatever they've got in the hopper. An announcement and pertinent details of the game in question, however...? Sure, why not?

We'll definitely be interested to hear what Respawn has to say next week, that's for sure. They've got half the Infinity Ward team over there by now, don't they? j/k

6/8/2010 10:18:22 AM Ben Dutka

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:35:35 AM
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I'm just looking forward to next week in general. My expectations are relatively low since all that needs to happen to make me happy is to hear about one super awesome title.

In terms of this duo, it would be really nice to see them produce something we'll remember. If not just for the simple idea of having a great game, then for all the publicity and drama surrounding these two as of late. Hooray for conflict!

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:43:36 AM
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I'm sure Alienange is getting very little sleep in anticipation of this announcement. These two are his heroes after all.

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:37:07 PM

That was before I knew they looked like douche-bags.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:37:54 PM

Yes, Alienange, it is always a sobering experience once you see the face behind the mask of your favorite super hero.

Somewhere, someone is in a dark bedroom softly weeping ever since 1983 when KISS wiped off their makeup.

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___________
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 3:43:10 AM

they wiped it off?
i saw them last year and they still had it on, my ears are still ringing from that show.
what they said is right though, most bands dont know how to put on a show if there life depended on it!

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 10:48:07 AM
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Are those guys really hero material? Didn't think so.

Yep, they will announce another FPS, the first could be good, then the next 50 will be the same game with different weapons, over and over and over again. What they should announce is a TPS, or perhaps even crazier a Plat-former!

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:05:27 AM
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I'm sure it'll be another FPS game, just not sure what it would look like or be about.

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Karosso
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:11:46 AM
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They might go back to the WW2 era like when they started it all...
If they went the TPS route, I could see them making a amazing game but selling too little of it as is always the case. For sure they will make another FPS, it's a no brainer.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:14:49 AM
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Yeah it is pretty obvious, but there are other games to check out @ E3 >worth< actually checking out, I know Godslim, and Booze, and Alienage you guys are obsessed with Generic MW2 action but it will be a military shooter, and it will have a disgusting amount of hype, that isn't warranted. I am not against FPS, but we have so many now and so many coming, how about something different? They have the freedom now so why don't they actually take risk and Develop something different, I would definitely support that.

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JackC8
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:27:34 AM
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Looking forward to it with tepid anticipation. At most I imagine it will be a verbal description and maybe a bit of concept artwork concerning whatever they're planning. Hopefully they'll take advantage of this newfound freedom of theirs and do something other than turn out a MW2 clone.

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shaydey77
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 12:12:16 PM
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Ben why did you right j/k at the end of this piece when they quite probably do have more than half at this stage! :)

I hope they do release a FPS and they should release it a week or two before the COD's come out. Then hopefully they will get the sales they deserve ( provided the game is good obviously.)

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Milonakis
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 1:31:36 PM
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I think this game is some kind of basterd child between Square EA and Jaffe and it's gonna be epic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:19:42 PM
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Even I'm interested in seeing what these guys can do without the heavy yolk of Kotex on their necks.

And BTW Ben you must be in a fine mood today, that article had some zip to it.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:34:13 PM
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Whatever they wind up making,
I hope it's a hit so they can shove it right up anti-vision's butt!

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Alienange
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 2:40:20 PM
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Their release will be highly anticipated to say the least. Sure hope they don't get crazy and stray from the fps genre they've mastered. Let's face it after all, the new king of fps is now up for grabs. Unless of course Treyarch has magically got their act together.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 6:40:03 PM

I still say W@W was a far better game than MW2. Especially in regards to the SP. MW2 MP was good but the only reason personally it was better than W@W for me was the modern twist on it.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:08:33 PM
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Pretty sure its gonna be another shooter.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 3:43:03 PM
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Reports are surfacing that this story about a big E3 announcement from Respawn is actually false.

Either way, I'm gonna have front row seats to the show.....on TV in my living room.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 @ 11:46:29 PM
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After all the nastiness that happened it's good to know that they got back one the horse to do what they love. And we can only benefit from it. I can't wait for what they have in store for us.

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___________
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 3:44:50 AM
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fake, EAs already debunked it saying there not making any announcements at E3 regarding respawn studios.
apparently R* wont be there either, so there goes the idea of a massive agent media blowout!!!
great, first MP3 gets delayed and now this.
this day keeps getting better and better!!!

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Nynja
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 3:53:11 PM

Actually I think EA said they don't believe Respawn will have anything to show.

Careful choice of words. They might not have anything to show, but may have something to talk about.

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CharlesD
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 3:24:37 PM
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Well, whatever it is we'll all find out soon

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