Ex-Infinity Ward talent flock to Respawn Entertainment
Former Modern Warfare team join West and Zampella at new studio
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A significant number of former Infinity Ward staff have joined Jason West and Vince Zampella's new studio, Respawn Entertainment.
Mackey McCandlish, Jon Shiring, Todd Alderman, Rayme Vinson, Chris Cherubini, Mark Grisby and John Paul Messerly, have all taken up similar positions to their roles at Infinity Ward in animation, engineering and game design.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.bizearlier in the month, West and Zampella would not be drawn on recruitment plans for the new studio, but clearly have been in talks to poach Activision staff.
"We anticipate making big blockbusters titles so we'd want a team to support that. But specifically, for a super-team, what size is it? That stuff is way too early," said Zampella.
West and Zampella are currently locked in a bitter legal row with former employer Activision, which is overshadowing their efforts to start afresh for their new backers, EA Partners.