The count continues. Former Infinity Ward lead software engineer Francesco Gigliotti updated his Linkedin profile overnight to reflect his newfound employment at Respawn Entertainment.
Gigliotti joins seven others who have publicly declared joining up with former Infinity Ward leadership Vince Zampella and Jason West at their new startup, Respawn. All eight used to work at Infinity Ward alongside West and Zampella and retained their jobs titles at Respawn.
Here's the list of ex-Infinity Ward employees who have announced jobs at Respawn:
- Lead software engineer Francesco Gigliotti
- Lead animator Mark Grigsby
- Lead environmental artist Chris Cherubini
- Lead animator John Paul Messerly
- Software engineer Rayme C. Vinson
- Lead designer Mackey McCandlish
- Lead designer Todd Alderman
- Programmer Jon Shiring
Respawn was announced earlier this month, alongside a partnership with Electronic Arts. EA will fund the development of Respawn's unannounced new project, but Respawn will maintain control of the intellectual property itself. West and Zampella told G4 that was a requirement for their next project, after their issues with Activision and Call of Duty. The duo are currently caught in a lawsuit over it.
Several employees said their first day working at Respawn will be May 1, which is a Saturday.