Respawn Entertainment Levels Up, Gains Four More From Infinity Ward


Posted April 30, 2010 - By Patrick Klepek

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Just as Activision gains Bungie Studios, the publisher continues to lose a steady stream of senior developers to Respawn Entertainment, the new startup from the fired leaders of Infinity Ward.

Today brings word four more developers who resigned from Infinity Ward after the widely covered leadership firings have signed onto Respawn, according to recently updated Linkedin profiles.

Keep reading to find out who's the latest to shack up with Respawn.

Former Infinity Ward designers, Preston Glenn, Zied Rieke, Chad Genier and Sean Slayback have all joined Respawn, so sayeth Linkedin. Genier and Rieke were senior and lead designers, respectively.

Slayback actually worked at Treyarch, prior to joining Infinity Ward. He completed design work on Call of Duty: World at War and joined Infinity Ward for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The total number of developers who have left Infinity Ward for Respawn is now at 16.

Respawn was formed by ex-Infinity Ward leadership Vince Zampella and Jason West. Both were fired from Infinity Ward in March. Just weeks ago, the duo announced a publishing deal with Electronic Arts for their new studio, Respawn. The outfit doesn't have a project yet and while EA will fund the new game, Respawn own the rights to it. Ironically, it's similar to Bungie's deal with Activision.

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Respawn Entertainment Levels Up, Gains Four More From Infinity Ward


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