Vince Zampella, co-creator of Modern Warfare and co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, today delivered a public interview at the annual 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles, but that doesn't mean Zampella has made up his mind about the inclusion of 3D in Respawn's first game, reportedly a sci-fi shooter.
"We're keeping a close eye on what's developing," Zampella said. "The 3D stuff is at a place where such a small percentage of people actually take advantage of it, it's not something that's a main focus for us, but it seems like a natural progression," he added. "So where is that saturation point where it makes sense to make the transition?"
While Zampella didn't discuss the ongoing legal fight between himself and Jason West against Activision-Blizzard, he did take a subtle dig at his old employers when discussing the difference between his current deal and his old one.
"Our deal with EA partners is a publishing deal, but we maintain the ownership of the intellectual property, so for us it's important because now we can take the IP wherever we go, and make decisions based on what's the best thing for the franchise, and not just for some bottom line," Zampella said.
"If you want people to be as invested as they possibly can be, and really put their hearts and souls into something, they need to feel like they're protected, and it means something," he added.
As for how things are going at Respawn, Zampella said they've staffed up with 60 people, and progress on whatever game their making is humming along.
"We're locked into an idea, we're going forward, we have EA as partners. We have office space and chairs," Zampella said.
It's very difficult to understate the importance of chairs in the video game development process.