Rumors surfaced this weekend that studio co-founder Jason West of Respawn Entertainment had left the studio. Today, the company confirmed the news and issued a statement on their website.
“Jason has left Respawn to take care of some family issues. We have worked together on some amazing accomplishments over the years, starting with an early Segasoft project that never shipped. It is sad to see things come to an end, but there are times when change is best for growth, both personally and professionally. I wish Jason the best and send my best wishes to his family. Respawn continues to amaze me, the team here is resilient and talented. E3 will be therapeutic for us, as we finally get to start showing our work again. I know the team was excited about the response we got from just admitting we were going to attend.”
West was one of the co-creators of Call of Duty, and following his untimely departure from Activision, the developer left to help form Respawn Entertainment with Vince Zampella. According to numerous reports, West was not involved in the development process of Respawn’s first game.
Respawn Entertainment recently announced that their first game will be on display at E3 2013.