Epic Games Hires Infinity Ward, Respawn Entertainment Founder

Jason West

Now, Keighley's tweet states that Jason West has joined Epic Games to work on game development efforts at the studio.

According to a tweet from Geoff Keighley, West has apparently been at Epic Games for around a month already, which could mean the ex-Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment co-founder may already be working on something new.

Jason was the co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, the company which is responsible for developing Titanfall and Apex Legends. The first is that West has not worked in the games industry for around six years.

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Epic Games is known for their poaching skills, getting even the best of developers to become exclusive to their DRM.

West left the company not long after he and Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella settled their lawsuit with Activision.

At Infinity Ward, West had a hands-on role through most of the Call of Duty series, including the WWII-themed originals and the first two Modern Warfare games, which helped to redefine modern shooters. West was also at Respawn for part of Titanfall's development. However, there has been no confirmation from Epic Games regarding what kind of work West has been, and will be, doing for them. Epic will continue to make more games in the future, but with West tagging along, who knows what'll come out next?

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