I've gotten a 'few' questions about @e3expo plans this year. Yes, we will finally be at E3!— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 25, 2013
Respawn Entertainment is officially going to be on hand at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, more affectionately called E3, this year. We've been waiting for a good couple years now to hear something substantial from Respawn and it looks like the moment is nearly upon us. But let's step back a bit here.
There's a good chance you are saying to yourself right now, 'who exactly is Respawn Entertainment and why should I care about their game?' That's a good question, and thankfully we have a good answer.
Without getting into all of the schoolyard drama that went down a few years back, the first thing you need to understand is that Respawn Entertainment was born from the falling out of Infinity Ward. Jason West and Vince Zampella, two of the founders and top executives at Infinity Ward, were shown the door due to what Activision called 'breaches of contract and insubordination'. Along with West and Zampella went 46 employees, a wealth of top developers and designers, although those employees left of their own accord declining to reveal why they left.
Flash forward a few years and most of these employees have rejoined West and Zampella in their new venture, Respawn Entertainment. The duo signed a deal with EA Partners to publish their unannounced title which is believed to be a first-person shooter, set in a sci-fi world.
Now, why should you care? Keep reading and we'll tell you!