Epic Games Hires Infinity Ward and Respawn Co-Founder

Report Jason West co-founder of Infinity Ward & Respawn has joined Epic Games By Keshav Bhat

Report Jason West co-founder of Infinity Ward & Respawn has joined Epic Games By Keshav Bhat

Industry insider Geoff Keighley broke the news of West's hiring over Twitter.

According to The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley, Epic has recently hired Jason West, a former co-founder of both Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment.

Epic Games has been flexing its financial muscle fueled by the wildly successful Fortnite battle royale game.

Once West and Zampella left Infinity Ward, they co-founded Respawn Entertainment, which is the studio behind hit games such as Titanfall and Apex Legends. He says that West has been working at Epic's offices for "about a month".

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At Infinity Ward, West and the rest of the team created the vaunted Call of Duty series for Activision.

West left Respawn before the original Titanfall had even been revealed.

For more information regarding Jason West's move to Epic Games, be sure to keep your eye on Mammoth Gamers news! West's departure from Respawn six years ago was down to "family issues", and the dev hasn't worked in games since. Even though Epic is now known for the mega-hit Fortnite, they'll surely continue to make more titles in the future, especially with how much revenue Fortnite has brought in for the company. However, West also has experience in making massively popular games and that could give Epic Games an advantage.

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