[UPDATE]: Respawn's Vince Zampella has confirmed that Jason West has left the company. Here's his official statement:
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.
[Original Story]: Studio co-founder Jason West has left Respawn Entertainment, according to sources at Kotaku. The Call of Duty creator is said to have left the company sometime last May due to family issues.
The studio is expected to debut its brand-new game at E3, and if this report proves to be true, West has had little to no involvement in this new project. Will his lack of oversight compromise the final product, or can Vince Zampella hold his own without his trusty partner?
Be sure to stay tuned to GameRevolution in the weeks and months ahead for more information on the future of Respawn and the studio's next big thing.