Respawn Co-Founder Jason West Has Joined Epic Games

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"From what I hear West, who lives in North Carolina, has been in the office for about a month", Geoff Keighley wrote in his tweet. Jason West, co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment, has apparently been quietly hired by the company.

Former Infinity Ward president and co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, Jason West, announced his retirement from the studio he formed with fellow Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella back in 2013. The first is that West has not worked in the games industry for around six years. An official company statement confirmed that West had left the company to "take care of some family issues".

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Epic Games has just bolstered its staff with an industry great. It was not clear whaat Jason West was set to do after leaving Respawn. The question now is whether Epic brought West in to work on Fortnite, the main competitor of Respawn's Apex Legends, or if he's working on a new project altogether. Fortnite has become an worldwide news story because of its popularity, with Grammy-award winning musicians, and star athletes all loving the game. The most obvious guess would be a first-person shooter, given his experience in creating them. However, West also has experience in making massively popular games and that could give Epic Games an advantage.

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