Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella has confirmed that his long time partner in collaboration - Jason West - has left the company to "take care of some family issues".
Here's Zampella statement, taken from the Respawn website, in full:
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.
West and Zampella co-founded Infinity Ward back in 2002 and created the Call of Duty franchise, having both worked on Medal of Honor: Allied Assault at 2015, Inc. They were fired from the company in March 2010, after which half of the studio's staff also walked out; and they set up Respawn Entertainment under EA's welcoming umbrella, and are working on an as-yet-unannounced title that they'll be showing off at this year's E3.