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Epic Games snags Jason West, co-founder of Infinity Ward, Respawn Entertainment

14 April 2019

"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. Before that, he was co-founder and president of Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward, where he worked alongside his fellow Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella.

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

According to a tweet from Geoff Keighley, West has apparently been at Epic Games for around a month already, which could mean the ex-Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment co-founder may already be working on something new. He's now at Epic Games, working on the company's game development efforts.

West left Respawn before the original Titanfall had even been revealed. West officially left Respawn back in 2013 due to family issues, and he hasn't had a visible presence in the game industry since.

Jason West has provided a sizeable contribution to the first-person shooter genre. Epic Games' Fortnite has more than 200 million players on PC, consoles, and mobile devices, and in 2018, it made $2.4 billion from sales of cosmetics and its battle pass. Epic will continue to make more games in the future, but with West tagging along, who knows what'll come out next?

Epic Games snags Jason West, co-founder of Infinity Ward, Respawn Entertainment