Archive for April 12, 2010

Call of Duty creators joins EA

JASON WEST AND VINCE ZAMPELLA FORM

‘RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT’

All-New Independent Development Studio

Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Agreement with EA

April 12, 2010 – Today, Jason West and Vince Zampella, creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty franchise, announced the formation of a new development studio — Respawn Entertainment. The move positions the Respawn Entertainment leadership team as the owners of the intellectual property they create. The company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences. The studio is currently assembling a world-class team of designers, artists and engineers. Applicants can submit resumes to jobs@respawn.com.   

Respawn is pleased to also announce that it has awarded Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), through the distinguished EA Partners program, exclusive worldwide publishing and distribution rights to future games. Terms were not disclosed. West and Zampella are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Full press release after the jump!
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Battlefield 1943 wins awards again =)

Microsoft’s 2009 “Xbox Live Arcade Award” winners:

Best Overall Arcade Game

Trials HD

Best Original Game
Splosion Man

Best Family Game
Hasbro Family Game Night

Best Co-Operative Multiplayer

Battlefield 1943

Best Competitive Multiplayer

Battlefield 1943

Best Solo Game

Shadow Complex

Best Innovation

Trials HD

Best Graphics

Shadow Complex

Best Classic/Remake

Banjo-Tooie

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