Report: Jason West left Respawn due to internal feud

Original claim of 'family issues' disputed

Respawn Entertainment co-founder Jason West left the studio earlier this year due to a conflict with fellow co-founder Vince Zampella, a new report claims.


The studio, which formed following West and Zampella's controversial sacking from Infinity Ward in 2010, was working on Titanfall when West abruptly left the company earlier this year.

According to initial reports, West's departure was amicable and attributed to "family issues", however a new report in Vanity Fair suggests there was a conflict between West and Zampella.

According to Vanity Fair's sources, Zampella felt that West was "sabotaging the company", following West's supposedly "erratic" behavior during the duo's lawsuit against Activision.

While news of West's departure emerged in March, reports earlier this year suggested that West had been mostly absent from the studio since May 2012.

West and Zampella formed Respawn Entertainment in 2010 following a long running dispute with Activision. Filed in December 2010, Activision's $400 million contract-interference suit alleged that EA had attempted to lure the Call of Duty creators away from Activision.

Respawn Entertainment's first title, Titanfall, will release for Xbox One and PC.