There have been reports that Jason West has left Respawn, the company he co-founded after the unpleasant split from activision. West's business partner Vince Zampella has released a statement on the Respawn official website confirming the news, and the reasons behind the departure.
"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."
News about West leaving Respawn started circulating yesterday, but until now official confirmation had come.
Respawn was born after the pair engaged in an unfair dismissal lawsuit against Activision. The publisher counter-sued with claims that the pair had secretly negotiated a deal with EA during their time at Infinity Ward. If you believe it or not, its sad to see Jason split form Respawn.