There are various stories this morning stating that Jason West has left Respawn Entertainment, citing unnamed sources close to the developer.
The reason given is “family issues”, and there’s also the claim that West is retiring. Another rumour suggests that West has not been active in the development of the studio’s first title for a number of months.
Jason West, who originally co-founded Infinity Ward, founded Respawn Entertainment with fellow Infinity Warder Vince Zampella after a fallout with Activision over various legal issues surrounding the Call Of Duty games.
This fallout led to many Infinity Ward staff leaving to join West and Zampella at Respawn.
The departure follows the announcement that Respawn will be present at this year’s E3 to show what they have been working on. So far we’ve only had a rather blurry tease from the studio, which was released in June 2011.
There hasn’t been any official word from Respawn Entertainment as of yet regarding this departure, but we’ll update as soon as we hear anything more.