Epic Games Has Reportedly Hired Infinity Ward Co-Founder Jason West

Ruben Fields
April 14, 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.

At the moment, those efforts primarily revolve around Fortnite. This must be a big addition to the company in terms of game development. Jason West, however, left Respawn in 2013 after founding it and left Vince Zampella in charge as the CEO.

Today it was revealed that Jason West, the co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment, has been hired by Epic Games. What that could be, however, is unknown. West was also at Respawn for part of Titanfall's development.

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It's not clear if Jason West is working directly on Fortnite at Epic Games as of now. Even though Epic is now known for the mega-hit Fortnite, they'll surely continue to make more titles in the future, especially with how much revenue Fortnite has brought in for the company.

Respawn's latest project in the in the Titanfall franchise is the hit battle royale game Apex Legends. Earlier he was the co-founder and president of most famous Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward. Considering his pedigree, it's not hard to see why. However, there has been no confirmation from Epic Games regarding what kind of work West has been, and will be, doing for them.

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