Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Jason West, the co-founder of the company and co-creator of the Call Of Duty franchise, has left to take care of some family issues. In a post on Respawn's official website, West's creative partner, Vince Zampella, confirmed West's departure.
"Jason has left Respawn to take care of some family issues," Zampella said. "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," he continued. "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."
West founded Respawn with the former co-director of the Call Of Duty franchise, Zampella, after the pair acrimoniously parted company with Activision, following the release of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.