Respawn attending E3 2013

Vince Zampella says company will attend annual gaming expo this June, though it's not clear if game will be announced.

Respawn Entertainment, founded by veteran Call of Duty designers Jason West and Vince Zampella, will have a presence at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. Zampella made it clear today in a tweet, which read, "Yes, we will finally be at E3."

It is not clear if Respawn Entertainment will merely be in attendance at the event or if the studio will have an official presence, perhaps related to its long-awaited new game with Electronic Arts. Zampella alluded to the latter, adding, "I have no intention of showing up empty handed! I can't say anything else right now."

Representatives from Respawn and EA were not immediately available to comment.

Respawn skipped E3 2011 E3 2012 and has kept its first project out of sight thus far. Outside of a blurry screenshot and news that the game will be published by Electronic Arts, no further firm information is available concerning the studio's maiden title.

Speculation on the project has suggested it will be a first-person science-fiction shooter that may support 3D and could ship by March 2013.

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gruntgr
gruntgr

Vince Zampirella founded  IW back in 2002, along with 22 people that worked on MoH : Allied Assault, 11 years later he returned back to EA, kissing the  same feet that he was spitting  at. 

Ironic isn't it ?  

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Yeah, I don't really expect another COD style game from them, I really expect more of a SALMON or a TILAPIA.  Some other kind of fish.

Azure_Nova
Azure_Nova

Finally, the people who made MW1 and MW2 amazing are coming back to destroy this monstrosity that CoD has become! There are rumors floating around that RespawnEnt. is making their own version of MW3.

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

please for the love of gaming give us an original game!!

WarFox89
WarFox89

Please make a game that will destroy the COD milking cow

Daian
Daian

This article is senseless, OF COURSE they'll show the game, it's not like he announced he's gonna be there and then he'll just pop out on stage, say "Hi, I'm here" and then leave :|.

sid_zeitgeist13
sid_zeitgeist13

whats with the 3d buzz?? hope they disclose it in e3.

DrKill09
DrKill09

What took you so long?  Treyarch have been milking your series to death for a long time now.  Please give us a GOOD shooter, like COD 1, 2, and 4.

rann89
rann89

If you're not going to show a game, don't bother showing up. 

And for the commenters, the "March 2013" thing came from an article made in February 2012. He was just mentioning past speculation about a game that better be damn good considering it's been "in progress" for half a decade.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Hopefully they will be showing what they've been working on. I'm anticipating it.

GovtCheese
GovtCheese

'Could ship by March 2013.'

Nope. No way is a game shipping next month, especially since it's a few months prior to E3. I'd believe March 2014 though.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the only enjoyable entry this gen as far as I'm concerned. Looking forward to see what they come up with.

sinn_exit
sinn_exit

E3 is gonna be fucking insane this year. New games, new consoles (hopefully booth babes) and of course Re-spawn making an appearance. 

Get the pop corn and beers guys ... 2013 is going out with a bang

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

finally! I'm really curious with their new game. If it's gonna be a sci-fi shooter, the battle between EA-Respawn and Activision-Bungie would be inevitable and of course, EPIC!

AMG
AMG

Looking forward to finally seeing what the real Infinity Ward has planned next. Activision is sweating bullets right about now.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

thats good. but i hope its not a futuristic shooter

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Ah the real Modern Warfare 2 with dedis , normal FoV and not full of hackers.

deltron77
deltron77

wait? why does it say "and could ship by March 2013" that doesnt make sense. if the first time we see it is june, how is going to ship in march? am i the only one confused by this?

whackyq
whackyq

What is that blurry picture suppose to be?

DomZeal
DomZeal

PS4 vs. (the new) Xbox = Bungie vs. Respawn

DomZeal
DomZeal

Definitely the grand finale of Microsoft conference

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

As if EA will ever allow them to make anything but a COD clone lol.

1nUrF4c3
1nUrF4c3

don't think they'll develop somethin worth playin', but i'm hopin though...

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

I wonder what crap they'll make. Switching from Activision to EA is hardly a change...

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Inb4 disappointing rehash of previous games in the same vein as Bungie and Destiny.

pedram_iv
pedram_iv

I'm eager to see what this game will be.

Mcgee23
Mcgee23

E3 this year is going to be insane.

Cannot wait. 

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@Daian Well...that's what the Final Fantasy guy did during Sony's presentation.

TheLonDonE
TheLonDonE

@warhawk-smakaho  it came ages ago, its called BATTLEFIELD 3! granted the console versions at 30fps an less players is gimped, but still since i started playing bf3 on pc an ps3, now cod just feels like a kids game,next generation, when bf4 will be native 1080p at 60fps on PS4, with 64 players, cod will be history! even with a new engine, cod wont have nothing on battlefield! without vince zampella an jason west infinity ward cannot innovate in cod, an so when respawn an dice release the next gen games, they will destroy cod, i used to love cod, till they stopped innovating, an the series became stale, bf3 is on another whole level, an yes ps4 can easily run bf3 or bf4 native 1080p60, once optimised!

draken2533
draken2533

@Total_mischief The sad thing is West and Zampella both had to fight tooth and nail against activision just to put out MW cause they wanted another WW2 shooter and it was huge and then the milking began.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

@deltron77 Obviously they are going to ship nothing within the next month...not sure why that comment was thrown in there. Especially since that information is a year old.

fatee
fatee moderator

@Kr3isen They are not under license. Respawn owns full creative control: AKA they can make w/e they want.

NightDrifter05
NightDrifter05

@Jawehawk-DK It's a huge change when you realize they aren't forced by EA in what they do. They are part of the EA Partner program which is 100% completely different then what they were with Activision. All EA did was give them money and they don't force a date and force them to build the game Activision wanted. The EA Partner program gives them way more freedom and all creative control unlike Activision.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@wizzzer_thy_133 I doubt it. EA's ''quality expectations'' were very high for that one. So high that they stopped the project.

draken2533
draken2533

@TheLonDonE @warhawk-smakaho according to sales your wrong on every level. But it is coming and i can't wait for BF4, BF3 on console was no where near CoD but on PC it crushed CoD. Add in what respawn is cooking up  and activision could possibly be crushed next gen!

moleyUK
moleyUK

@wwlettsome @deltron77  

You may have missed the beginning of the sentence where it mentions "Speculation on the project has suggested..."

That last paragraph is just a round-up of some of the various bits of rumour and speculation surrounding the project. They are not meant to be taken as facts.

 

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@NightDrifter05 @Jawehawk-DK 

until they make an ip thats worth something then EA will exploit it.  Thats how EA works they lure u in with sweet nothings and take ur stuff then shut you down...

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

@BlackBaldwin @NightDrifter05 @Jawehawk-DK Yeah, but THEY CAN'T DO THAT. Respawn have total, complete control over their IP and their studio because they own it. Respawn are not owned by EA. Infinity Ward is owned by Activision. See the difference?