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

Jason West

West's track record for developing shooters is pretty stellar and with Epic mostly focusing on games with guns, West is sure to be a good fit.

Jason West has been MIA in the games industry since 2013, when he left Respawn Entertainment, the studio he helped co-found alongside Vince Zampella.

He revealed on Twitter that Epic hired him to work on "its game development efforts", with West being in their North Carolina office "for about a month". The first is that West has not worked in the games industry for around six years.

At Infinity Ward, West and the rest of the team created the vaunted Call of Duty series for Activision.


West's new position at Epic comes just as quietly. 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.

This will be the first gaming project that Jason West will be a part of since his departure from Respawn Entertainment.

While much of the current news around Epic understandably focuses on Fortnite and the Epic Store, there's still a development studio there that is, presumably, working on original projects. However, West also has experience in making massively popular games and that could give Epic Games an advantage.

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