COD Killer – A term we’ve been hearing about for more than two years now. That too ,by the same company Electronic Arts(EA). Lets rewind a bit,shall we?Back in 2010,after the release of Battlefield : Bad Company 2 when EA announced the reboot of the hugely successful franchise(Back in the days,Its COD now) Medal of Honor they said that they’re gonna take the throne from Activision. Well,that didn’t work out the way EA thought it would. It failed to match the Huge sales of Treyarch’s Black Ops. After that failure,EA announced the much awaited “Battlefield 3“. Everybody was amazed with the graphics,gameplay,and Frostbite 2 engine. EA got way too over-confident,so much that the company’s CEO went on to say in public that they were gonna take the throne from Activision and Call of Duty as the FPS Kings. Not just once, he went on to say that in almost every major gaming convention held this year. On the other hand,Activision’s CEO remained calm and thought that Actions would speaks louder than words….which he eventually proved. Battlefield 3 did great for the company and DICE but again…failed to match up to the expectations of EA.
That was a brief history of what EA always tend to say. Now,lets talk about Vince Zampella and Jason West,former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar franchise Call of Duty.
Every Gamer knows about the huge spat between Activision and Jason West and Vince Zampella(Infinity War Bosses),which eventually led to the dismissal of both of them,respectively. Ever since their departure from Activision they formed a new Company,”Respawn Entertainment”. The company struck a deal with EA for a new IP on which they’ve been working on for some time now.
The first Image of the game was revealed by the company back in summer this year.
About the game,Zampella said :”We’ve kind of been underground a little bit by design because we don’t have that much exciting to talk about,” Zampella said recently at the 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles. “But we are getting there.”According to Zampella, that’s why they relaunched the Respawn Entertainment website. That website offers a blurry images of the upcoming multi-platform title Electronic Arts is funding and publishing. Respawn owns the IP.The studio is now sixty employees strong. The studio’s website is doing a regular feature that introduces Respawn staffers. It’s worth a look.”We’re at the point where we are locked into an idea,” said Zampella. “We have office space and chairs and computers, which we didn’t have at the start.”
“There was a month where we were just sitting around in folding chairs in an empty office building, glass on the ground around us,” he continued. “It was fun it was kind of a reenergizing deal and kind of get back to your roots and what is important and what can we do.”
Lets hope this time EA does what it has been promising for more than two years now.