Respawn co-founder Jason West is the next Epic exclusive

Infinity Ward and Respawn co-founder Jason West has joined Epic Games – report

Industry insider Geoff Keighley broke the news of West's hiring over Twitter.

Now, they've gone ahead and hired Jason West, a former co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment.

Epic Games has been flexing its financial muscle fueled by the wildly successful Fortnite battle royale game.

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Epic Games is known for their poaching skills, getting even the best of developers to become exclusive to their DRM. While West was at Infinity Ward, the developer worked on Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. West left Respawn Entertainment in 2013, just three years after founding the developer.

For more information regarding Jason West's move to Epic Games, be sure to keep your eye on Mammoth Gamers news! Keighley stated that West was "quietly" hired by Epic Games, and that he had been working from their office for "about a month". It also created the popular Gears of War franchise and the Unreal Tournament series. Epic Games does not have any officially announced games in development beyond their current work on Fortnite and the Epic Games store.

This will be the first gaming project that Jason West will be a part of since his departure from Respawn Entertainment. Epic will continue to make more games in the future, but with West tagging along, who knows what'll come out next?

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