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Respawn Entertainment hires film veteran

July 18, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming

Respawn Entertainment's founders Jason West and Vince Zampella

When Infinity Ward saw trouble on the horizon with parent company Activision in 2010, two members departed the studio to form Respawn Entertainment. The company hasn’t released any games yet, but they have managed to hire film industry veteran Matt Codd as their new art director.

“Matt Codd has previously worked in the art department on films such as Saving Private Ryan, Twelve Monkeys and Serenity, but this is his first venture into the video game industry,” Gamasutra wrote.

Codd stated on Respawn’s site that he has been very interested into making the transition from films to gaming, as gaming provided a lot more freedom.

“Your mind gets so blurred working on movies and I think it was the other concept guys telling me that how they enjoyed working on games and how much more freedom and time for their imagination they had,” he said.

“So when I was asked to come and meet and do this game I thought ‘If all those things are true, I’d love to come do it’, and sure enough, it seems that way.”

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech Editor

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