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Respawn co-founder working on new Epic games

After going after games exclusivity, Epic is still recruiting top talent to make new titles

By Derek Strickland from Apr 12, 2019 @ 14:17 CDT

Epic Games is still actually making games outside of Fortnite, and it recently hired some top talent to help coordinate those projects.

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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. But now West is back, and he's joined forces with billion-dollar juggernaut Epic Games. The news comes from long-time journalist Geoff Keighley who says West has been working with Epic for a month now on "game development efforts."

Epic hasn't announced any news--the company is quite busy managing the rather ramshackle Epic Store and its battle royale sensation Fortnite--but we shouldn't be surprised at game dev ramp-ups. It's uncertain what West is working on but it's likely shooter-related given his repertoire.

NEWS SOURCES:Twitter.com


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