Submitted by movements 2004d ago | news

Respawn Entertainment: We Want Respect

Jason West and Vince Zampella are in the driver's seat now, heading a new independent studio named Respawn Entertainment. A partnership forged with EA gives the men full control over all the games they create, something that was not possible while at Infinity Ward.

Things are looking good now, and according to Jason West, all they want is a little respect. (Culture)

spinbot_lv1  +   2004d ago
this explain many things.I love their games and their philosophy.I'm sure modern warfare 2 was rushed by kotick and the other activision heads.because the first modern warfare was perfect.this is the only reason why the game is full of glitches.
SpaceSquirrel  +   2004d ago
I think EA already gave them a ton of respect.
movements  +   2004d ago
Not just from EA, but I think Respawn is asking for respect on the behalf of other developers also.

This will definitely begin a trend where we see developers will own their IPs...

Instead of the big money-hungry publishers...
ExposingLames  +   2004d ago
sounds good....Step 1 to getting respect.....actually break out of the most over done, ran into the ground genre ever created....the FPS

do something new or something innovative....at the very least make a TPS, and i dont mean the quality like it was in MW2

FPS games are a dime a dozen, and a dev thats ambition doesnt leave its minute, overdone confort zone deserves none....sure you can respect valve for what they DID.....but now they are just sitting behind and bleh
movements  +   2004d ago
The two men are not only asking for respect for themselves it would seem, but also for other devs in the industry who get treated like dirt by the publishers after they've help them build fortunes.

Also, there is a trend taking place.... More and more developers instead of publishers are owning their own work.

Sometimes bad things must happen in order for good to come.
movements  +   2004d ago
The lack of dedicated serves on the PC version of MW2 wasn't the fault of West and Zampella or Infinity Ward for that matter; Activsion called all the shots..

And the ones they called were bad...Really bad.
erathaol  +   2004d ago
Respect needs to be earned, and if you have it, don't lose it by becoming arrogant.
DarkTower805  +   2004d ago
They ask for respect...yet they now climb in bed with EA!!! The only company out there that nickel and dimes it's customers more than Activision? Not such a great move imo.
lokiroo420  +   2004d ago
Here we go, these guys are going to play the poor poor victim, "Ohh how activision held us back and hurt our dream for mw2, oooohhh the treated us so wrong." BS, like the higher ups at activision have any clue about developing games. These guys are going to churn out mw clone after clone.
xTruthx  +   2004d ago
Above, I dont think they need to know anything about developing games. Activition is the one who gives them the $ to make the game, when they stop receiving it, it means the game should be done. IW is controlled by activition, they say when they game should be released even if IW doesn't want to.
-Alpha  +   2004d ago
EA has taken a backseat lately. They wanted to charge for BC2 maps but DICE firmly made it clear to them that they wanted maps to be free for the community. EA listened.

If Respawn Entertainment wants respect they'll have to earn it. I blame Acti for MW2 but IW also. I don't know who screwed what but MW2 failed when it should have been a huge success. Somebody didn't deliver.

RE will get my respect when they push their new titles out. I support them by default, but respect has to be earned. I find nothing wrong with them going with EA, as long as they don't get pushed around like IW did.

Personally, I think Sony should have picked them up since Sony is by far the best guys to work with from what I've seen. Of course, they want to stay multiplatform so EA isn't too bad
lightningsax  +   2004d ago
Earning your respect? What? You can tell that these guys didn't read the actual article.

They're talking about respect from their supervising company, which is a perfectly okay thing to ask for, if a bit vague. Throwing the "respect" word out there is more about promoting intellectual property ownership rights across the industry. They're trying to imply to both big company CEO's and game creators that IP ownership rights in contracts are a matter of respect, all the while giving themselves a bit of bolstering since that's the crux of the lawsuit debacle. I don't think that's a bad thing, but it is what it is.

Do you guys honestly think they need to ask for respect from the fans that bought insane amounts of copies of their last game? I sure don't.
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jjohan35  +   2004d ago
@ lokiroo420
You're actually right. Activision offered I think $50 million to develop MW2, but Infinity Ward said they didn't need that much money and scaled down the budget. So I'm not entirely sure if Activision is PURELY at fault for all the bugs and glitches in MW2.
meetajhu  +   2004d ago
Ok we'll pay respect. A good multiplayer game with dedicated servers and low cost.
Redempteur  +   2004d ago
without bugs and glitches too
-Mezzo-  +   2004d ago
Respawn Entertainment: We Want Respect
Well you immediately got that from me when you quit those (Greedy B*TARDS) Activision.
LordMarius  +   2004d ago
Didnt Infinity Ward rejected MILLIONS of dollars for MW2?
Im sure these two had something to do with that. Infinity Ward employees should stop playing the victim here, cuz they are both at fault
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Fishy Fingers  +   2004d ago
Supposedly they were offered a "blank cheque" for the development costs and they disregarded that for what they thought adequate.

Again, supposedly, because theis comes from the net, you never really know for sure what actually happened.
ClownBelt  +   2004d ago
Make a good game first then you'll get my respect.
Silly gameAr  +   2004d ago
I would say treat every platform equally and don't play favorites like IW.

I wish Respawn Ent. much success. Just don't sell out and realize that more than one type of gamer buys your games.
tigertron  +   2004d ago
Respawn, you'll get even more if you make us a good game. Not that previous titles IW made weren't good, they were...I just want to see some good titles come from Respawn.
AngryFork  +   2004d ago
You won't get it from me if you make games like MW2.

Hardcore first, casual noobs later.
DelbertGrady  +   2004d ago
Bobby Kotick presents Run n' Gun 7: Special Episodic Content Edition.
Gun_Senshi  +   2004d ago
Respect is EARNED
stop begging and earn it
-MD-  +   2004d ago
Impress me with your studio's first game and you'll get respect.
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AliTheBrit19  +   2004d ago
Yah, what I was going to say

Like Rocksteady

And Media Molecule.
Revvin  +   2004d ago
I know the kids out there love to hate what they see as a big corporation but I don't think this is all Activision's fault. I don't trust West or Zampella. It sounds to me like they want their cake and eat it. As a publisher would you trust that pair not to take your money, develop a game, make it a successful franchise and then run off to the next publisher who offers them big bucks after you got them off the ground? Thats why publishers expect to hold the rights over the IP. Respect is earned, its not a right.
GamerPS360  +   2003d ago
These 2 are no different than Bobby Kotick himself.
F all, No money from me to either of them.
BYE  +   2004d ago
Guys, read the original interview...

This title hardly describes what they really meant.

It's put together with words taken out of context to get this site more hits. Shame that so many people jump onto it.
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Thepro318  +   2004d ago
My dream majorty of iw developers leave go to respawn an Ea let theses guys develop Black 2
miacosa  +   2004d ago
Respect is earned
to date this new studio has yet to produce a quality product. I'm sure with the talent they are starting too gather it will follow some day soon.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2004d ago
I wonder how MS's new studio Spawn Point thinks of the new studio Respawn.

Seems like the IW guys could of come up with a better name at least. And having a blow out with a mega game publisher then jumping right into another mega game publisher with similar crappy reputation. These guys are all about money...
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N2NOther  +   2003d ago
Even without reading the article anyone with a brain could surmise that they are talking about respect from their publisher. One of the main reasons I stopped coming here was because 90% of the people that comment here are the lowest common denominator of dumb.
Enigma_2099  +   2003d ago
Respawn Entertainment: We Want Respect
Fine... just do something to earn it.
Heartnet  +   2002d ago
u can never have "full" control over a video game the Publishers WILL come in and change some stuff.. no matter what they say
Heartnet  +   1999d ago
u want money more like!! jesus all these people trying to make em selves look good!

They shud never have sued Activision! i mean they were accused of doing work for EA ( i think ) and that was a "breach of contract" and now to prove Activision right their working for EA!

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