Jason West's rumoured departure from Respawn Entertainment has been made official. Studio co-founder Vince Zampella has released a statement confirming that his business partner has left due to "family issues".
"Jason has left Respawn to take care of some family issues," Zampella wrote on the studio website
. "We have worked together on some amazing accomplishments over the years, starting with an early Segasoft project that never shipped.
"It is sad to see things come to an end, but there are times when change is best for growth, both personally and professionally. I wish Jason the best and send my best wishes to his family.
"Respawn continues to amaze me, the team here is resilient and talented. E3 will be therapeutic for us, as we finally get to start showing our work again. I know the team was excited about the response we got from just admitting we were going to attend."
West and Zampella are best known for their work on the Call of Duty
and Modern Warfare
franchise, having left Infinity Ward to form Respawn after being involved in an unfair dismissal lawsuit with former employers Activision.