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EA: Respawn title to compete with Halo and Gears

Respawn Entertainment, remember them? The studio founded by Infinity Ward co-founders Vince Zampella and Jason West has been working on a secret title ever since, and now it seems, one of the cats at least, is out of the bag.

EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau has revealed the studios new title is a “sci-fi oriented” game, which will allow the publisher to “compete with things like Gears and Halo”.

“In general we’re going to continue to follow our rotation strategy of giving studios a full two-year cycle to get a game built and polished to maximum quality, but we’re going to do it in a way that allows us to maximise technology investments like Frostbite 2, the online service models that we’re doing… we’re going to be able to trade team knowledge and increase the quality of the products year in, year out,” said Gibeau.

“The idea is to have that rotation happen with Battlefield and Medal of Honor and keep it fresh so you don’t burn the teams down or over-annualise the product lines.

“Titles like Respawn – and I think the Insomniac title is a little bit more of an action game than a pure shooter – we’ll sprinkle those in where we see opportunistic gaps, either in a release schedule or in a genre standpoint.”

Gibeau added: “Those typically are more sci-fi oriented shooters, where as the Medal of Honor and Battlefield brands are obviously more modern military oriented.

“So it allows us to pick and choose the best of the sci-fi shooters. It allows us to compete with things like Gears and Halo and put them on places in our release calendar where they’re not cannibalistic to the core business and that’s the essential strategy going forward.”

No details on a release date, however judging by his comments it seems that we will be seeing this new title at E3 2012, that’s unless it’s teased a little bit sooner.

Thanks, CVG.

Edited On 09 Jun, 2011

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