Vince Zampella: Call Of Duty Franchise Was Sort Of A Revenge On EA
Vince Zampella is known as the creator of the mega franchise known as Call Of Duty. However, Zampella had to part ways with Infinity Ward and Activsion in a bitter fashion. Now, the developer has co-founded Respawn Entertainment, which is known for Titanfall and the upcoming Titanfall 2.
Now the Vince Zampella has opened up about the Call Of Duty franchise, and also revealed that Call Of Duty franchise was created as a revenge on Electronic Arts. Speaking with IGN, Zampella was asked that where the idea of Call Of Duty came and was it a F-you to the Medal Of Honor Franchise? To this he responded “a little bit”.
Vince Zampella further said that following the success of Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault, EA wanted to take the ownership of the studio.
Originally when we formed Infinity Ward we were working with EA. We had a deal to do the sequel to Medal of Honor,. Allied Assault did so well that EA wanted to pull it in house, so they tried to force us to come be part of EA. We didn’t want to do that.
He further said that when EA tried to strong arm the studio decided to move away from EA and start with Activsion to one-up the Medal Of Honor franchise with Call Of Duty.
Once they tried to strong-arm us, we decided we don’t want to be part of EA. As a team we decided that isn’t what we set out to do. We ended up going and working with Activision, and yeah, Call of Duty was kind of a response to that.
Vince Zampella’s new studio Respawn Entertainment’s next game Titanfall 2 is just a couple of weeks away from launch, which has already gone gold and is ready to be shipped. Titanfall 2 launches on October 28 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.