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Respawn has shown EA 'nothing'

No game, art or plans exist - but publisher has full faith in new studio

Those hoping for some Respawn-related E3 goodness, look away now: EA Partners has told CVG that it's seen "nothing" by way of game designs from the nascent studio just yet.

But that's not to say that the publisher has any concerns. As although EA has "no idea what they're going to come up with", the firm told CVG it has an "inherent trust" in its new colleagues.

Oh, and you know all that recruiting business? It's going very nicely, apparently.

"We've seen absolutely nothing [from their new project] so far," EAP boss David DeMartini told CVG. "They have a space. We've been helping them get some furniture. They've been doing some great recruiting.

"It's crazy. I've had a chance to talk to them about this a little bit: You come in one day, you get fired and it's like 'what are we going to do now?' Then it's 'well, let's start this new thing'.

"Then they start the new thing, they've had a huge amount of success in their recruiting efforts - they're putting a great team together. But there's a lot of things that when you work as part of a corporation just get taken care of.

"When you're your own independent developer, be careful of what you wish for, because you've got to take care of all that stuff: You need an HR person, you need a location, you need electricity... You know, someone's got to turn the lights and water on and off... You need furniture and desks and computers and all kinds of things.

"The guys are assembling a team, they're getting settled. Once they assemble that team, they'll sit down and talk about some ideas. We have no idea what they're going to come up with, but we have an inherent trust in their understanding of how to come up with great things - and that's what they're going to do. We're going to really appreciate being partners with them."

Respawn was founded by ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella earlier this year.

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