Almost three years on from Vince Zampella and Jason West’s departure from Infinity Ward and the Call of Duty franchise – forming Respawn Entertainment in the process – and the pair are now on the verge of launching mech-on-mech sequel Titanfall 2.
It’s set to deploy later this year across current-gen consoles and PC, but there’s another shooter that’s caught Zampella’s eye – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, to be specific.
Speaking to Eurogamer in the aftermath of E3, the Respawn co-founder revealed his impassioned message to Activision in light of the remaster’s announcement.
“I told them–don’t f*** it up,” Vince Zampella said with a laugh in an interview with Eurogamer. “That’s my on the record response. I rang them up and said, honestly, don’t f**k it up. It’s a huge part of people’s gaming memories.”
Both Zampella and Jason West have a long history with the Call of Duty franchise, after forming Infinity Ward all the way back in 2000 and working across the formative entries in the series and, most notably, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It was a successful tenure that ended in a fallout, however, after Activision fired both creators citing insubordination, before Zampella and West ultimately settled the lawsuit that ensued.
Looking forward, Titanfall 2 is on course to deploy on October 28 across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, on the other hand, will be bundled in with the premium versions of Infinite Warfare in November.