It seems that a crew of ex-Call of Duty developers from Infinity Ward have partnered with EA to start a new company, Respawn Entertainment, and that their first venture will be a sci-fi space shooter designed to conquer Halo. Respawn Entertainment was founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella, who were later joined by more developers from the CoD4 team. Now, back to the Halo-killer – this is some pretty big talk. I’m not about to defend Halo on any level because, honestly, I think fans make too much of it. Respawn Entertainment’s challenge isn’t going to be topping Halo in quality or innovation – which I don’t think is particularly difficult to do – it will be the fact that a large percentage of gamers are creatures of habit and unreasonably loyal, sometimes to the point of absurdity (yes, you fans out there trying to claim that FFXIII is actually worth the disc it comes on). Still, it will be interesting to see how they plan to bring this boast into reality. Watch this space.

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