The Ballad of West and Zampella

Jason West.

Former top game developer for 2015 Inc., co-founder and former president of Infinity Ward, and more recently co-founder of Respawn Entertainment. From the titles bestowed upon him alone, it’s easy to think of him as a major power player within the gaming industry, whose movements and maneuvers sent ripples that was felt by game enthusiasts everywhere.

And you’d be right.

For context, 2015 Inc. was the studio behind Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, one of the most highly regarded World War II first-person shooters…