Call of Duty Creators Working On a "Sci-Fi-Oriented Shooter"

Respawn Entertainment, the new studio founded by Call of Duty creators Jason West and Vince Zampella following their messy split from Activision, is of course working on a shooter. But what kind of shooter? A future shooter, that's what.

The game is being published by EA, and at an event earlier today EA Games' Frank Gibeau said that, alongside Insomniac's Overstrike, Respawn's title is one of two "sci-fi-oriented shooters" on the company's books.

This isn't too surprising; it had long been rumoured that Infinity Ward (at least when Zampella and Young were still there) was working on a sci-fi shooter, so it must be great for the pair to actually get the chance to make it.

Gibeau says this will allow EA to finally compete directly with games like Halo and Gears of War in a genre the company has traditionally had little clout.

Call of Duty Creators Working On a "Sci-Fi-Oriented Shooter"

E3 2011: Respawn title is a 'sci-fi shooter', will 'compete with Halo, Gears' - EA [CVG]