EA Claim That The Formation Of Respawn Entertainment Just Fell Into Their Lap.

But there's no hard feelings between the EA duo and competition over at Activision. In fact in the very same interview the EA pair go on to say they wish Bungie all the best in their new alliance with the company.

Frank told Gamasutra:

“Infinity Ward, what they were was a spectacular development organization. Jason [West] and Vince [Zampella] and their team there, clearly created and did things in the entertainment business have never been done before in gaming.

“So lots of respect to them. Those guys are big players.

“The fact that we were able to take advantage of an opportunity that came our way and partner with Respawn and create a relationship with them has been spectacular, something that we’re very excited about. It’s a key part of how we’re growing our EA Partners business going forward.

“That was something that fell into our laps, after they were terminated and announced they were free and independent, and we went for it. The fact that those guys are doing what they’re doing, we’re very excited."

When asked about Bungie's recent deal with Activision, Goodrich seemed pretty stoked about it all.

"Bottom line is that we, and most of us in the building, we're shooter fans. So first and foremost, we love shooter games. And all those individuals you mentioned create phenomenal first-person shooters, and we wish them the best of luck, as consumers. We also have our heads down and we're building a game right now, and we've missed a lot of stuff going on. But we wish them the best of luck, and we can't wait to see what they come up with."