Respawn Entertainment is a game development studio founded by two former Infinity Ward developers, Jason West and Vince Zampella. The company was founded a month after West and Zampella's dismissal from Infinity Ward in March 2010 by Activision. Electronic Arts provided the seed capital who started the company.
Zampella is the General Manager and West is the current president.
The company has a publishing deal with EA Partners, and Electronic Arts will have the right to publish the company's first game, along with potential sequels and spin-offs. Respawn Entertainment will still own and maintain control of their intellectual property as an independent studio, however.
They are currently in the process of hiring a team to work on an, as of yet unannounced project.