Source Did EA ever stop to thinking that they may have bought a bunk studio? I mean, Respawn is made only of some Infinity Ward devs. Infinity Ward has not made ANYTHING but Call of Duty. So you say "Hey, develop a game, and it can't be Call of Duty!" and they'll think, "Um, what else can be made?" Also, odds are they can't use any of their past game engines so they have to make a new one or use another engine that can be bought for them. Any game that comes from them will be either crap, a straight-up Call of Duty clone, or will never come. Seriously, if EA thinks Respawn will help them compete in the market of shooters, think again. Go invest some more into Battlefield and you'll have a worthy foe to CoD.