A science-fiction shooter to rival Halo is currently being shopped by the former bosses of Modern Warfare developer, Infinity Ward.
Vince Zampella and Jason West apparently came up with the idea while still at Infinity Ward, and are now developing the idea at Respawn Entertainment.
Activision claims the new IP is a sci-fi shooter in a report on the company's recent settlement with Electronic Arts.
"Activision has sought access to details about Respawn's work for Electronic Arts on a new game that has not been revealed," reads the report.
"Activision claimed the pair had discussed creating a science-fiction shooter intended to challenge the "Halo" franchise, but instead of delivering that game gave it to Redwood City-based Electronic Arts."
Respawn will not be at E3 this year, although leaked EA marketing material suggests a fiscal 2013 release. However, considering EA is publishing sci-fi shooter Crysis 3 in March 2013, an early 2013 seems unlikely.
It is unclear what action, if any, Activision would take if the game was ever released.
Source: Associated Press
By Gaetano Prestia - Bio