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Robert Bowling Resigns From Infinity Ward

Respawns elsewhere?

Robert Bowling has this evening resigned from Infinity Ward (and, naturally, Activision).

“Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision,” he tweeted.

The news comes rather unexpectedly, with Bowling, who goes by the handle fourzerotwo, is a very public figurehead for the Call of Duty brand.

I don’t know the guy personally, but I wish him all the best in whatever he does next.

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29 Comments
  1. Burgess_101
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I would expect the natural movement over to Respawn. Surprised though he is rather well known to everyone.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:25.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      yeah, hence the excerpt for the story. makes sense to me.

      Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:47.
  2. Death_In_Flamez
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Crazy news, cannot believe he’s leaving especially with all the campaigning he’s done to make COD a more accessible experience :/ Guess he’s finally had enough of it and good luck to him (hoping for a move to Respawn)

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:25.
  3. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I really hope he joins Respawn, he knows what the community want how to deal with them (very important considering what the COD community is like!)
    I wish him all the best, not that he needs it, being the ‘Creative Strategist’/Community Manager of one of if not the biggest gaming franchise ever is one hell of a thing to put on your CV!

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:28.
  4. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Well that was unexpetected. I’m sure he won’t have a problem getting a job elsewhere though.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:41.
  5. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Wow, was not expecting that.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 22:44.
  6. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    His tweet is very matter-of-fact so perhaps he is, indeed, going to the dark side. :-)

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:02.
  7. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Just reading some of the crap this guy had to put up with. Jees.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:05.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      shocking isn’t it. He gets so much abuse!

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 10:19.
    • HoboCastro
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      It’s horrendous isn’t it. Attacking his sexuality, his family, his newborn child, publicating his address. It’s a wonder he put up with it for so long.

      As he said himself. His title should have been “Community punching bag”.

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 10:19.
  8. bigmac175
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Wow, that’s quite a surprise. Can understand why but still can’t believe it

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:23.
  9. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Good. Constantly lied about MW2 updates in the Infinity Ward forums for PS3, and only chose to answer Tweets where there was a positive answer. If they are going to make an individual the public face of MW, then at least make him honest. He claims to be a “Gamer, Geek, Dad” but showed little care in updating the community with the horrendous MW2 hacking situation, despite us lining his pockets.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:31.
    • Muskyy
      Member
      Since: Dec 2011

      Hopefully this is a sign that what the old IW team is doing is going to be something to look forward to. The poor excuse of game called MW3 is miles behind the enjoyabilty of CoD4, MW2 and even BLOPS.

      Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:38.
  10. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Resigned. Makes a change from reading about job losses every other day but unlike those poor souls, he won’t have any problem finding another job.

    Comment posted on 26/03/2012 at 23:38.

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