Robert Bowling Leaving Infinity Ward (UPDATED)

For the past few years, Call of Duty has been the biggest franchise in the gaming world, and the public face of the franchise (all the West/Zampella noise aside) has been Robert Bowling. As Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist, Bowling spent tons of time on Twitter talking Call of Duty with fans, members of the press, and anyone else who happened along. He was also the front man at major events like E3 and Call of Duty XP. Basically, Bowling was Call of Duty to millions of fans. Until today.

As you can see above, Bowling just announced on Twitter that he’s resigning today from his position at Activision today. He has yet to respond to questions from a number of folks, including us, as to what’s next for him. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon. I’m sure he’ll let us know through his Twitter.

Heck, even the parody Twitter account of Kaz Harai has commented on this news:

We’ve contacted Activision for comment on this announcement. Of course, we wish Mr. Bowling only the best wherever he may be headed.

UPDATE: Activision has responded to our request for comment with this statement:

“We sincerely thank Robert for his many years of service. He’s been a trusted and valued member of the Infinity Ward team. We wish him all the best on his decision to pursue future opportunities.”

UPDATE: Robert Bowling posted the following tweet this evening, noting that he would share the details of his next “adventure” on Twitter in the future. From all of this, one could deduce that A) Bowling left Activision of his own accord–he noted that he “resigned”– and B) it doesn’t appear he left to work somewhere else, at least not immediately–hence the “Whatever adventure is next” talk. This is all speculation, of course. We’ll update this post when we know more.

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3 Comments on Robert Bowling Leaving Infinity Ward (UPDATED)

Kyle

On March 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Thank God, see ya.

Alfred

On March 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

Someone should throw a party filled with dead mans hand and support killstreaks. Good bye Robert trolling. You should go destroy another game franchise.

G.A.R.B.A.G.E

On March 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

Image NSFW , relevant to MW2 and MW3 and Bowling’s job with Infinity Ward. http://imageshack.us/f/518/iraqiminby1.png/

Bowling should be able to retire now after MW2 and 3.
But let me throw this rumor out there…

Robert Bowling is going to work at EA with Vince Zampella and Jason West to help lie / hype / promote/ f’up their project as soon as his Non-Compete Clause has expired at Activision.