Robert Bowling – or FourZeroTwo to Call of Duty fans – has, in a bit of a sudden, shocking revelation, announced that he’s left Infinity Ward, Activision, and the whole Call of Duty series. One of just a handful of high-profile Infinity Ward staffers who stuck around when things went ugly with Activision, Bowling was the corporate mouthpiece for series that got a lot of internet anger and hate directed at it.
Bowling broke the news via Twitter yesterday.
"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 said on the micro-blogging service.
"We wish Robert all the best. Thanks for everything," Infinity Ward responded.
Activision, meanwhile had a much more cookie-cutter comment:
“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,” the publisher said.
There’s no word of what Bowling will do next – or if perhaps he’ll Respawn elsewhere.
Last Updated: March 27, 2012