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Submitted by jreilly 826d ago | news

Robert Bowling Opens Game Studio

After abruptly leaving developer Infinity Ward in late March, former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling is opening a game development studio called Robotoki.Speaking to Game Informer through e-mail today, Bowling said the decision to form his own company began immediately after resigning from his long-time position with Activision. (Android, iPad, iPhone, Next-Gen, Robert Bowling, Robotoki)

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Majin-vegeta  +   826d ago
"We have a lot to learn on how to treat talent.* *Coughcrapovisioncough*.

Good for him.
zeal0us  +   826d ago
I think going to Respawn Entertainment, where most of the former IW team is now, would have been a better move. I really don't see this studio living longer.
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adorie  +   826d ago
is Respawn independent? or under the EA umbrella?
snipes101  +   826d ago
@zealous...
Well, looking at Respawn's wiki page, they aren't any more proven besides the talent that they have. They haven't put a game out yet and, worse, they are partnered with EA through EA partners.

I don't know much about EA partners, but any affiliation with them seems to be poisonous to some extent for game developers.
CarlosX360  +   826d ago
I think Robert Bowling needs to think up a better name than "Robotoki" for a studio. 'Cause the twitter handle is taken. The only good thing it's done so far is take the facebook vanity name. The youtube channel is tken, as well.

The branding is going to be a hard sell at this point.
Relientk77  +   826d ago
I wonder if he is gonna try to start a new shooter franchise to compete with Call of Duty
shackdaddy  +   826d ago
Sounds like he got tired of being Activision's whipping boy. Good for him.
dvfaa  +   826d ago
good he was the best part of activision
rickybadman  +   826d ago
I'm really happy for him. After having to put up with Activision management and the COD community for all those years, he deserves this.
torchic  +   826d ago
according to some stuff I was hearing on twitter, he's developing a next-gen game.
Bagogames  +   826d ago
Dude/ette he just set up shop, let him get his coffee machine in the building before you start spreading his rumours about what he will or won't be making.

A next gen game takes capital, I doubt Robotoki will have any serious budget to play with for a while yet.
CarlosX360  +   826d ago
Hopefully Robert has either a good credit, business credit, or a hefty haul from his employment with Activision.
Columbo  +   826d ago
From the GameInformer article:
"Robotoki’s first project, which will be revealed later this year, is slated for release on next-gen consoles, PC, and mobile devices (iOS, Tablet, Android)."
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madara0sama  +   826d ago
“I wanted to create an environment where the creative vision holders held complete control over their work and could guide and maintain it from concept to execution."

Kinda like Valve.

He must of been really tired of Activision's milking. Good luck in the future Mr. Bowling.
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