Another of the Infinity Ward old guard has left Activision. Community Relations Manager and Creative Strategist Robert Bowling announced via Twitter on Monday that he has left the Call of Duty developer and is no longer an employee of Activision.
Bowling’s announcement was terse, reading, “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.”
Known for his handle fourzerotwo, He had been with Infinity Ward since 2006 and had worked on every title the studio made since Call of Duty 2, including all three Call of Duty: Modern Warfare titles.
Activision issued a statement printed at Kotaku that read, “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.”
So far this parting seems more amicable than the very sudden dismissal of Infinity Ward president Jason West and co-founder Vince Zampella in 2010. Those Infinity Ward heads were fired from Activision for “breaches of contract and insubordination.” The breach in question was apparently a meeting with Electronic Arts, the very same publisher Zampella and West started a new studio, Respawn Entertainment, with later that same spring.