Monday, March 26, 2012

Robert Bowling resigns

Infinity Ward's creative strategist / community manager has resigned today. Robert Bowling, aka Fourzerotwo announced his resignation on Twitter:
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.

This means that Robert Bowling no longer works for Infinity Ward or Activision as he has resigned from his position. This follows last year's spectacle, when a vast majority of the developers behind Call of Duty left Infinity Ward after two of its founders were fired by Activision. Those developers went on to form Respawn Entertainment, which is a gaming company under EA.

Infinity Ward's twitter account also reacted to Bowling's resignation:
We wish Robert all the best. Thanks for everything. For continued MW updates & all things IW follow @infinityward.

Respawn Entertainment were also quick to make a statement:
For all those asking, @abbieheppe is still our Community Manager. You'll have to ask @fourzerotwo where he's headed next.

The question is: Why did Robert Bowling resign? Did he become tired of the harassment he faced on Twitter? Did Activision fire him? Did he dislike something that Activision did? Or did he simply just want to move on to other things?