Robert Bowling tweets about his future plans
Ex-Infinity Ward developer wants to make amazing gameplay experiences by reconnecting to his roots.
Robert Bowling’s departure from Infinity Ward has been shrouded in mystery and conspiracy theories ever since he announced his resignation from the company last week. Many argued that he left on creative differences, wanting to provide free content for his games that Activision wouldn’t allow.
In a series of tweets today, Bowling revealed his plans for the future, giving an insight into what drove him to move on. The former Modern Warfare creative strategist said that big budgets are no longer necessary to make “amazing gameplay experiences”, and it was “time to reconnect to our roots” to make these experiences possible.
“Back to back pitch meetings for the last 9 hours. Thanks to everyone who met up today, you’ve made me fall back in love with game design,” he said.
“I’m in no rush. It’s about taking your time, finding something you’re passionate about. I want to fall in love with it again.”
“There’s far too many amazing things happening in our industry right now to be content spending life on just 1.”
“It’s the year of change Dean. Big budgets are no longer necessary for amazing gameplay experiences. Time to reconnect to our roots.”