Robert Bowling has been
keeping busy since since leaving his post as Call of Duty's creative
strategist. This week, the former Infinity Ward alumnus told Game Informer he is striking out on his own to head a new “developer development
studio” called Robotoki.
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," he explained, adding the studio will
be completely self-funded and run by like-minded partners.
Robotoki's first trick, Bowling said the studio will be developing a
title for next-gen consoles, PCs, and mobile devices that will focus
on “creating a universe first, experiences second, and game
mechanics last”. He noted the project will blur the lines between
video game systems, allowing players to add to their experience
over various platforms.
to Robotoki's approach to gameplay, he added: “Our focus is
creating an experience that is no longer strictly single player,
strictly co-op, or strictly multiplayer, but adapting the strengths
of each of these into a unique experience that is fueled by the
actions and contributions in each.”
is no stranger to solo ventures. In 2011, he took a breather from his
work at Infinity Ward to pen the children's book “Look!” (read: Call of Duty creative strategist unveils new children's book). Keep
tabs on his latest endeavour at the newly launched Robotoki website.