Robert Bowling, most well known for his work as Community Manager of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise, has announced that his departure from Infinity Ward was for a greater plan. Not content with being in the sidelines as a “cheerleader” of sorts, Bowling has formed his own Video Game Development Studio called Robotoki. The company has already begun to describe, through Rob, their desire to create cohesive experiences that can transcend various gaming devices without becoming redundant, dumbed down, or lost in translation.
As Lee Bradley reports,
“According to Bowling, Robotoki wants to focus on “creating a universe first, experiences second, and game mechanics last” so that it can produce “experiences that transcend platforms and genres and allow our players to connect to our world, their characters, and gameplay via any medium”. Which all sounds rather grand, doesn’t it?
“However, how they experience the world is unique to their device,” continued Bowling. “The mobile / tablet experience should not mimic the console or PC experience, it should be additive to it, not supplemental. Allowing them to support their console and PC experience, continue their progression, but by experiencing the world in a meaningful and unique way.”
“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.””
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