Korean free-to-play game company Nexon (MapleStory, Combat Arms) has made a strategic investment in Robotoki, the Los Angeles-based development studio headed up by Robert Bowling, a former creative strategist on the Call of Duty franchise.
While the terms of the investment were not disclosed, the partnership is a step toward the development of future titles based on Robotoki's multiscreen, cross-platform projects.
"We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge multi-platform, cross-genre games," Nexon president and CEO Seungwoo Choi said in a press statement.
"Robert Bowling's creativity and talent is evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire Robotoki team."
"Partnering with a games giant such as Nexon will allow us invaluable access to their expertise and world-class resources," Bowling added. "Nexon shares our focus on team and talent, as well as our commitment to revitalising and enhancing the gameplay experience, and we are thrilled to work together."
Robotoki was founded in April 2012, following Bowling's departure from Infinity Ward, which at the time was reported as amicable.
Robotoki is currently working on a first-person survival game called Human Element, which will reportedly combine action, strategy, and resource management to offer players multiple survival scenarios.
The game is due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2015 on next-generation consoles, PC, and iOS and Android devices.