Nexon partners with ex-Call of Duty developer

Korean free-to-play firm Nexon has invested in Robert Bowling's Los Angeles-based studio; the deal will involve the development of "future games based on multi-screen, cross-platform gameplay."

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.

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18 comments
yanni1
yanni1

Bowling was a community manager, had nothing to do with the games development.

DrkeX
DrkeX

you guys realized he COD because he said the serious was not evolving, it was same old same old.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

An ex cod developer huh. He must be really good at copy and paste.

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

i like nexon and i did like Robert's work, hopefully this will commend his future inn the industry 

Adavanter
Adavanter

He was at IW during some of it's worst CoD games. He was more of the face/community manager back then as well. Plus I'm pretty sure he formed up a studio with him being the only former IW employee...

So why exactly should be excited? Wake me when Respawn is talking about their game.

DownHill911
DownHill911

It is almost impossible to make GOOD content for wide audience if you are totally arrogant.

But you can always sell it, no matter how much it sucks.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Well now we *know* whatever they make is gonna suck.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Personally I would not trust anything that this man has to say or sell related to gaming.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

I was waiting for this lying turd to float back up again.

Should have stayed flushed

Gaming-Planet
Gaming-Planet

Get ready for all the useless microtransactions Nexon has to offer.

Moofey
Moofey

IMO, any situation where Nexon wins is one where gamers lose.

P2W, hacker saturated games since 2005.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

human element sounds like any other zombie game....

Mongol812
Mongol812

Trashed. No idea what this means.


spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

@_Silent_Jay_ @Adavanter Actually he was a community manager. There are plenty of interviews where he is identified as such. He's had other roles there as well.  That's the funny thing about working at a company, your job title can change as you get promoted or seek other opportunities with a company.