Infinity Ward's face of Call of Duty steps down

Robert Bowling resigns from role as creative strategist for first-person shooter developer, leaves Activision entirely.

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One of the names most closely associated with the Call of Duty franchise has stepped away from Activision, as Robert Bowling today announced on his Twitter account that he is resigning from his role as creative strategist for the series.

The former face of Call of Duty has less dirt and fewer scars than you might expect.
The former face of Call of Duty has less dirt and fewer scars than you might expect.

"Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision," Bowling wrote.

As of press time, Bowling had not returned a request for comment on the reasons for his departure or what he plans to do next. The split appears to be amicable, however, judging by a post on the Twitter account of his now-former employer, Infinity Ward.

"We wish Robert all the best. Thanks for everything," the studio posted on its account. As for who will fill Bowling's shoes, the Infinity Ward Twitter post merely suggested that interested gamers follow @infinityward for future updates on the Modern Warfare series and all matters related to the studio.

Bowling had been with Infinity Ward since 2006 and previously served as the studio's community relations manager.

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