We didn't think it'd take long for former Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling to find work after leaving Activision last month, but we didn't anticipate that he'd be employing himself. In an exclusive with Game Informer digital on Monday, Bowling revealed the formation of his own studio, Robotoki. He also announced that his new digs will be pumping out titles for console and PC, as well as phones and tablets.

“As a developer, our focus is on creating a universe first, experiences second, and game mechanics last, “ Bowling told GI. “With focus being on universe, we aim to create experiences that transcend platforms and genres and allow our players to connect to our world, their characters, and gameplay via any medium: console, PC, or mobile.

“However, how they experience the world is unique to their device. 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."

Bowling's vision for the mobile space sounds like a dream. We haven't seen any game with the level of integration that he's suggesting his titles will have. Also, we don't see a lot of companion apps functioning as more than a database. This space has a lot of room to grow, so it'll be interesting to see what Robotoki does.

Robotoki will be funding its own projects, by the way. And we'll catch a glimpse of its first title by the end of this year. It's currently slated for next-gen consoles, iOS, and Android.

[via Game Informer]

  • Jeff Strong

    The IW branch of the COD series went quickly downhill as soon as he become the "Creative Strategist", not in terms of sales obviously, but in terms of quality. He started out as a community manager, and then suddenly he was making huge gameplay decisions in MW2, most of which made the game more silly and spammy......anyway, I don't have high hopes for his company.

  • TomCrown

    Activison had more to do with the downhill nature of COD than Bowling. The pending law suit will hopefully bring to light how publishers effect games more often than not for the worse.

    • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

      I don`t know how deep you are into the hole Topic but it`s not like Robert Bowling is a Saint and every of his decision did bring the Franchise forward in the past.

      Still I`m looking foward to see how he will handle it all but as far as what I have heard from People inside of the Development Team not everyone believes that he will make it far.

  • Jeff Strong

    I'm talking about the gameplay itself. He was the "creative" mind behind such things as perks the allowed you to run around silently at idiotic speeds and knife people from over 5 feet away......plus dual shotguns with amazing accuracy, noob tubes with unlimited ammo, etc.