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]