Call of Duty's Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling Steps Down

Infinity Ward Creative Strategist Robert Bowling, known as one of the most public faces of the Call of Duty franchise, has stepped down from his position, he said on his Twitter feed today.

Activision sent over an official statement on the situation this afternoon:

We sincerely thank Robert for his many years of service. He's been a trusted and valued member of the Infinity Ward team. We wish him all the best on his decision to pursue future opportunities.

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This makes little difference. Robert Bowling is a very charismatic and sharp fellow, but he's no game designer.

He's a press man. A PR representative.

He's been out and literally abroad promoting the CoDs, talking them up, cracking jokes and doing a very great job at presenting CoD. But he had little to do with the actual development of the Call of Duties.

Not that this franchise isn't already dead.