Robert Bowling, the former creative strategist at Infinity War from 2006–2012, has given his own insight on what Call of Duty needs in the future. Posting to Twitter, Bowling said the CoD series simply needs to be rebuilt.
Modern Warzone tweeted that Call of Duty is in “shambles,” going on to say that everything from Warzone to the pro league was “chalked.” Bowling replied to this tweet saying, “We need more than iteration, we need revitalization.”
Bowling added that the Call of Duty series could benefit from returning to “core gameplay” instead of “content gateways.”
“We used to treat our players like community and not consumers. We brought them in to the fold for map feedback not market feedback,” Bowling said.
Bowling has been moving around the games industry for years, but is now the studio head at Midnight Society, a new developer studio started by Dr. Disrespect (who is also leading the team). Halo Infinite developer Quinn DelHoyo is the creative director of Midnight Society, and the studio is hoping to “usher in the new era of online PvP multiplayer titles.”