There is a war brewing between an Infinity Ward employee and the senior producer of Call of Duty: World at War. The community manager for Infinity Ward had a few nasty things to say about the senior producer. Apparently, he is angry about the constant references being made about Call of Duty 4 in recent interviews.
Robert Bowling, community manager for Infinity Ward had some harsh criticism towards Noah Heller, the senior producer for Activision. Heller, is also the senior producer for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War. Bowling, on his IAMfourzerotwo blog, criticized Heller on his recent interviews. Bowling rebuked Heller for making constant references to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4 and comparing it to Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty: World at War.
Apparently, Heller made some comments in a recent interview where he criticized past Call of Duty games for not having accurate weapons damage.
According to Bowling, Heller made this comment in a recent CVG interview:
â€œIn the previous Call of Duties it might take three or four shots from a bolt action rifle,â€ he explained. â€œWe made sure that a single shot center mass would kill that opponent because thatâ€™s the expectation of the player.â€
In response to that comment, Bowling states:
WTF are you talking about?! â€œin previous Call of Dutys blah blah blahâ€. First of all, you didnâ€™t work on â€œprevious Call of Dutysâ€, so donâ€™t talk as if youâ€™re down with how / why things were designed the way they were. Second, youâ€™re completely f****** wrong.
Bolt Action rifles are one hit kills in every Call of Duty we (Infinity Ward) made!!
Bowling also commented that Heller should stop talking about Infinity Ward’s game and talk more about Treyarch’s game. Bowling then goes on to call Heller a “Senior Super Douche Noah Heller.” It is not known if these comments were made in jest, or if there is animosity between the two.
A commenter on the blog remarked that Bowling should take it up quietly with the boss instead of ranting about it on a public site. Surprisingly, Bowling responded back by stating, “Trust me, this frustration comes only after repeated requests throughout their entire marketing campaign.”
It seems as though there definitely might be some friction going on between the two in regards to the marketing campaign. It is also interesting to note that in Bowling’s profile it states “Douchebags” as one of the “Things I hate.” I wonder how Bowling feels about Heller?