I’d fire the guy. “I’m Robert Bowling, former creative lead at Infinity Ward,” I would say, “and you’re coming back to the office to throw all your shit in a box because you’re fired. …no, I won’t write a reference letter.” I’d tell this curious, unnamed game designer at Robotoki that he was done for and his act was incredibly stupid and could’ve gotten someone injured or worse. So what did this guy do? He pressed the company’s newly-installed panic button.
Bowling was a lot more merciful, obviously. As he reported to Polygon, a designer wanted to play with the option as the crew was leaving for the day. Bowling was alone in the office when the police arrived and were put off by the statue of Ghost from Robert’s previous Modern Warfare titles. With drawn arms, they marched in and told him to show his hands and explain the situation. Apparently everything was peachy because they had a good laugh and that was the end of the story.
If one of our guys did that, their head would be a fatty dessert the next day.