Former Creative Assembly, Telltale Games and Crytek exec David Bowman joins XR Games as COO

Former Creative Assembly, Telltale Games and Crytek exec David Bowman joins XR Games as COO
By Mat Murray on Mon Dec 11 2023

Leeds, UK, Dec. 11, 2023 – XR Games, a leading developer and publisher of immersive virtual reality (VR) games, is thrilled to announce the appointment of industry veteran David Bowman as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Bowman brings with him a wealth of experience from his roles at renowned gaming studios Creative Assembly, Telltale Games, and Crytek.

With an impressive career spanning over 26 years in the gaming industry, David Bowman has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of interactive entertainment. As XR Games' COO, he will play a pivotal role in steering the company through its next phase of growth and innovation.

"David's track record of success and his extensive expertise in the gaming industry make him an invaluable addition to our team," said Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO of XR Games. "We are confident that his leadership will contribute significantly to our continued success in creating cutting-edge virtual reality experiences for players around the world."

In his previous roles, Bowman has been instrumental in the development and execution of high-profile projects, earning him a reputation as a dynamic and results-driven executive. His experience at Creative Assembly, known for its critically acclaimed Total War series, and at Telltale Games, recognised for narrative-driven games like The Walking Dead, has provided him with a unique blend of skills that align perfectly with XR Games' commitment to delivering immersive and engaging VR content.

"I am thrilled to join XR Games at such an exciting time in the company's evolution," said David Bowman. "The potential for growth and innovation in the virtual reality space is tremendous, and I look forward to contributing to XR Games' continued success by driving operational excellence, fostering creative collaboration, and delivering unparalleled experiences to players."

XR Games has established itself as a key player in the VR gaming industry, with recent releases such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded on PS VR2, Zombieland: Headshot Fever on Meta Quest, and as well as ForeVR Pool and ForeVR Cornhole for ForeVR Games. The studio is also currently working on three unannounced titles; two titles for AAA games studios, and one for a Hollywood movie studio. With David Bowman on board as COO, XR Games is poised to strengthen its position as a leader in creating compelling VR experiences for fans across the world.

About XR Games

XR Games is a multi award-winning virtual reality (VR) game development studio with over 110 members of staff. XR Games makes games that provide 3D virtual experiences for players to navigate, explore, and have fun in.

The studio works closely with Sony Pictures and other IP holders to bring licences to life in VR, and works with the world’s largest publishers and hardware manufacturers such as Meta, PlayStation and Microsoft.


XR Games Website: http://www.xrgames.io

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