Robert Daly, who served as the head of Foundation 9 Entertainment's wholly owned studio, Pipeworks, today resigned, after several weeks of criticism over what some former military men were calling faked credentials. Daly became the target of harsh criticism when professionalsoldiers.com obtained his military records from the US's National Personnel Records Center and United States Army Special Operations Command, which showed he was an analyst, rather than a Special Forces soldier – which he publicly claimed to be a member of numerous times.
"I am honoured to have served with the 12th Special Forces Group as an Intelligence Analyst (96B) from 1991 until 1994," said Daly. "While I wore the green beret as part of my uniform, I utterly regret that I have misrepresented my role by creating the impression that I was a Green Beret. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Green Berets and my fellow servicemen, and I respectfully apologize to the Special Forces community."
"At this point in time for the best interests of Pipeworks Software and F9E I am voluntarily resigning my position of Studio Head of Pipeworks effective immediately. Furthermore I have no plans on appearing in any more episodes of Deadliest Warrior."
Pipeworks is best known for developing the Deadliest Warrior games for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The games are based on the popular Spike TV series of the same name, which pits warriors from different eras against each other in hypothetical match-ups using various combat experts from around the world. While Daly says in his statement that his resignation was voluntary, one has to wonder if there might have been some pressure from Spike TV or its parent company to get rid of him and move past the controversy.