70°
Submitted by gamerlive 710d ago | interview

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg Believes ESports 'Could Be A Big Part Of Gaming' Moving Forward (Q&A)

Activision Blizzard is making news today with its first official details on Destiny, the first new original game franchise from Bungie since it launched Halo into pop culture. While it’s too early to tell what, if any, impact Destiny multiplayer could have on the eSports scene, Treyarch has dedicated a lot of time and money into Call of Duty: Black Ops II specifically for pro gaming. And Blizzard Entertainment has focused on eSports with StarCraft II, which is one of the top global eSports games behind Riot Games League of Legends.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, talks about the growing importance of eSports in developing game franchises and explains why he believes eSports could be a big part of the overall video game industry moving forward in this exclusive interview. (Activision, Bungie, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Destiny, Halo, Industry)

majiebeast  +   710d ago
I hope not. I already fear for the fate of the single player game next gen.
Reborn  +   710d ago
I dont think most would have a problem with it. If every game with some form of MP, wasn't attempting to be COD.

Nonetheless, if there is money to be made from it (which there is), it will move forward.
Hufandpuf  +   709d ago
Fighting games are more of a spectating game than FPS because you can see both sides of the opposition without having to cut back and forth between players. Also the fighting games are easier to follow and hard to perfect. If MLG focused more of the FGC instead of FPS games full of teams that nobody knows about Then I think the Esports scene would grow.
muttley65  +   709d ago
what happen to BOBBY KOTICK??????

DID THE DEVIL SWALLOW HIM UP.

@ oo

haaaaaaaa really!! i take that dive myself haaaaaa
#3.1 (Edited 709d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
00  +   709d ago
He drowned in his pool of money.
Ticklez  +   709d ago
None of these games take any real skill to play... You want hardcore gamer, check out Socom players.. Most awareness and best skillful players ever..
Reverent  +   709d ago
I loved Socom and everything, but I think Counter Strike's got it beat in that department.
BX81  +   709d ago
Hmm
Yeah I played the last socom and lame head shots are a regular. The game doesn't require that much skill.
hano  +   709d ago
It's always Jews that run Activision, isn't it?

Before you call me a racist or whatever, I'm pointing out the obvious.
CrescentFang  +   709d ago
Hmm, but are Jews a race? I don't think you are "technically" being racist.
Also I thought Jewish people are the most common type of people running companies/businesses.
hano  +   709d ago
Well,

If it becomes a trend then there's definitely something wrong. What you say is that CEO jobs are majorly reserved for a certain group of people.
If it is a given that a group of people always get a job you have to ask why? Is it favoritism or qualifications?

Anyway, in the case of Activision, Bobby Kotick really strengthen the stereotypes you hear about Jews. What happened to him? Did he go back to being Satan? The CEO of hell?
muttley65  +   709d ago
@ FANG

they part of the illuminati thats why they run every damn thing.
#5.1.2 (Edited 709d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
jagiii  +   708d ago
Activision is once again giving up $1 million for any gamer good enough at COD.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Let’s Play Gauntlet and Wow This Game Is Impossible

8m ago - Valkyrie needs food badly. No, seriously. | PC
20°

Check Out Hyrule Warriors's Majora's Mask DLC in New Trailer

12m ago - Hardcore Gamer: Hyrule Warriors has been hitting its DLC out of the park, and that trend looks pr... | Wii U
20°

Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth;2: Sisters' Generation (Review) | Twinfinite

14m ago - Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth;2: Sisters' Generation saw its release on the PS Vita just this p... | PS Vita
30°

“Nintendo Creators Program” launches for YouTube, currently in beta

14m ago - Nintendo has just announced the "Nintendo Creators Program", a new opportunity for fans on YouTub... | Wii U
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
10°

Flip Off Fun with Midnight Magic on Atari 2600

21m ago - Ali Halabi writes, "Playboy had one, KISS had one and even the Six Million Dollar Man had one…..n... | Retro