"We are obviously disappointed about this, and we wish we could have convinced some of these talented people to stay," Kotick added.
Ahhh, Kotick. You try and twist those words around, you summuna beach. I hope the ex-IW peeps come out with the greatest game with EA as the publisher so I can laugh in your face.
bungie doesnt go through the same treatment over the course of their contract.
That said, I highly doubt Bungie would let Activision walk all over top of them.
activision deserves this
Hope they will be making new engines finally, sick of seeings cod games use the same 4yr old engine.
Karma's A B**ch.
Activision won't fall apart and as far as we know kotick is still the guy with the big bucks
Yes, sadly that's the case. Activision are still raking in the money off their other franchises. I hope they all migrate to Respawn Entertainment. I might be wrong but the contract they have with EA seems to be a lot more flexible, and sort of like what Bungie has with Activision now.
Everyone loves to hate Kotick because it is so easy. The man is evil
i wonder who will play him in the movie? Someone even more evil..thats for dam sure! but, no. thats impossible
Mike Myers! "I want Goooolllldddddd" or "One trillion dollars!"
Why does everyone keep referring to satin as kotick?
Because satin is silky smooth, almost like silk... You mean 'satan'?
if its in IWs contracts, how could they not get what they were promised. If he really did this to the people who just made him all that money just so he can keep some for the company, then he is the definition of douchebag.
Not sure exactly what went on, or what the contracts said for that matter. But you can bet it had something along the lines of for fitting bonuses or pay if they were in the wrong.
Whatever game they make they need to advertise to the casuals that it is most of the team (well alot of the key members anyway) from IW making it.
This guy really is ruining games company activision is much worse than EA
Yeah agree with Darth. Hopefully they won't be pulling this bull with Bungie.
Activision doesn't own Bungie, they just made a deal to publish this new game Bungie is making, Activision couldn't fire people from Bungie if they wanted to.
Good point Cole, but knowing Acti, they'll find a way to F things up as usual.
Can I have my name back?
Sorry dude, didn't know somebody else had the name.
"Kotick: MWAHAHAHA... all the ca$h is for me [email protected], now lets continue with the Milking..."
anyone every actually stop to think that maybe it was truly those two at Infinity Ward who did something wrong? I mean, "Once we began to understand what had occurred, there was no grey area. There was nothing to allow us to retain their services as talented as they might have been." So those two execs must have surely done something wrong. But then again, how does he explain the 35 ex employees now? Dunno, might be a two-way blame.
Given the past history of activision as a whole and kotick declaration i have a hard time to understand how hard is it to pay (people studios, ect ect ) when the game sold like this ... I dislike IW ..i don't play MW2 but seriously ...activision actions are downright weird considering how much moeny was made DAY ONE .. Wasn't there no other option other than this ? Maybe nobody is right and both have their fault ( my theory ) but if i have someone to blame it's the guy with the money refusing to share ..
What they did wrong was to shop around a new game or new MW2/3 type game without letting activision know about it. Most companies don't allow this in the contract as they could let codebase out to other companies or become spies etc or sabotage activision in some way for another company. So they got fired and they moved back to EA, and as sometimes happens you either cherry pick people or offer friends a better paying job etc and if they want to they will take up the offer. You'll probably find IW isn't owned by activision but the MW titles are and that's probably the real problem activision got pissed that IW were shopping around a new game with a new publisher nothing wrong with that but activision wanted to force them to publish via them and thus we come to present day.
...and he isn't from IW.
"We are obviously disappointed about this, and we wish we could have convinced some of these talented people to stay," Kotick ohh phurrrrr... "obviously disappointed" GIVE THEM THE FREAKING MONEY THEY DESERVE YOU FAT PRICK.. peace..
he has probably spent all that moolah on personal yachts and hookers.
because now that they can't rely on the "Call of Duty" name alone to sell their titles, they have to make a great impression by not creating broken games.
you're wrong. That's exactly what they're going to do... rely on "Call of Duty" to make them money. While I'm totally against Activision because of what they do to great franchises, you can't take all the blame off IW. If they were 'forced' to make mw2 a crap game then I'm sure many would have left during earlier stages.. mw2 was clearly the direction IW was willing to go along with, however Activision may have rushed them... some of the main features like custom killstreaks, that ruined what mw1 was, would still have been implemented. my 2 cents anyways =(
I just think making killstreaks go beyond 10+ kills and the ridiculous "Nuke" killstreak only further encourages camping in MW2. Let's be real here; there is only 2 ways a person can get a nuke killstreak: 1)Camp their cheap azzes off (i.e. just keep sitting on their eggs until they hatch.) 2)The circumstances within the online COD universe have to be PERFECTLY aligned (i.e. Not getting shot in the back, not getting involved against a platoon of noob-tubers, not coming across claymores, not getting killed by aircraft, always getting the first shots off in a face-to-face confrontation, Commando perk not lapsing on you and always knifing an enemy the first time, and not missing and having him turn around and knife you. It was taken to a ridiculous degree, but hopefully the fallout with Activision will humble IW some.
they even ruined the rhythm game genre. the only thing missing to guitar hero is a justin bieber iteration. so i guess activision really needs COD but they just signed in bungie so they have something else to exploit for 10 more years.
This kinda proves that it ACTIVISION was the one screwing with IW and not the other way around. No way so many people would leave a good company and go join a studio that only recently started with absolutely nothing but word of mouth.
I dunno. I think all this mess with Infinity is orchestrated, because many players were angry or dissapointed with MW2 (constant hacks & glitches in MP, but not just that, overall lazyness of IW to test their sh*t). So the reputation of IW has been shaken and they thought that their next game could lack in sales because many player will stop supporting them. All this conflict with Activision is to transfer anger of players off of them, and to fell kinda sorry for them. So they will reboot as a new studio and get their "revenge" on Activision with some good new game, and players will - in hate towards Activison - support them again. Conspiracy theory...lol.
I think it is sfae to say that Kotick is a pure and simple ass-hat. I mean, correct me if I am wrong but let's be honest here, he is a douche bag.
I know that Activision feeds a lot of families, but I want to see them fall.
wont be long till IW will be name only lol
lol they already are.. thats more than a third of the crew that made mw2.
Did he really expect all of them to stay.
Thats.... actually a lot of people. Kind of makes their earlier statements of nothing changing with IW in regards to their future games look a bit shortsighted.
Pay them and maybe they will stay and for some reason this guy has a creepy smile.
They killed their bread and butter. now that respawn entertainment is hiring all the Ex IW people, they will be looking for a publisher and they wont be going to activition. In fact, EA Sony or MS will be the next big ones to foot the bill. i think Sony should put the money down and Sign them to a 3 game exclusive deal and announcement it at E3 from the creators of Call of duty Modern Warfare 2 comes.... and that would steal the show.
Respawn Entertainment is already with EA. EA was the one who announced that Respawn Entertainment would be opening up headed by Jason West and Vince Zampella.
why dont YOU leave? hopefully those 35 employees go to respawn. would be a waste of talent if they didn't.
kotick looks like a grown up version of the kid from the movie problem child lmao
How about Actifailsion
Man, this guy must really like twisting his words. I doubt he's even disappointed that they're leaving.
all this dude cares about is milking that call of duty series...
Activision is done for if Kotex stay.
I think Once IW sold out to EA that Company will Fall.. EA has to be the worst company in Video Gaming
u mean Activision?
Sad news for Infinity Ward.
Poor poor IW. Here's to a bright new future for Respawn
Your time is over, Infinity Ward. Goodbye, may you rest in peace.
Oh douche bag, it is karma coming back to bite you in the ass!!!! I can't believe Bungie went to Activision after the shit infinity ward went through.
i just hope activision doesnt turn around and sic bungie on call of duty... they would go from one tired franchise to another.
Infinity ward or "respawn" will always have the talent to make great games. Thats all that even matters to anyone really.
I'm so sick of Bobby Kotick he is a cancer to gaming
Not sure how I feel about Activision with this. Sure. I hate them pulling and tearing a developer apart to milk the cash cow, even though it sounded like IW didn't want to keep at the CoD franchise, but try something different. But Respawn comes out of that with EA (Who admittedly are guilty of shutting down Pandemic) Although, getting exclusive rights for publishing Bungie games as multiplats is instant genius and kind of blinds the average gamer about IW disintegrating.
Respawn are independent of EA.
Kotick should go with they. IW was destroyed by Kotick and Activision.
THIRTY FIVE???? holy frackin ass crackers. last i heard it was like 13
Well done Jason and Vince, now employ them all and do what you do best (WW2 games aren't my thing, but MW 2 speaks for it self in reviews and sails ect).
He doesn't seem to care at all. I hate this guy.
The big question is: After all this why would Bungie still partner with Activision? I don't get it. Activision screwed over IW with money, why will Bungie be any different?
my guess is that bungie was VERY careful in their deal. activision knows how profitable bungie is, so they were probably willing to back off on some of their more fascist clauses because they wanted them so badly. i remember hearing that bungie will retain complete control of their IP, so i'm guessing that activision has nothing but publishing rights for this IP (and will only have those rights for the next 10 years). they won't be able to farm it out to other studios, and they won't be able to tell bungie what to do. that's my guess, anyway. from the sound of it, bungie could decide to make halo 4 in 2 years and publish it with microsoft and it won't infringe on this deal at all, as long as activision publishes this new IP.
they have best developer : bungie , Treyarch , IW and Call of Duty will STILL sell millions upon millions even without IW Employees ......... alot of people hate mw2 because hacks and glitches but look what MW2 map pack 1 did sell in first week (2 million) only one thing can destroy Activision which is Respawn if they make a game same as call of duty or better be cause now bungie , IW vs Respawn
The general public who plays Modern Warfare 2 most likely dosent know about the whole Activision/Infinity Ward situtaion, future installment will continue to sell millions upon millions sadly. If only they all knew...
"...best developer : bungie..." Ummmm.....NO.
I take it you'll be one of the people that keep buying them? lol...I'm not Cod is like an old dried up sack.