"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]
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.