And what a stupid mistake they made. One of the most popular games in history was turned down by numerous developers before it went on to sell over 50 million copies and reap a crap tonne of money...
Ouch. Still, I expect this sort of thing happens all the time- investors never like to admit that they made a mistake, so they ignore them.
Like Activision will be kicking themselves when Respawn Entertainment makes their next game hahaha.
in other news he CEO for that publisher hasn't been seen since
Respawn will NOT be bigger than when they were IW! I don't think they can make a gazillion seller like CoD or MW anymore. I might be wrong but seeing as CoD is selling by its name alone like Halo, I doubt they can be as huge as CoD ever again. BF and DICE are well know names in gaming community but try comparing BFBC2 it to MW2 sales, not even close! not even close to CoD WAW and that was like 2nd tier CoD for god sake! plus, AV now has Bungie and still has IW (although mostly new members), I don't think Kotick give a damn about former IW though because he has everything the studio had been working all these times. the CoD and MW name, the game engine/assets etc.
Just because a game sells a lot doesn't necessarily meant it was good. How many of those people that have the sales still have the game or still play it?
I was replying to him because he specifically stated Activision & IW! CoD MW2 is in no way a good game but I can't see AV kicking themselves shafting IW crew when CoD BO will sell millions this year no matter the original IW working on it or not!
WoW. I think Bejeweled will go on to be bigger than Tetris in time.
Hah! Bejeweled... not sure I really consider that a game...
Pfft. It's an enjoyable GAME. I love this GAME! :p
without blood sex guns mushrooms and such how can you call it a game? It's nonsnese to think it's a game. /sarcasm
I think you need to look up the definition of game then.
not sure if it's a game? so, what's a "game" for you then?? I found myself playing Bejeweled everyday. and believe it or not, I'm active on FB just for Bejeweled Blitz! everything else doesn't matter much for me but bejeweled made me visit FB everyday!
It's like turning down the Beatles. Imagine if someone turned down COD... they'd be kicking themselves now.
War is not a unique game idea though Cod was basically no risk, just happened to get big
... but COD caught on, especially the Modern Warfares, because they're Big, Massive Hollywood-esque Games. You play both the MWs, you'd swear that aside from playing the game itself, they could pass for big budget Blockbusters. (And they are for all intents and purposes in the Game Industry).
You do know that Red Dead Redemption was shat on before it's release. They never expected it to do this well and be considered Game of the Year. You can tell from a demo if something will be a hit or not. Developers need to listen up and go M U L T I P L A T F O R M Exclusives suck. Gears, Splinter Cell, and Mass Effect need to go to PS3 while inFamous, KillZone, and Uncharted need to be experienced on 360 even if it is simplified. Single console owners are the biggest losers. It's like being a hermaphrodite ...I cant lose...I got the best of both worlds. If you tell me to go f*ck myself....I can
i've never heard a positive spin on being a hermaphrodite.
Sucks for any publishers who turned it down.
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