Bungie had no option but to sign with Activision, the publisher's CEO has suggested.
"Activision had the skills they needed to be successful for their vision for that product" translation Activision have money and love milk
Bobby kotick's motto
Bungie is dependent on big marketing $$ to sell their games. Those too blind to see this will remain blind but the fact is, Bungie are average decent developers that create 7&8 type games and they need huge marketing $$ to make these games rocket into 10type games. They hooked up with Activision cause they were the biggest 3rd party publishers and their business model is close or similar to microsofts. You just broke free and you go and sign a 10year deal w/ a publisher who are well known to treat their developers like crap? why? you know why
I didn't see Halo Wars sell on marketing. Come on Chubear, I always get the impression you don't like anything MS/360
did you REALLY just bring Halo Wars into this argument? hahahah Half the ppl that bought it didnt even know it wasnt a regular Halo game. The Halo NAME is very valuable because of the marketing $$ behind it. If they had marketed Halo Wars, people would have seen it's an RTS game and not purchased it, why do you think the commercials never mentioned it was an RTS? WAKE UP If you say otherwise you're a delusional fanboy.
If it were marketed, it would've been full of live action trailers increasing the hype ten-fold
that the greedy, corporate whores now have control over. I fear for the gaming industry.
I started to fear when every game copies either Call of Duty or Halo, with very few branching games every couple of years.
Bungie are like the biggest sellouts now, next to Bioware.
You came off as an idiot the minute you mentioned Biowares name next to the word "Sellout".
We can hate Activision as much as we want, but in the end of the day they bring us good games.
HAH! good one
lol! sarcasm rules!
And people like you happily pay the expensive costs and encourage them to continue charging more.
it's people like them who buy all their COD games and their countless DLC.
The last "good" game I ever bought from AV was Tenchu: Stealth Assassins for the PSX. Never liked any of their other published games, most notably MW2. Now, I may actually consider puchasing COD 1,2 and AA on Steam. That's because IW was at the top of their game at that time. -End statement
We know, bobby had you guys at gunpoint
Because EA was all like "LOL"
I cant imagine what other type of game they can make. We've seen the stuff they could do for what 5-7 years now and barely any improvement or anything different.
That's why they are consistently producing block buster games with scores of 9/10+. Right?
HAHA that's why they sold 3 million copies of their game in 24 hours..
i hope u two are being sarcastic... and honestly sometimes u cant trust scores... like with COD and GTA games ... almost no gaming site would dare to give it anything under an 8 .
I'd settle for another Myth game, but think Bungie lost the IP.
I really wish someone would kick Kotick in the nuts soo hard he would be forced to take leave for a few months.. I expect them to milk bungie as hard as they can, and Bungie have been good developers but is it not the same story as Inifity Ward. Cod 4 was released and everyone would say IW are the greatest developer, but then Activision allowed MW2 to be released as an unfinished game, with issues surrounding it, hardly any support. Kotick has it wrong, the only reason people play MW2 is because there isnt anything else to play. I say just wait til Novemeber when GT5 is out. Im sure many on the ps3 will be on that. Black Ops has a harder time than MW2 because there are other decent games coming out. black Ops is only going to be good because treyarch have made it which is the reason why Im buying it. I just hope acitivision doesnt ruin them like they have done to IW. IW will not be making good games. the call of duty franchise is gonna be over after black ops. Unless bungie make a space version of call of duty
The deal between Bungie and Activision is pretty unique in the industry. Bungie retain all rights to the IP they create, and have a large degree of autonomy by the sounds of it. So if they ever walked away from Activision they would take everything they have created.
I guess walking away from halo forever leaves a sour taste in bungie's mouth, if that's true. so this time they made sure to negotiate IP retention into the contract? music artists prefer to own their IP; but so do the record labels. you've gotta be big to have the weight to demand ownership of your songs. I imagine it's similar now in the gaming industry.
What if the next game they make sucks and doesnt live up to Halo or whatever other shooter? 10-yr contract... i wonder how much it costs. I hope they screw up Activision.
I wonder how much Activition payed Eurogamer to use that news title.
Title sounds like a quote from someone who had just been raped.
reading the article i'd say that bungie are looking at doing a mmo.
It makes sense, Activision and Microsoft always have exclusive or delayed content. Meaning M$ will still have quite a bit of control over what Bungie does, ie downloadable content, timed exclusives etc. Does it really make a difference? The way I see it Activision and M$ are one and the same.
with what i know of kotick, i wouldn't be surprised to learn he'd kidnapped their children.
Bungie's next game will be an MMO Edit: Damn, beaten 9 hours ago by dead_eye.