Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, one of the most successful game publishers/developers, feels his firm's devs "have to earn the right" to create new IPs.
Wonder how many iterations how Modern Warfare Infinity Ward would have to do before they would be able to create a new IP.
... with all these idiotic comments lately. I guess he's just hoping for a big nice fat severance pay-check.
Isn't he the CEO? How does he get fired? :(
By the board of directors?
"Earn the right". In other words, you can say goodbye for creative developers making their game for Activision. If you haven't "earned the right", you make what we say that you make!
Yeah I guess it wasn't enough! :P
??what sh't is he smoking?? should be a normal thing to do. only thing I see dev. should be doing is EARNING a pay CHECK!!
Earn the right? How? IP is successful, you'll make them churn out game after game of the same IP. IP is a failure, you'll make them churn out new versions of an existing IP or close them. What new IPs will Treyarch make? Or the remains of Infinity Ward?
seriously this makes very little sense . Prototype was basically Hulk ultimate destruction with a new setting , and happened because Radical had no big established ip to fall back onto , aside from the now fallen crash bandicoot franchise . Blur happened because Bizzare Creations studio didnt own Gotham racing . And dj hero is barely a new ip , its guitar hero turned dj . How exactly did they "earn" those projects ?
GH turned DJ? Wtf have you been smoking, have you even played DJ Hero, besides both of them being music games, have "Hero" in the name, and a simliar HUD, they are completely different in every way. Activision may be one of the worst companies known to man because of Kotick, but DJ Hero was an awesome game and actually took skills.
never said it wasnt a good game . Nor that the others arent . It just the outlook i have on their "new ips"
Baka DJ Hero was developed by a different team than the Guitar Hero team. Also, it came about as quickly as possible to beat Konami to the DJ music game scene.
Doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut, does he?
haha you get the rope and I get the tape!
screw that, let's just bury him alive
Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Says Bobby Kotick Seriously!!! I am tired of seeing this crap already, even small games have to start out somewhere, he knows nothing.
I am speechless.
Sounds like a communist
They have to earn it by offering new and old ideas to gain as much profit as possible with the least costs.
says the milkman.
lolol...well that explains a lot. The sooner gamers get their act together and stop supporting this games the sooner he can start dropping studios ( so they can be picked up again by publishers who are willing to give them a bit of creative freedom )..
In Shinra !!!!!!!
This guy seriously needs to consult with his public relations department, unless he has fired them all, which would explain alot.
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