Kotick: “We’re not doing anything to suppress used games today”

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has said the company is not planning on implementing a Project $10 any time soon to curb used game sales.

Speaking in an interview with Joystiq, Kotick believes the tactic EA and others are using is detrimental to the players.

“I think we’ve probably done more to try and create innovative ways for people to pay for their games,” said Kotick. “We’re not doing anything to suppress used games today. What we’ve tried to do is to really support our audiences and, you know, when you talk to players, they like the idea of having a currency. They like the idea of being able to take a game they no longer want to play and use it to get a credit to buy new games.“

We can do some of these things that EA and others have done, [but] we actually don’t think its in the best interest of the gamer, and so we’ve chosen not to.

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wat6342718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

This shows that activision really cares for their games and for the gamers.

Call of duty black ops is game of the year, hands down.

@below - its up to you to decide.

scar202718d ago

Idk if your being sarcastic or just plain cod fanboy this game has got a long way before being considered game of the year.

MAJ0R2717d ago

it's just an attempt to restore their image, because if they did do project 10 it would put an even bigger shit stain on Craptivsion

SnuggleBandit2717d ago

"but wait til tomorrow," he continued.

Bass_fisherman2718d ago

the only thing i can say is that your avatar pic makes that man a saint which in reality is no diferent than bobby

oh and bobby...i know why u failed at stealing money in your younger days -

Joule2718d ago

Black Ops GOTY?


God Of War 3 GOTY

big_silky2718d ago

neither. either rdr, castlevania, vanquish or mass effect 2 will be goty.

MGRogue20172718d ago

Gran Turismo 5 will be GOTY :)

CleanUP-CharliE2717d ago (Edited 2717d ago )



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vhero2717d ago

haha they just charge an extra $10 on the price of a new game instead!

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jack_burt0n2718d ago

Oh and why is that!? because they inflate the rrp to cover any possible loss to trade ins and then work a deal with retailers to make sure the second hand copies retain an inflated price for crazy amounts of time.

total activision BS as usual.

Baka-akaB2717d ago

this .... for a long time and most of times , you would often find a used cod only a bit cheaper than a new copie .

mushroomwig2717d ago

Today, what about the future?

Elven62717d ago

The future? Why not act against those who are doing so now [EA/THQ Pass] and setting an example for the future!

awiseman2717d ago

Because we are doing it TOMORROW!!! MUHAHAHAHAH

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