Trion World Network CEO Lars Buttler believes that Activision's Bobby Kotick is "scaring competition" by talking about how even a $1 billion investment would be ineffective against World of Warcraft.
"Nice try Mr. Kotick. We understand that Activision has to defend its merger and scare competition - but I have to call his bluff," Buttler told GameDaily BIZ. "We couldn't be more impressed with what Blizzard has started but WoW is just the beginning; it's pretty wild to suggest that there's only one team that could ever realize the potential of the connected era - and that there's no one out there that can deliver, no matter what the investment. They are truly a great team but there are other great teams out there who will make smart decisions, leverage the full advantage of connectivity and define the future of interactive entertainment."