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Kotick on Bungie & Indies

Computer and Video Games quotes Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, who has made another of his head-scratching statements about the game industry. Presumably chuffed over Activision's ten-year deal with Bungie, Mr. Kotick calls Bungie "probably the last remaining high quality independent developer." CVG provides a brief list of the indies that one would deduce he does not think are high-quality: "Valve, Epic, Ninja Theory, Level-5, Insomniac, Foundation 9, Gearbox, Sucker Punch, Rebellion, and Terminal Reality." He also suggests that Activision alone has the publishing chops to match up with Bungie, saying of their publisher hunt: "But as they started to go and look at the obvious candidates, they realised that no company other than Activision had the skills that they needed to be successful for the vision of that product." Thanks joao.

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2. Re: Kotick on Bungie & Indies Sep 20, 2010, 15:37 Beamer
 
Let's let Bungie make a game as an indie before we call them a great indie.

Sure, they were close to indie while with Microsoft, and sure, they're very likely to do something really damn cool, but let's let them at least announce something before we hand them the crown, Bobby.
 
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