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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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41. Re: Kotick on Bungie & Indies Sep 21, 2010, 01:27 Sepharo
 
Prez wrote:

Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 22:06:
Wake me when an indie game gets half the buzz any given multi-million dollar AAA game does here.

Have you seen the buzz "Amnesia-Dark Descent" has been generating here? Near-universally positive buzz no less.

It would be nearly universal, except for the guy you're quoting

(and no I'm not going to count the others trying to figure out how to equip their weapon)
 
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