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"Not only were we excited about the contract that we were able to get with Activision but they seem really committed to being hands-off," Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell tells IndustryGamers. "They really seem committed to agreeing that they are the publishers and they need to support in all the ways publishers support [titles] and they were looking for developers that were completely self-sufficient essentially - except maybe we need some money once in a while - but self-sufficient in terms of not needing to depend on them for production or development or some of these other things. They want a team that has a proven track record - a team that can go out and get it done. And so the hands-off nature of it is really appealing to us. Right now, maybe this is the honeymoon period, but it seems like the right thing for us at this time."

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9. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 29, 2011, 19:31 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2011, 09:45:
Activision owned IW. So it's very, very different.

I meant it from the perspective of, "Fine, we'll try hands off since meddling makes cranky developers."

And a publisher doesn't have to own the developer to meddle.
And they don't have to not own the developer to remain hands off.

Though obviously both help.
 
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8. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 29, 2011, 10:46 Ratty
 
Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2011, 22:46:
"Is that enough, Mr Kotick?"
"No! Deeper dammit! Get that tongue deeper in there!"
Damn you. Beat me to it! Oh well, yours was funnier than what I came up with anyway.
 
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7. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 29, 2011, 09:45 Beamer
 

So does this mean Activision doesn't want another Infinity Ward on its hands?

Activision owned IW. So it's very, very different.

I've said it here before - Bungie has a sweet deal. Activision wants to do nothing but take a cut knowing that it really needs to do little more than print the CD, put it in a box, ship the box out and do some marketing. For that they'll take some cash off the top.
Bungie has proven themselves enough to earn that and no way did they sign a contract that doesn't allow for it.
 
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6. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 29, 2011, 06:07 Golwar
 
Well of course he must be happier now, as they sold their souls to MS previously. So Ubisoft and EA next and some far day they'll work for Nintendo.  
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5. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 29, 2011, 00:17 TurdFergasun
 
well the cock the pc gaming industry is currently serving is flopping fairly drastically to one side as well(not to mention flacid), so his comment is most likely spot on.  
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4. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 28, 2011, 23:04 StingingVelvet
 
I imagine Bungie has a lot more pull than a lot of other studios with their masters, so his comment is kind of one-sided.  
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3. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 28, 2011, 22:56 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2011, 22:46:
"Is that enough, Mr Kotick?"
"No! Deeper dammit! Get that tongue deeper in there!"

Well I guess that's an entirely possible explanation as well.

 
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2. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 28, 2011, 22:46 Creston
 
"Not only were we excited about the contract that we were able to get with Activision but they seem really committed to being hands-off," Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell tells IndustryGamers. "They really seem committed to agreeing that they are the publishers and they need to support in all the ways publishers support [titles] and they were looking for developers that were completely self-sufficient essentially - except maybe we need some money once in a while - but self-sufficient in terms of not needing to depend on them for production or development or some of these other things. They want a team that has a proven track record - a team that can go out and get it done. And so the hands-off nature of it is really appealing to us. Right now, maybe this is the honeymoon period, but it seems like the right thing for us at this time."

"Is that enough, Mr Kotick?"
"No! Deeper dammit! Get that tongue deeper in there!"

Creston
 
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1. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 28, 2011, 22:02 Sepharo
 
So does this mean Activision doesn't want another Infinity Ward on its hands?  
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