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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Hmm, if I'm not mistaken the definition of an indie developer is one not attached to a studio or a middleman of sorts, a self-financed studio without answering to anybody.

I think Bobby is a great money maker, he knows how to make a lot of money, nobody can argue that, but that's all he is. Saying Bungie is indie is like saying the Pope belongs to the wiccan movement. Bungie is under the wing of a publisher, it can never be any sort of indie whatsoever. This is a supreme insult to the indie community and now I wonder if their indie support contest will have any significant runners now.

Gee Bobby, I kinda have to thank you because it's people like you and who buy the shit that comes out of your mouth that will make the industry crash and right now a crash is what the industry needs.
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