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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Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 18:45:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 16:50:
Exactly, how is Bungie an Indy - they never developed anything without Investment Money from a AAA Publisher!
Which AAA publisher bankrolled Marathon and Myth?

or Oni? The space sequence in Halo Reach was so good I'm dieing for them to make a space shooter as their next game now. If not it'd be amazing if they're revive the Oni series... but since Take 2 owns the rights to Oni now I guess that wont happen.
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