EA Fires Back at Kotick

Last week, I thought to myself, “Maybe one week of no Kotick news,” and here he comes nice and early in the morning back in our headlines. This time he’s on the receiving end, as EA isn’t sitting down quietly to remarks made by Kotick.

“Kotick’s relationship with studio talent is well documented in litigation,” Brown said, referring to Activision’s latest lawsuit with developer Infinity Ward over the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise and previously with Double Fine over Brutal Legend.

“His company is based on three game franchises – one is a fantastic persistent world he had nothing to do with; one is in steep decline; and the third is in the process of being destroyed by Kotick’s own hubris.”

To what is Jeff Brown, VP of communications, referring to? Well the fantastic one is WoW, the one in steep decline is Guitar Hero, and the one in process of being hit by Kotick laser beams is Call of Duty.

Let’s not forget the lawsuit with Infinity Ward, and EA has pretty much hit the nail on the head. Who knew our video game industry could turn into a daytime soap opera so quickly.


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Chris Guzman

An avid gamer since birth, I consider myself a new-age gamer. My first system was the N64, but the first system I really cared about was my Xbox Original. I'm a computer science major in college, and spend all my money on games, and stuff I don't need. I've never played Zelda or many Mario games in my youth. I'm also a huge sports fan, and a chick flick lover. My favorite games include Gears of War, Halo, Fallout, GTA, Mass Effect, and Metal Gear Solid.

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