Activision’s COO Just Wants Everyone to Be Happy
In a speech at Gamescom, Activision COO Eric Hirshberg decried the war of words going on between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, saying we all should just get along and be happy when anybody does great work.
There’s one other thing that this intensely competitive landscape has brought into our industry. And that, unfortunately, is an awful lot of mudslinging. Competition is of course a good thing. It keeps us all on our toes and ultimately, it makes the games better. Competition is healthy for this, or any other industry. But it’s one thing to want your game to be successful. It’s another to actively want the games of others to fail.
Seems to me we should all support great content, even if we didn’t create it… This isn’t politics. In order for us to win, someone else doesn’t have to lose.
A lot of good, positive thoughts there, I think, but he’s missing the point. The reason for all this mudslinging is that Battlefield 3 will be great and Modern Warfare 3 will suck. It’s science.
I’m joking, but you aren’t, ya douche.