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.

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4 Comments on Activision’s COO Just Wants Everyone to Be Happy


On August 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

If that was the case why didn’t they say this awhile back when MW2 came out? Oh wait I forgot the original COD4 team is over with EA now lol.


On August 19, 2011 at 9:49 am

i like battlefield better it appeals to me but in know way am i going to say you should never play COD. they each have there own strengths and weakens.


On August 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

What would make me happy, would be for Activision to make a new COD game.

Not five rehashes of the same on the same engine that plays exactly ethe same.

But as he said, its about making people happy. And COD fans are happy playing the same , over and over. They’re happy with paying 60 bucks for the same , and 15 dollars for four maps, six times for each game. COD fans are happy being ed in the ass, because to them, these are totally unique and new games.

COD fans simply don’t know any better. Activision knows this, which is why they make a metric ton of money. It isn’t like they don’t hear the same complaints from me and others, but their loyal (retarded) fanbase doesn’t care. And when your major income comes from idiots who don’t care, there’s no reason to change.


On August 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

exactly my thoughts