Kotick Says There is Only One Good Indie Developer
“Bungie are a very unusual company,” Activision big man Bobbert Kotick said at the America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference. ”They’re probably the last remaining high quality independent developer. It’s very hard to [pauses]… that has sort of has institutional skills and capabilities. And they’re a real company.”
Kotick came to this conclusion because Bungie made a ten-year publishing deal with Activision earlier this year. And I’m not trying to make fun of him by saying that. No, he said that himself, and I’m just relaying that message.
“When they started the process of looking for a new partner, they’d been in business with Microsoft. They had a vision for a product they wanted to create that needed certain skills and capabilities – that Microsoft had some of. 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. These are things that you never would have envisioned five years ago.”
Aight, I can go with that.
Let’s take a moment of silence for all the s**tty, non-Bungie independent developers out there. I’m talking about: Valve, Double Fine, Insomniac, Ninja Theory, Grasshopper Manufacture, Introversion, Level-5, Q-Games, Sucker Punch, Twisted Pixel, 5th Cell, The Behemoth, Gearbox, Rebellion, Terminal Reality and thatgamecompany. You’re all f**king s**t.