Activision appear to be continuing their current trend of extreme douchebaggery, this time targeting Sony. Their CEO Bobby Kotick (Yes, the guy whose face is just begging to have a fist embedded in it) has threatened that Activision – the world’s Largest 3rd party publisher – may drop support for Sony’s consoles in the near future.
In an interview The Times, Kotick said "I’m getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don’t make it easy for me to support the platform. It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation".
They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates are likely to slow", The imminently punchable Kotick continued. "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony…When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console – and the PSP [portable] too".
While Kotick is obviously a brash, loud-mouthed idiot and his threats are likely idle, a PS3 price cut would be rather welcome. Furthermore, the loss of franchises such as Call of Duty, Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero would deal a crippling blow to Sony and the future of its consoles.
Source : The Times
Last Updated: June 22, 2009