Entries in 'kotick' (48)

Kotick: Destiny will be best-selling new IP in history

Kotick: Destiny will be best-selling new IP in history

Activision expects Destiny to be a record-breaking release when it arrives late this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2014 at 11:38AM in News
Activision Blizzard completes buyout from parent Vivendi

Activision Blizzard completes buyout from parent Vivendi

Publisher Activision Blizzard is free of its former parent Vivendi.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2013 at 9:44AM in News
Activision remains 'sceptical' about new console business models

Activision remains 'sceptical' about new console business models

Free-to-play may be the current darling of many a games publisher, but don’t expect a dramatic shift in the way in which consumers pay for the next-generation of console games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 9:25AM in News

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Kotick: Beware the ides of the upcoming console transition

Kotick: Beware the ides of the upcoming console transition

Activision has again beaten financial expectations, but that hasn’t stopped boss Bobby Kotick issuing a number of blunt warnings about the challenges ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 8:55AM in News
Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Vivendi’s failure to court interest in Activision could lead the way to a dramatic new outcome – an MBO spearheaded by boss Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2012 at 8:39AM in News
Kotick speaks out on Tencent Call of Duty deal

Kotick speaks out on Tencent Call of Duty deal

The deal between Activision and Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China is the “foundation” for a long relationship between the pair, boss Bobby Kotick has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 2:17PM in News
Analyst: "Little risk of failure" for Old Republic

Analyst: "Little risk of failure" for Old Republic

Bobby Kotick may have his doubts, but analysts are confident that Star Wars: The Old Republic is on course to attract millions of subscribers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 1st 2011 at 10:15AM in News

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Activision predicts Skylanders shortage

Activision predicts Skylanders shortage

Bobby Kotick has warned the markets to expect shortages of its innovative kids title Skylanders this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2011 at 10:07AM in News
Kotick: Old Republic a win for George Lucas, not EA

Kotick: Old Republic a win for George Lucas, not EA

Well, if nothing else EA can at least take this as proof that Activision is nervous about Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2011 at 9:56AM in News
Activision profits triple as digital surpasses boxed

Activision profits triple as digital surpasses boxed

Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher Activision has reported a near tripling of profits for the quarter ending September 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2011 at 8:35AM in News
E3 2011: Kotick shunned by EA on show floor

E3 2011: Kotick shunned by EA on show floor

The most respected journalist at Future's consumer site CVG has reported of a quite remarkable shun on the competitive floors of this year's E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2011 at 4:31PM in News

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E3 2011: Kotick sceptical of Battlefield 3 for consoles

E3 2011: Kotick sceptical of Battlefield 3 for consoles

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has cast doubts over recent video demonstrations of rival project Battlefield 3.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Jun 8th 2011 at 12:38PM in News
Kotick: Hardware price cuts are coming

Kotick: Hardware price cuts are coming

Echoing analysts predictions yesterday that Sony and Microsoft are preparing hardware price cuts, Activision boss Bobby Kotick has claimed that such a move is pending.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2011 at 2:23PM in News
Morhaime sticks up for Kotick

Morhaime sticks up for Kotick

Blizzard founder Mike Morhaime has defended Activision boss Bobby Kotick, saying that his status as the game development industry’s bogeyman is undeserved.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2011 at 3:50PM in News
Kotick 'lost in a time machine'

Kotick 'lost in a time machine'

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick "seems lost in a time machine perspective of a past business model that will never return".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2011 at 10:45AM in News

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Digital focus for new-look Activision

Digital focus for new-look Activision

As it attempts to adapt to the ever-changing games market, publisher Activision has pledged to realign its focus on its digital business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 11:43AM in News
Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 8:43AM in News
Kotick named 16th most influential man

Kotick named 16th most influential man

Online men’s lifestyle site AskMen has named Activision boss Bobby Kotick as the 16th most influential man of 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2010 at 10:36AM in News
Kotick: Kinect must get cheaper

Kotick: Kinect must get cheaper

Bobby Kotick likes Kinect, but he does have one concern with it. For a boss famed for his sharp business sense and sharp attention to profits, can you imagine what ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Activision: EA has lost its way

Activision: EA has lost its way

Outspoken Activision publishing boss Bobby Kotick has in an interview with Edge magazine launched a scathing assault on rival EA, blasting the way it treats owned developers and claiming that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 12:40PM in News
Activision: Bungie had no alternative

Activision: Bungie had no alternative

A unrivalled commitment to cutting costs was the key driver in Bungie’s decision to sign a ten-year deal with Activision, the publisher’s boos Bobby Kotick has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2010 at 9:59AM in News
Kotick: Bungie is the last great indie

Kotick: Bungie is the last great indie

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick wants the world to know his firm is embarking on an exclusive ten-year partnership with Bungie, and in typical fashion he is doing so by way ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 12:33PM in News
Kotick: 'We need UK tax breaks'

Kotick: 'We need UK tax breaks'

Activision has spoken out against the UK government just a week after Chancellor George Osborne dashed developers' hopes by cancelling Labour's promised games tax breaks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2010 at 12:50PM in News
Kotick says CoD MMO is coming

Kotick says CoD MMO is coming

In a candid interview with The Wall Street Journal, Activision boss Bobby Kotick has claimed that he’d love to take the Call of Duty franchise into the world of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2010 at 11:15AM in News