|EA and Activision continue to take shots at each other|
|Posted: 13.06.2011 03:52 by||Comments: 10|
There's no love lost between Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello and Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, as they took potshots at each other's military-themed first person shooter. The rivalry between the two software giants continues to grow, as friction intensifies.
This round was initiated when Kotick was asked by Reuters what he thought of EA's Battlefield 3, and he stated, "I can’t objectively tell you what I think of other products until I see them. Battlefield I’ve only seen on a PC and nobody’s seen it on a console yet. Most of our consumers play games on a console. Until I see it on a console, I wouldn’t be objective on commenting on it."
Kotick had no choice in the matter, as he was reportedly barred from seeing Battlefield 3 at E3.
Riccitiello mocked in response, "It’s the beginning of the war and (Kotick) recognizes they’re going to be threatened. We’re going to have a clash of the titans this fall. The very fact that he’s trying to cast doubt on our game is a perfect example of how we got his goat. In terms of where this goes, we think our PS3 game is better than their Xbox game and our PC game is better than their PC game. If that’s all he’s got to say, it’s obviously going to evaporate as we launch all three. If you went to our press conference, you saw the PS3 footage and the Xbox footage. If Bobby thinks that is PC footage, he’s in real trouble."
Perhaps Riccitiello should have allowed Kotick to see the game.
Source: Game Informer