Monday, May 5

EA Responds to Activision's Criticisms

Recently Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has been making alot of remarks about EA, most notably claiming that EA sucks the soul out of the studios it acquires. While many gamers would agree with Kotick, EA seems to find his comments hilarious.

In an interview with N'Gai Croal on his Level Up blog, EA's Vice President of Corporate Communications had this to say in EA's defense:

The truth is, everyone laughed. In the past year EA has made radical changes to decentralize the company and put creative control back in the hands of development teams. It's too early to declare victory but if you talk to people like Patrick Soderlund at dice in Stockholm, Mark Jacobs at Mythic in Virginia or Josh Resnick at Pandemic--they'll probably tell you that it's working. They get a lot of resources and creative freedom. That freedom has already contributed new start-ups like Dead Space, Mirror's Edge and Boom Blox and there's a lot of others to be announced soon.

So EA has finally started to change their evil ways...internally atleast, but it will take more than that to assuage gamers fears of EA screwing up Take-Two's franchises once the inevitable takeover happens.



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