For what seems like the hundredth time in just a few months, Kotick’s got a new quote circulating on the Web tubes, this one just as absurd or more so than the last few. At the recent America Merrill Lynch Media, Comms and Entertainment conference, the corporate chief had this to say about the world of indie game development. Brace yourselves.
Bungie are a very unusual company… 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.
There’s more to it than that, but it seems to me calling Bungie “the last remaining high quality developer” packs with it a slight to quite a large list of excellent indie devs out there. You know, guys like Sucker Punch, Valve, Level-5, Insomniac, etc. I mean, it’s one thing to express the opinion that Bungie is the greatest independent developer left. But to say that there are no other high quality developers seems like a bit of a stretch.
Obviously, this is more horn tooting on the part of Bungie and Activision’s new distribution deal, but still, this is a bit heavy. So go ahead and share your feelings about this new WTF from Kotick. Also, who do you think is the best indie developer out there? Go!
Source – CVG