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$1 billion to compete with WoW? “Nonsense,” says Jacobs

Friday, 29th August 2008 20:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Mythic’s Mark Jacobs has trashed Bobby’s Kotick’s estimation that it would take $1 billion to compete with World of Warcraft, describing his posturing as “nonsense.”

“When certain people throw out ridiculous numbers, you know they’re throwing out ridiculous numbers because they want to scare off competition or they want to make themselves seem invincible and that sort of nonsense,” he told MTV.

“Realistically, if you’re going into this space for the first time, and you want to compete with WoW and you want to compete with us — because we’re going into that same space — you’ve got to make sure that you have at least 100 million dollars.”

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  1. absolutezero

    The Devs of WAR are really going to regret all this shit once the game finally comes out in Europe and GOA completely fuck everything up.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Daodan

    What a numbnut, he’s doing the exact thing he slammed right before. Throwing out numbers to seem impososing. Criticizes Kotick for his claim, then belches out a number himself.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Yes… that’s a bit stupid.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Freek

    The difference being his number is realistic, one that allot of big publishers could come up with and compete in the MMO genre if they wanted too. Wich was his point: it’s achievable to make an MMO in a WoW world.
    Rather then the impossible 1 billion mark that makes absolutly no sense.

    #4 6 years ago