Activision to Schafer: Kotick “has always been passionate about games”

Thursday, 15 July 2010 07:43 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Tim Schafer recently said some things.

And whether Activision chose to sweep the bulk of them under the rug or Kotick’s come to enjoy the new one he was so recently ripped, this much is apparently certain: Bobby Kotick does not hate videogames.

“Tim Schafer’s comment that Bobby Kotick ‘makes a big deal about not liking games’ just isn’t true. Bobby has always been passionate about games, and loves the video game industry,” Acti-Blizz senior VP of corporate communications Maryanne Lataif said in a statement to IndustryGamers.

“But as CEO of a company that makes games enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, the demands on his time now make it difficult to play games as often as he’d like to or as much as he once did. As Schafer himself notes, he has never actually met Bobby Kotick.”

Glad that’s all cleared up and will never, ever be an issue again. Gotta say, we envy Eric Hirshberg – what with how easy and not completely impossible his job of filing away Activision’s horns is going to be.

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