Blizzard boss defends Activision’s Kotick

Tuesday, 29th March 2011 02:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick cops a lot of flack, but not from Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime, a staunch defender.

“I have an advantage there because I know Bobby personally and we have very long, in-depth conversations, so my view of him is not limited to small sound bites taken out of context,” the Blizzard founder told MCV.

“I can tell you that Bobby has been very supportive of Blizzard and that we have a great relationship with him. I don’t think the public image that some people have of him is fair or accurate.”

Morhaime also offered a comment on the oft-touted “Ativision-Blizzard merger”, maintaining that Acti did not purchase Blizzard.

“Our parent company Vivendi bought Activision,” he clarified, later detailing Blizzard’s feelings on the move.

“We were convinced that they did and that they were doing this for the right reasons, that the two businesses were complementary and that we wouldn’t be giving up our creative autonomy in any way. And that’s exactly how it’s panned out.”

Mega-publisher Activision was merged with the World of Warcraft creator in 2008.

Thanks, CVG.




  1. Naaame

    Of course he’s going to come to his defence, the parent company now own them.

    In a family if brother calls other brother a name and mum see’s. He’s going to get told off.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. IL DUCE

    @1 Lol, totally agree

    Kotick’s a total dick…and Morhaime will be a dick if Diablo III doesn’t make it’s way to consoles lol

    #2 4 years ago

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