Tag Archives: Eric Hirshberg
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:49 BST
Call of Duty: Ghosts will support Kinect voice commands on Xbox One, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has confirmed. It’s not yet clear if you can ‘bark’ orders at the dog, but we can hope.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 12:59 BST
Call of Duty: Ghosts was revealed last night at Microsoft’s Xbox One event, and since then Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has spilled many beans about what to expect from Infinity Ward’s cross-gen shooter. He also confirmed the game would release within the Xbox One’s launch window.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 | 23:35 GMT
Detractors and proponents alike often point to the lack of eSports coverage on mainstream broadcast TV, but Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg doesn’t seem to see much point.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 | 16:36 GMT
Activision announced during its Toy Fair 2013 press conference that the Skylanders franchise has surpassed $500 million in revenue, and over 100 million toys have been sold. The sell-through is the fastest such a milestone has been reached by kid’s games, including WWE and Star Wars. During the Toy Fair, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that Skylanders Giants sold over $195 million in the US since its holiday release. He also introduced Skylanders: Swap Force, which was announced earlier this week. You can watch the presentation of the later below.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 03:36 BST
Sat, Mar 03, 2012 | 21:21 GMT
Activision has said any negative connotations which can come about with annual game releases don’t really apply to the Call of Duty franchise.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 | 22:36 GMT
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, the executive behind the highest-selling franchise in the industry, thinks an increasing emphasis on smaller numbers of bigger hits is a good thing.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 | 05:41 GMT
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg told DICE attendees the birthing of social service Call of Duty: Elite was problematic for everyone involved.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 01:36 GMT
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg found ways to make the most of the massive embargo break which spilled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 information ahead of a strict marketing plan.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 21:47 GMT
“The idea of giving people constant incremental playable content and making it so you’re never more than a few weeks away from the next new experience within the Call of Duty universe is part of what we’re experimenting with. This franchise doesn’t really behave like most franchises. It’s become something of a year-round activity for a large percentage of our player population. One of the things that was most appealing when we were researching these ideas with consumers is the idea of breaking up the DLC so that it comes more often and more regularly. We want to provide DLC to people more often and also experiment with more of a variety in the forms of playable content. The nature of this kind of service requires constant iteration. There are things [in development] that consumers don’t yet know they want… because they can’t imagine it.” – Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg to Wired.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 | 14:10 GMT
D.I.C.E. organisers have announced that Eat, Sleep, Play head David Jaffe, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg and Xbox creator Sheamus Blackley are all to speak at the development event in Las Vegas next February. NPD’s Anita Frazier and Texas Instruments executive director Delores M. Etter will also give sessions at the event. Tomonobu Itagaki of Valhalla Game Studios, EA’s Richard Hilleman and Epic’s Tim Sweeney, as part of his AIAS Hall of Fame acceptance, are all also due to give speeches next year, as previously confirmed.
D.I.C.E. takes place from February 7-10. Thanks, GI.Biz.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 15:46 GMT
Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg feels that while “video games are fictitious popular culture” in the same vein as films, the content included in each are received in a very different manner.
Mon, Nov 07, 2011 | 11:07 GMT
“We were looking for a new way to reinvigorate [the series] and [our developers] came to the table with this idea of bringing physical toys to the game, and that got everyone’s imaginations firing. It took what was a smallish, moderately ambitious project and turned it into a larger one.” – Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, speaking to Gamasutra on how it brought Spyro back with Skylanders.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 06:27 BST
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, has praised Nintendo’s decision to release an add-on for the 3DS to enable dual analogue control.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 | 14:07 BST
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 | 09:16 BST
Today’s little nibbles span all five food groups – social, mobile, promotional, Japanese, and fish.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 20:36 BST
“Welcome to the big leagues Eric. I know you’re new in the job but someone should have told you this is an competitive industry. You’ve got every reason to be nervous. Last year Activision had a 90 share in the shooter category. This year, Battlefield 3 is going to take you down to 60 or 70. At that rate, you’ll be out of the category in 2-3 years. If you don’t believe me, go to the store and try to buy a copy of Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk.” – Jeff Brown, EA corporate communications man to IndustryGamers regarding Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg’s gamescom keynote.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 14:00 BST
During gamescom, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg provided a keynote speech where he discussed, among other things, what he called “mudslinging” from the EA camp over Modern Warfare 3. We posted the story on Wednesday, but now you can watch the entire gamescom opening ceremony along with Hirshberg’s speech here. His part starts at around the 17:55 mark and goes to 39:40, which hits at just under 20 minutes. There is also a PDF of his speech through here, courtesy of OneofSwords.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 19:44 BST
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg announced during his presentation at the 13th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado that directors Ridley Scott and Tony Scott are working on content for Call of Duty Elite.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 12:09 BST
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has claimed that players involved with Call of Duty are keenly more involved than those who play Facebook games.