Tag Archives: Eric Hirshberg
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 12:44 GMT
Call of Duty: Ghosts didn’t fare too well at review, but Activison feels that its biggest and most trusted critics are the fans themselves who, according to Eric Hirshberg, are getting along with the new shooter just fine.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 04:48 BST
Eric Hirshberg, the CEO of Activision Publishing, is a strong believer in games doing “what games do best” and doesn’t share the “strange desire to morph games into movies or have them behave more like movies”. He sat down with Edge for a chat about what the next generation of consoles means for Activision, check out some choice quotes after the break.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 23:35 BST
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg believes the publisher is one of the gutsiest in the business in terms of taking risks and being creative.
Thu, Sep 05, 2013 | 14:59 BST
Activision to continue supporting Wii U, if it can add to its appeal it “absolutely will” – Hirshberg
Activision publishing boss Eric Hirshberg has said the firm plans to continue supporting Wii U and that if the company can add to the platform’s appeal it “absolutely will”.
Thu, Sep 05, 2013 | 11:30 BST
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has stressed that the notion that all the publisher wants to do is push out a new Call of Duty each year is a “false narrative”, and that the company is open to taking risks.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 | 10:22 BST
“Another year, another Call of Duty” does seem to have become a gaming culture staple, but Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has stressed that the series’ annual release schedule exists because fans demand it.
Wed, Jul 03, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Call of Duty’s yearly campaign to assault our minds with incessant gunfire seems like it’s not going away moving into the next generation of hardware. Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg has stated that the franchise has never been stronger, and it’s keeping him confident in the IP’s transition to PS4 and Xbox One
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 | 16:27 BST
Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg isn’t too worried over Xbox One’s $499 price point, but he does feel that the firm needs to prove why it’s worth the price.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 | 06:00 BST
Activision has made a “sizable investment” in Destiny, according to the firm’s publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, who called it “probably one of the biggest investments in a new IP that’s ever been made in this industry.”
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | 00:45 BST
Platform exclusive deals are “mutually beneficial”, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has said, but the publisher wants to go “wherever gamers are”.
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.