Tag Archives: Eric Hirshberg
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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 08:22 BST
Activision’s announced Call of Duty: XP, a brand new event similar to Blizzcon that’s all about CoD that will take place in September.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 23:38 BST
The team working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the “real” Infinity Ward, according to Activision Publishing head Eric Hirshberg.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 02:41 BST
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 12:01 BST
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has said that a decrease in interest in the racing genre market was what eventually caused Blur and Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations to close.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 09:09 BST
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has said one of the reasons True Crime: Hong Kong was canceled, was due to the firm’s belief that the actioner would not reach “the top” of its genre.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 00:52 BST
Activision Blizzard publishing head Eric Hirshberg feels the company doesn’t get enough “credit” for its investment in IP beyond Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 | 10:18 BST
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has defended the company’s decision to not show the full feature list for Call of Duty: Elite so far.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 19:37 BST
Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has said that Call of Duty: Elite will be using a lot elements found in social and mobile games.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 | 11:08 BST
Everything’s kicked off in regards to Wii U in the past 24 hours. Pictures of the system have released, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg is talking about support for the console, domains for stuff like Wii U Sports have been registered and tech rumours about its chip. It’s all go.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 | 09:05 BST
Jimmy Fallon’s shown off Modern Warfare 3 on US TV overnight, with Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, Infinity Ward creative strategist Rob Bowling and Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield all making appearances. Footage of the New York demo that was played at Microsoft’s E3 presser was shown, with Spec Ops demoed live on the show by Bowling, Fallon and Simon Pegg. Watch it below. Game’s out on November 8 for PS3, 360 and PC.