Acti-Blizz Day – We’re influencing future console design, says Kotick

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 06:40 GMT

Speaking during Activision Blizzard’s Analyst Day last night, company boss Bobby Kotick said that the firm’s success is helping to influence the design of the next PlayStation and Xbox.

“Now that we have the weight of being the largest payer of royalties to the first-parties of any third-party company, I definitely see us as starting to influence hardware design, and they’re thinking about the evolution of the next generation of hardware,” he said.

“The good news is that when it does come it’s going to have a powerful impact on our ability to capture a lot of that part of the marketplace today that feature films, television or music [inhabit].”

Built-in microphone, then? Thanks, GI.

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