Tim Schafer’s recent assessment of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick (read: “…a total prick…”) made headlines across the board. The company behind the man behind the scorn recently came out in defense of its boss, Activision Blizzard’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Maryanne Lataif giving a quote to IndustryGamers.
“Tim Schafer’s comment that Bobby Kotick ‘makes a big deal about not liking games’ just isn’t true. Bobby has always been passionate about games, and loves the video game industry. But as CEO of a company that makes games enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, the demands on his time now make it difficult to play games as often as he’d like to or as much as he once did.” Lataif detailed, adding, “As Schafer himself notes, he has never actually met Bobby Kotick.”