The eternally quotable Activision CEO Bobby Kotick recently spoke with The Financial Times about the disconnect between publishers and console online services, and presenting his idea of a preferable system set up with Television-connected PCs. Kotick is stating that the company is looking to “aggressively” support new set-top PC models coming in from Dell and HP, which offer direct connectivity to TVs.
“We’ve heard that 60% of (Microsoft’s) subscribers are principally on Live because of Call of Duty,” Kotick said. “We don’t really participate financially in that income stream. We would really like to be able to provide much more value to those millions of players playing on Live, but it’s not our network.”
3 thoughts on “Kotick Wants PC-TVs Replacing Consoles”
So basically Kotick wants Activision to make their own console. Fancy language my friend, but I can see what you want. If I want I could connect my PC to my TV with an HDMI cable, but I prefer my own monitor for my PC.
What’s ironic about this is that I am currently looking at this on my TV. I guess his future vision could happen, but you would think a company like Sony would have the upper hand in this kind of market.
And yes, Activision has been wanting to put out another console since its success on older consoles (like the 2600).
No, more like its success with Guitar Hero. Heck, there were articles going back a few years where I believe Kotick has stated that it would be a cool to have Guitar Hero as its own platform.
If Sony wants to have more in the internet department, then they need to make a better browser, man is it slow.
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