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Microsoft will revive some of the older Activision IPs
 

 

BOBBY KOTICK SAYS MICROSOFT HAS THE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES ACTIVISION DOESNT

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has said hed like to see Microsoft bringing back some currently retired series once its acquisition deal has been completed.

Speaking to VentureBeat, Kotick cited Guitar Hero and Skylanders as two franchises that were extremely popular for Activision in the past but were eventually shelved for numerous reasons.

One of these reasons was the need for a separate manufacturing team, something Kotick says he wasnt prepared to set up but that he feels Microsoft should be equipped for.

He also hopes Microsoft will use its social integration tools to make the Candy Crush series a more engaging multiplayer experience.

[Xbox CEO] Phil [Spencer] and I started riffing on things for the future, Kotick said. Ill give you three that are really compelling. I wanted to make a new Guitar Hero for a while, but I dont want to add teams to do manufacturing and supply chain and QA for manufacturing. And the chip shortages are enormous.

We didnt really have the ability to do that. I had a really cool vision for what the next Guitar Hero would be, and realised we dont have the resources to do that.

And Skylanders too. One of the great disappointments of my career is that other people came in and they came out with crappy alternatives. And they dumped all of these crappy alternatives in the market, and basically destroyed the market for what was a really cool future opportunity.

If you look at Skylanders, with its hardware and manufacturing and supply chain, there are the same kinds of things that we cant do but Microsoft can.

And in these conversations I was sharing my frustration about not having enough social capability in Candy Crush. I really want to be able to have a Candy Crush experience where players can play games against each other. And they can socialise. And they can have voice over IP and video over IP.

Thats a more social game, but its rooted in being able to play the game against another person or other people. There is nothing but opportunity for the kinds of things that we cant do on our own, and the resources that they have for us to just make a difference.

The Guitar Hero series sold more than 25 million copies over the course of its life, with Guitar Hero III in particular being the first video game to exceed $1 billion in sales, according to Activision at the time.

The toys-to-life Skylanders series was even more popular, with over $3 billion in sales and more than 300 million toys sold, but the series ended with Skylanders: Imaginators in 2016.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Kotick will continue to serve as the CEO of Activision Blizzard throughout the acquisition process, which is expected to close during Microsofts fiscal year ending on June 30, 2023.

But according to Wall Street Journal sources said to be familiar with the plans, Kotick is expected to leave Activision Blizzard once Microsofts acquisition of the publisher is complete.
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 4 months ago '05        #2
Krazie 
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Skylanders + Game Pass sounds like a hell of a combo actually.
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 4 months ago '17        #3
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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They should focus on WOW, Starcraft/Warcraft and most of all Diablo imo. Those franchises synergise well with Microsoft/Xbox.
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 4 months ago '20        #4
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x196 OP
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 4 months ago '07        #5
moe4484  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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BUT THIS IS BAD FOR GAMING
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 4 months ago '16        #6
Understandable 
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Tenchu 1, 2 , and 3 remake or remastered please. If they do a new game it better be done right not that Tunchu Z mess.
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 4 months ago '04        #7
Liquid-Science  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Ehhh, I bought Guitar hero a few years ago for nostalgia and it just don't hit the same no more...they can leave it dead really

Other IPs, go ahead and test it out, throw it on gamepass

 4 months ago '12        #8
iamsweets 
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 Liquid-Science said
Ehhh, I bought Guitar hero a few years ago for nostalgia and it just don't hit the same no more...they can leave it dead really

Other IPs, go ahead and test it out, throw it on gamepass
I bought Rocksmith during the Steam winter sale and don't think I can ever go back to RB or GH again. Gamifying learning how to play a real guitar and real songs are too great to go back to the fake guitars.
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 4 months ago '20        #9
Jimmy2times 
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Yea I miss guitar hero. Probably the only game other than 2k I can actually see myself playing. Looks like MSFT on the right track
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 4 months ago '15        #10
RickJamez 
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Guitar hero is dead.
Last game was dope.
All music was free and you could even use own music.
It had hundreds or tracks updated very frequent.
2 bad it wasn't received that well.
Rocksmith is the best guitar game there will ever be.
You'll even learn how 2 play a real guitar instead of some toy guitar.
Have fun and learning 2 play a real instrument at the same time.

 4 months ago '14        #11
Swade009  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Great move I fu*kin love it
I might even do an MJ best value in gaming

(Still hate gamepass) but M$ is getting real with it and hopefully they put some passion and love into all this.

 4 months ago '14        #12
NewLegends  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I would love another Guitar Hero

 4 months ago '05        #13
Double M Set  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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They Need To Make A Guitar Hero For The HipHop Heads…Comes With A MIDI Controller With Pads…Would Be Wicked…
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 4 months ago '17        #14
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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This is the series I need revived.


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 4 months ago '20        #15
Slymm  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Bring DJ hero back
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 4 months ago '05        #16
Scorpz 
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sh*t my son still has 100+ skylanders from when he was a lil kid.. sh*t was dope at the time.. would be nice to see them revive that for this new gen of kids..
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 4 months ago '10        #17
Kid Buu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 SPdaGOAT said
They should focus on WOW, Starcraft/Warcraft and most of all Diablo imo. Those franchises synergise well with Microsoft/Xbox.
They are and have been for quite sometime according to investors calls they have a few Diablo and Warcraft related titles to come.
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 4 months ago '04        #18
cuzjuan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 iamsweets said
I bought Rocksmith during the Steam winter sale and don't think I can ever go back to RB or GH again. Gamifying learning how to play a real guitar and real songs are too great to go back to the fake guitars.
they just need to make it controller and mobile based.. cause lots of games do that now for music games...

actually guitar hero and artful excape could go well together

 4 months ago '08        #19
Kewop Decam  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Guitar hero and metaverse is the wave
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 4 months ago '19        #20
The Dogefather  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x25
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Thank god we finally get another guitar hero

 4 months ago '17        #21
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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This needs to be on Gamepass.


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 4 months ago '10        #22
KJHARDY 
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Rocksmith>Rockband

I hope we get 007 games back
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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 months ago '05        #23
Dun Language  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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Please remaster mw3 and add multi-player

 4 months ago '04        #24
nwo504 
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guitar hero+ micro transactions
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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 months ago '12        #25
Pleasure Boy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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Mfs really believe this... MS cant even revive the sh*t they bought 20 years ago

This acquisition has nothing to do with developing older games its to get Call Of Duty on Gamepass... They dont gaf about any of those older franchises... The only thing they'll do with them is add them to Gamepass thats all... You n*ggas cant even get a new Banjo game
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