well, folks, our world just keeps getting stranger. who knows, exactly, what is going on with camp activision this week.
first, there’s been a number of strange reports detailing activision’s creepy and bizarre handling of internal hr issues. they’ve got bouncers at infinity ward, studio heads have been abducted by aliens, staff have been infected with a zombie virus… well, it’s anyone’s guess what is actually going on. however, as you may or may not know, i tend to generally not give a shit about stuff like that. modern warfare 2 and i love each other, but we see other people.
what has caught my attention is this: the possible death of world of warcraft. activision themselves have warned that the game may become obsolete.
Activision has warned that World Of Warcraft could become ‘obsolete’ due to advances in the way consumers play games.
In the ‘Risk Factor’ section of the company’s Annual Fiscal Report, filed yesterday, the firm wrote:
‘We compete with other forms of interactive entertainment, such as casual games like iPhone applications and other mobile phone games, and games developed for use by consumers on social networking sites.
‘Future increased consumer acceptance and increases in the availability such games or other online games, or technological advances in online game software or the Internet, could result in a decline in platform-based software and negatively impact sales of our console and hand-held products. Newer technological advances in online game software may also render products such as World of Warcraft obsolete.
‘Additionally, direct sales of software over the Internet by competitors could adversely affect our distribution business.’
Warcraft’s MMO rivals admitted in January that no current title has a chance of ‘toppling’ the series.
again: what the hell is activision on? this is a pc game. it’s got 62% of the mmorpg market. it’s like saying apples will stop being sold because there’s a new crop of fruit on the market. people, there’s over 11 million people subscribed to this game. pc games and console games are different things, bitches. i don’t care what your fucked-up little book reports say.
however, such a claim pleases me: i loathe world of warcraft. it’s pointless. all you little fanboys/fangirls out there, listen up: what an enormous waste of goddamn time.