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Well, some might argue that focusing on short term gain can hurt a lot. Even more true where those short gains are kinda failling.Hashbrick said:When was it never just about money? They are a BUSINESS.Wizardry said:I feel this also proves that gaming is just a money angle.
If they were SERIOUS about making this idea into a great game,there is NOTHING to stop them,just money and time.
EA has lots of money,they can afford the time,so yep this was another reason based on BUSINESS and not gaming.
Sorry I went full 4x4 Colin McRae Rally Dirt Offtopic. My bad.SBFord said:This current discussion is WAY off topic. Might be wise to make a separate thread in The Pub or Off-Topic. Thanks.
No no no... That's not it.Scot said:I doubt there is any sort of defection unless we see Netflix starting up a gaming platform, lets put that out there on the furthest possible limb.craftseeker said:I really don't think so. Particularly since it was in no way a 'defection', unless I am remarkably clueless Netflix does not in any way compete with Activision/Blizzard. Now some exec may have got miffed, but a quiet negotiated exit and handover would be normal for that change.ET3D said:At least we now know the real cause (planning to defect to Netflix).
Some people have suggested some plausible options, vesting, bonuses, ego, or perhaps the highly speculative 'grabass' or similar. But a simple change of employment isn't it.
As everyone should know by now the top executives in the top companies of the gaming industry are the same guys who are the top executives in the top companies of nearly every industry, it is a professional musical chairs where becoming a member of the club nets you untold millions. In the UK this started in the nineties I think when boards were allowed to set their own remuneration, without it being passed by shareholders. Since then perfectly reasonable very high salaries have been inflated beyond all recognition of what a director brings to a company.
World of Warcraft and Activision Blizzard are in a certain important, yet tight, spot. Most news could tell a lot about their future.swaghole said:Why are people so worked up over this? Am I missing something here..?
The rumors were spot on on every single detail. Sorry but I'll go with them.gervaise1 said:He was neither Activision side or Blizzard side. He was hired from Disney in May 2017 as the CFO of Activision Blizzard.Nyctelios said:If I remember correctly the rumors we had the entire last year was about a CFO from Activision side being put on Blizz to make cuts.H0urg1ass said:Was he originally Activision side or Blizzard side?
All speculation aside about what he may have done to get fired, it's important to know whether this is more of Activision cleaning house in Blizzard or something else.