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  • EA Rumored to Have Closed Vancouver Studio's Open World Star Wars Game - MMORPG.com News

    Hashbrick said:
    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.
    When was it never just about money? They are a BUSINESS.
    Well, some might argue that focusing on short term gain can hurt a lot. Even more true where those short gains are kinda failling.
  • Activision-Blizzard CFO Fired for 'Causes Unrelated to the Company's Financial Reporting' - MMORPG.

    SBFord said:
    This current discussion is WAY off topic. Might be wise to make a separate thread in The Pub or Off-Topic. Thanks.
    Sorry I went full 4x4 Colin McRae Rally Dirt Offtopic. My bad.
  • Activision-Blizzard CFO Fired for 'Causes Unrelated to the Company's Financial Reporting' - MMORPG.

    Scot said:
    ET3D said:
    At least we now know the real cause (planning to defect to Netflix).
    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.

    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.
    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.

    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.
    No no no... That's not it.

    Disney is opening it's streaming service and as a punch on it's kidneys Netflix canceled all the Marvel Super hero shows it was airing, even the sucessful ones. 

    People were confused about what was going on and the logic assumption was Disney taking the IPs away for it's own shows... but that was not it:

    Just recently they found out that the contract Netflix holds for those IP specify that in case of closure/series cancel and so on those IP become "frozen" for a period of two years. The actors can't portray their characters in any type of media and those series can't be shown in any type of media outside Netflix aproval.

    So Netflix closed it's own series so Disney won't be able to also run them on their streaming service or use those actors and characters in any way shape or form. They shot their own foot to hurt Disney.

    I think what they fear is due Disney absurd amount of cash they could focus on marketing their streaming service in wider spaces than Netflix, taking away people who subscribe it for those shows.

    Just recently we had rumors that Friends would be taken off from Netflix, but a 10million payment assured that the show remained on it for more one year.

    Netflix wants that dude because he worked on Disney. They want him really bad. 
  • Activision-Blizzard CFO Fired for 'Causes Unrelated to the Company's Financial Reporting' - MMORPG.

    swaghole said:
    Why are people so worked up over this? Am I missing something here..?
    World of Warcraft and Activision Blizzard are in a certain important, yet tight, spot. Most news could tell a lot about their future.
  • Activision-Blizzard CFO Fired for 'Causes Unrelated to the Company's Financial Reporting' - MMORPG.

    gervaise1 said:
    Nyctelios said:
    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. 
    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.
    He was neither Activision side or Blizzard side. He was hired from Disney in May 2017 as the CFO of Activision Blizzard. 
    The rumors were spot on on every single detail. Sorry but I'll go with them.