The Activision Blizzard chief talks about the next generation of consoles.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is upbeat about the future of gaming. As the PS4 and Xbox One near release, Kotick recently answered questions during a recent earnings call as to whether they would actually provide any new innovations to traditional gaming experience.
Kotick responded that, “My sense is consumers are going to be excited about this hardware and I think over the long-term that it will probably be as long as the current cycle. I think you’re going to see new kinds of software that has not been available in this current generation. I’m seeing things we’re working on and developing that we’ve never been able to do before and I think we’ll excite audiences in ways that they haven’t seen before.
He’s also happy with the work that both Microsoft and Sony have been putting in, which benefits third party publishers like Activision Blizzard. “We have much more visibility today than we had even three months ago and both have made great progress. They’ve put more money against the launches than ever before and I think they’ve both learned a lot about how to improve the supply chain and manufacturing efficiencies.”