View Full Version : Activision movie idea

09-17-2010, 10:45 AM
Apparently Activision is considering selling game cutscene movies, see the original link here (http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/112/1120940p1.html).

I instantly thought of two ways this might play out.

1) An hour or two of completely new cutscenes that contains a cool new storyline set in the same game world, so basically a real movie. Sold for $10 to $20. This would be kind of cool and a similar idea to buying game novels. Extra, cool content for the fans is always nice.

2) Rip the cutscenes out of the game, add nothing new, and sell them for $20 - $30. This sounds like a terrible idea. Your fans already own these cutscenes when they bought the game. Everyone else really doesn't care about watching the cutscenes or they would have bought the game. And charging more than a normal movie DVD, are you serious?

Unfortunately, it sounds like Activision is going more towards the 2nd option.

09-17-2010, 11:05 AM
This is another reason why yet again, big game companies are stealing from their fans. They should be ashamed.

09-19-2010, 03:44 AM
I can't imagine who'd be buying:confused:

09-21-2010, 10:55 AM
You mean the same Activision that claims that the only high quality indie dev is Bungie?

Bobby Kotick quote:

"Bungie are a very unusual company," Kotick told the America Merrill Lynch Media, Comms and Entertainment conference. "They're probably the last remaining high quality independent developer. It's very hard to [pauses]... that has sort of has institutional skills and capabilities. And they're a real company. "

09-21-2010, 11:45 AM
From a developer stand point, there is a difference between indie and independent btw. Indie companies are small companies like us, Basilisk, 2D Boy, etc. Independent companies are typically bigger companies but aren't permanently attached to a publisher.

There are certainly more good independent studios out there though, just limiting yourself to shooters there is Valve, Epic, and Gearbox (and probably a lot more).

I think Kotick really just likes to say outrageous things for free PR.

09-21-2010, 02:36 PM
I think Kotick really just likes to say outrageous things for free PR.

That's almost what it seems like. Either way, I avoid Activision games because of the way this guy speaks in public. No doubt millions of others still buy their games, but I won't.