Kotick slams Tim Schafer

Schafer called me a pr**k, but his game wasn't good

Activision boss, Bobby Kotick has slammed Double Fine boss, Time Schafer for calling him a "prick".

Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine, Kotick claims he made the right decision to axe Schafer's game, Brutal Legend from the publisher's schedule, because it didn't turn out "particularly good".


"Tim Schafer. The guy comes out and says I'm a prick. I've never met him in my life - I've never had anything to do with him," he told Edge.

"I never had any involvement in the Vivendi project that they were doing, Brütal Legend, other than I was in one meeting where the guys looked at it and said, 'He's late, he's missed every milestone, he's overspent the budget and it doesn't seem like a good game. We're going to cancel it."

"And do you know what? That seemed like a sensible thing to do. And it turns out, he was late, he missed every milestone, the game was not a particularly good game..."

This summer Schafer called the Activision CEO both a "prick" and a "dick" in a sensational dressing down of the exec.

When asked in an interview whether Kotick can really be blamed for wanting to make as much money as possible, Schafer replied: "Well, he doesn't have to be as much of a dick about it, does he?"

"I think there is a way he can do it without being a total prick. It seems like it would be possible. It's not something he's interested in."

For the full interview buy Edge issue 220 online and have it delivered to your door.

[ SOURCE: Edge ]