Bobby Kotick says Activision had “no choice” in IW firings

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick didn’t see a choice in the early March firing of the two IW heads.

“We felt we had no choice but to terminate the Infinity Ward executives,” said Kotick. “There was no gray area, as talented as they might have been.”

“There was nothing that would have allowed us to retain them, we did this to protect the company’s assets and the interest of our shareholders.”

“The team in Infinity Ward today is comprised of some of the most talented people in the video game industry. They’re an incredibly well-respected group who are motivated and, obviously, extraordinarily capable.”

“We have a great place and a great team in place at Infinity Ward, which continues to work on downloadable content and the studio’s next unannounced project Modern Warfare 3. We continue to support the culture of excellence that has defined Infinity Ward, and we’re already strengthening the studio with additional talent and financial resources.”