Thursday, 15 July 2010

Schafer Retracts Comments On Bobby Kotick

Following yesterday’s news of Tim Schafer launching a verbal assault on Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, Schafer has now retracted his comments and claimed such comments were never intended to be recorded.
"That was an accident. I was going to change the title of my talk to 'how to give interviews and remember to check the microphone is off.'"

"I need to keep my mouth shut. It is shocking how you really can't burn bridges in the industry. You start your own company and you don't have to work for that jerky boss any more. Not naming names."

"Then it's like Empire Strikes Back - you walk in the room and "holy shit darth vader's at the table." It's such a small industry, you see the same people over and over again. No-one ever goes away."
When pressed about his specific comments further, he said:
"I'm definitely not saying anything about Bobby. After that Eurogamer thing I realised I'm a little nervous about what I want to say."
At the end of the day it’s just business and we understand Schafer doing the sensible thing and retracting his comments, although he was only saying what everyone else thinks. We know how we feel about him...

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