XBox Live: Why should Microsoft get all the money?
Activision looks to PC-TV
Activision has"heard" that its Call of Duty mega-franchise is the main reason for 60 per cent of subscribers to pay for Xbox Live - so why should Microsoft get all the money?
In an interview today with the FT Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, said: “We don’t really participate financially in that income stream. We would really like to be able to provide much more value to those millions of players playing on Live, but it’s not our network.”
He thinks the new generation of gamer-friendly PCs may be the way to sidestep console online monopolies and says Activision will “very aggressively” support efforts by Dell and HP to connect PCs to TVs.
It will be interesting to see how this effort pans out. PC games are much easier to pirate, so presumably that will be countered with greater online lock-in.
Maybe this means we'll start to see games designed for PCs again rather than dodgy console ports!
maybe microsoft should ditch the subscription charges and microsoft points and the charge for changing your name i have a 360 and it is costing a bomb to keep going one thing i will say my 360 has had 1 red ring and if it happens again il be thrown it in the bin where it belongs and il be switching back to sony where i know its reliable. im sick of buying microsoft stuff that is cheap tacky and not well built