Treyarch not proven themselves yet says EA boss
EA's John Riccitiello has had some stern words to say about Activision's new 'lead developer' Treyarch.
Riccitiello said that despite the success of Call of Duty: Black Ops Treyarch have still to prove themselves in the eyes of the consumers.
He explained: "I dont know that having two guys that probably dont play the games, in the form of the CEO of Vivendi and the CEO of Activision, come out and say 'Treyarch is our lead developer,' like you could anoint that."
The EA boss added: "[Treyarch] didnt make a 90-rated game; I think its 86 now. I dont think review scores are the be-all, end-all, but we all know a mid-90 when we see it, but this was mid-80s. I dont think you could anoint them by an executive saying, 'its so.' The question, I think, really is, 'what developer is going to put forward the next great FPS that sort of follows [what Infinity Ward did]?' Its wishful thinking, and lets hope for Activisions sake theyre right. I think its far from proven that the gaming consumer views a product from Treyarch in the same category as a product from what was Infinity Ward."