Activision predicts Destiny will be "the best-selling video game in history"
Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 22:02
According to IGN, He made the very bold prediction about the game in today’s earnings call with investors:
"We expect Bungie’s Destiny, an innovative shared-world, first-person action game to be Activision Publishing’s next billion dollar franchise," he said. "Destiny will be the best-selling video game in history."
The game has received a ton of hype from sites all over the internet after its showing at last summer’s E3 convention, which you can watch for yourself below.
I wasn't impressed by Destiny before, but I'm more than interested now that I've seen it running in-person. A part of me sort of begrudged remembering that, at the end of the day, it's a first-person shooter, but it's a damn fine-looking one all the same.
Activision Blizzard has also published and developed many games that have received a great deal of critical acclaim, including franchises such as Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo.
With the combination of Activision’s publishing and Bungie’s developing of the game, perhaps Kotick’s statement isn’t so extreme after all.
A video on IGN lists nine reasons their employees are excited about the game, which you can watch here.