Game designer Tim Schafer called Activision honcho Robert Kotick a "total prick" yesterday. Activision then replied to his claim that Kotick was a "total prick". Schafer now says calling Kotick "a total prick" was an "accident".
"That was an accident," Schafer told website Eurogamer. "I was going to change the title of my talk to 'how to give interviews and remember to check the microphone is off.'"
Continuing, he added, "I need to keep my mouth shut. It is shocking how you really 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."
Who ever could he be talking about? The mystery!
"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."
According to Eurogamer, Schafer did not explain why he said that Kotick is "a total prick", adding he "definitely" isn't saying anything about the Activision CEO.
Schafer: "I need to keep my mouth shut" [Eurogamer]