Activision to Schafer: Kotick likes games, doesn’t have time to play them

Activision has shot back at Tim Schafer’s earlier, rather strong-natured comments on CEO Bobby Kotick.

Completely ignoring the bit about his boss being called “a total prick” though, Maryanne Lataif, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Activision Blizzard, only addresses Schafer’s allegations about Kotick not liking videogames, as well as his apparent lack of time to dedicate himself more to them.

“Tim Schafer’s comment that Bobby Kotick ‘makes a big deal about not liking games’ just isn’t true,” Lataif says in a statement. “Bobby has always been passionate about games, and loves the video game industry. But as CEO of a company that makes games enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, the demands on his time now make it difficult to play games as often as he’d like to or as much as he once did.”