When discussing the Wii U Pro Controller, Michael Pachter said that:
Activision never said anything to me, but I know that [for] big games like Call Of Duty they said, ‘No, we’re not putting it on there if you don’t give us a conventional controller’. So they gave in.
(The “they” is in reference to Nintendo.)
He seems confidence in his stance, suggesting that, without a doubt, Call of Duty is on its way. We sort of already knew this, but Activision continue to remained quiet about the game. For those of us who are keen to use the more traditional controller, this might be a moment where we share a slice of gratitude for Activision.
Update: It turns out Pachter’s thoughts were not based on insider information:
I am putting two and two together to conclude that Activision put pressure on them. I do not know this either first-hand or third-hand; nobody told me. I am merely deducing it from what we know, and it’s an educated guess.
Some people are saying this was obvious based on what he said. I thought his wording implied that there was some thread of insider knowledge. But I guess that just proves how tricky language can be.