Activision has today had to come out and speak out about rumours that they have blacklisted a number of sites for displaying news regarding the recent Black Ops 2 leaks.
Black Ops 2 has been dangled in front of gamers thanks to faux-pas by both Amazon France and Graphic Artist Hugo Beyer.
Both bits of news originated via French media where it is understood Activision were laying down the law and threatening websites from accessing future Activision content.
Grégory Szriftgiser of Gameblog.fr said to Kotaku, “They tried… to explain they needed us to pull the article, I refused again. They insisted again that it would seriously damage the professional relationship we had, that we weren’t fully aware of the consequences this could have, and that they had already contacted their advertising agency.
“I asked if we should consider ourselves blacklisted and more precisely if my journalist was still to attend a preview event that was planned next week and to which we were already invited. Activision said no. They also made clear that the relationship was to be severed, all advertisement plans cancelled, games not sent, and invitations to later events cancelled as well.”
Szriftgiser has also revealed that a number of other media outlets agreed with Activision’s request to pull their stories. The publisher said in a statement: “Activision doesn’t blacklist journalists. We believe this was a misunderstanding and are working towards a resolution.”
It seems that the Black Ops 2 news riled Activision up somewhat although they have now slipped back into their ‘keep everyone happy’ mentality and denied claims of blacklisting.
So now we wait for a Black Ops 2 release date.