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#1 Pedro  Online
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Seems like there is rumblings of another acquisition on twitter. If true, fools/shills will celebrate. 🙄

I hope this turns out to be false because this would not be good for the industry. But, "teh excoosive". 😑

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#2 Chutebox  Online
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Man, this shit is annoying if true.

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#3  Edited By Zaryia
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@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

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#4 Archangel3371  Online
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This seems to have been rumbling around ever since the Zenimax acquisition about how Microsoft wasn’t done and there was supposedly more to come. Unless it’s something that could help struggling developers or reignite dormant IP’s then I’d prefer companies stay independent. I am curious to see who this could be though if these rumours are to be believed.

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#5 BlargForToo
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I just hope it isn't Konami, if Xbox ends up with the rights to Metal Gear (and Silent Hill, Castlevania for that matter..) I'll be very sad. Sony needs to pick them up, if anyone does, and reunite Kojima with his creation. I've heard some rumours about Microsoft going for it though, hope they're not true.

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#6 Pedro  Online
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@zaryia said:

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

You mean the media. This recent obsession with exclusives is to blame for another potential consolidation. Instead of gamers celebrating the democratizing of gaming with Xbox Play Anywhere and games being on PC and consoles, you have the same old allegiance and celebration of games being locked out of specific hardware.

While, MS acquisition still factors in PC and mobile with regards to access to their acquired games, it still a major concern for the mass consolidation of studios and IPs.

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#7 shadyacshuns
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@zaryia said:
@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

Yup. They make Spider Man exclusive, now they have an exclusive deal with KOTOR remake and that's a-okay, but not when MS does it. They're supposed to publish their games on rival systems, it seems...

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#8 hardwenzen  Online
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Buy SquareEnix they make shit games, nothing will be lost.

If these bitches buy Fromsoft i will let them know how i feel, and let me tell you, it won't be pretty.

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#9 Chutebox  Online
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@shadyacshuns: This is about dev acquisitions, not games.

Console exclusives that are bought like deathloop or whatever is just lame.

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#11  Edited By sakaiXx  Online
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TGS is close so might be announcements there. Sega seems like they really need the money due to closing of many arcade centers and pachinko not open.

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#12 mazuiface
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Another developer will become a shell of its former self.

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#13 Zaryia
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@Chutebox said:

@shadyacshuns: This is about dev acquisitions, not games.

Console exclusives that are bought like deathloop or whatever is just lame.

Hope you're not a Cow because Sony has been doing this for a long time.

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#14  Edited By lamprey263
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I heard recently MS dialed back people's expectations that there weren't going to be any new titles revealed at TGS 2021. Technically I guess an acquisition wouldn't contradict that. They did say there would be exclusive news at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show event... oh, quit toying with me MS.

If they can manage to get Sega to put Persona games on Game Pass then I'd be fine if MS has nothing more to show at the event.

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#15  Edited By VatususReturns
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@zaryia said:
@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

This argument again...

Sony mostly buys second parties i.e. developers that made sony funded IPs. MS buys well established IPs and takes them away from the competition. Both are in the wrong but one is a way bigger d*ck than the other, sorry

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#17  Edited By LouiXIII
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All's fair in love and war. I think buying out big studios like Bethesda is a great move for Microsoft. Sony has Naughty, Insomniac, Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Guerrilla, Bend, House Marque, Asobi like damn...they have an army of crazy talented devs so why not hire new talent to even the playing field?

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#18 Chutebox  Online
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@zaryia: ...I just said what sony has done is lame too.

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#19 onesiphorus
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These acquisitions are one of many reasons why the home console market needs more competition. The market every year is becoming more monopolistic, anti-consumer, and less competitive becoming a two-party system and a third-party that is detached from the others and monopolizing a market without challenge.

Real competition with many players is good for the home console market and for consumers. Less competition and monopolies are not.

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#20 VFighter
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@zaryia: Sony usually buys developers who have been aligned with them, insomniac is a good example as they made 95% of their games for Sony anyway. Something like MS's last big deal or let's say either MS or Sony buying Sega would be and is VASTLY different.

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#21 Djoffer123
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Sigh… we’ll to be fair as a pc gamer I greatly prefer ms doing it rather than Sony! That being said, this exclusive shit is getting old already, only mindless drones would celebrate it!

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#22 getyeryayasout
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Square Enix? Bungie? Someone proficient with GaaS.

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#23 firedrakes
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@onesiphorus said:

These acquisitions are one of many reasons why the home console market needs more competition. The market every year is becoming more monopolistic, anti-consumer, and less competitive becoming a two-party system and a third-party that is detached from the others and monopolizing a market without challenge.

Real competition with many players is good for the home console market and for consumers. Less competition and monopolies are not.

issue it cost millions now per game to make.

in general...

got a few mill laying around?

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#24 Mozelleple112
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Sony's been dominating the exclusive game since the year 2000, and especially the last 5-10 years so only fair that microsoft actually gets some as well.

If its From Software or Kojima Productions I'd cry but I think we're cool.

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#25 simple-facts
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Let's hope they have games on PlayStation,another meltdown by the exclusive are great brigade would be epic.

Xbox for the players

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#26 sealionact
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Sony and their followers have no leg to stand on as far as being pissed at MS for buying devs for their ecosystems.

Historically, Sony have constantly paid to keep games off rival systems…and that is way more of a dick move than buying a software house and financing titles, which Sony won’t allow on their platforms.

The problem for Sony is that if they want to enter a bidding war for content, they’re going to lose out to ms big time. Fine by me.

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#27 brimmul777
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I think whatever developer they end up buying it won’t be Ubisoft or EA? Those developers are too big,especially for Sony. I know MS has what it takes to purchase both but very unlikely either of them. I’m guessing it’s Sega or Konami?

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#28 davillain-  Moderator
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If MS isn't buying Bioware out from EA, than MS lost this race.

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#29 tdkmillsy
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I hear they going to buy PlayStation Studios :)

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#30 davillain-  Moderator
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@tdkmillsy said:

I hear they going to buy PlayStation Studios :)

Sadly we have US laws preventing from buying major publishers such as Sony. We don't like hostile-takeover.

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#31 SecretPolice
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Whelp this got some triggered. lol

Not Me, I'm like, can GP really get even better?

Phony and Nintendont are doomed..... F'n doooooomed I tellz ya!! :P

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#32 theAM0G
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@Chutebox: 'Man, this shit is annoying if true.'

Why not just ask your mommy to buy you an Xbox?

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#33 SolidGame_basic
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Pretty obscure references. So many things are said on Twitter. Remember Bluepoint acquisition?

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#34 Ibacai
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No more acquisitions please! That goes for Sony and Nintendo as well.

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#35 Chutebox  Online
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@theam0g: Why would I need another one?

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#36 SecretPolice
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@Chutebox:

Yeah, yeah, sure. You wish you had an XSX.

It's a well know fact they're harder to find than a 12 leaf clover. ;o

I kid, I kid. lol :P

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#37  Edited By HalcyonScarlet
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@vatususreturns said:
@zaryia said:
@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

This argument again...

Sony mostly buys second parties i.e. developers that made sony funded IPs. MS buys well established IPs and takes them away from the competition. Both are in the wrong but one is a way bigger d*ck than the other, sorry

Yes we were all particularly ecstatic when Sony bought Street Fighter 5. Then they made the Spider-Man ip exclusive to Playstation for video games, thank you Sony, oh and I am LOVING FF7 Remake on Xbox right now.

But it's MS that's the "d*ck" right?

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#38 dabear
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Sega? FromSoftware? SE?

My prediction: none of those - they're going to buy some small studio and this will be a nothing-burger.

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#39 shellcase86
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Unless that studios i son the verge of shutting down, I'm against this. They've got plenty studios now, the most I think. These buys need to start producing.

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#40 navyguy21
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The most consistent rumors have been Sega and Konami.

Those are the only 2 that makes any sense. Square and Capcom don't need money, EA and Ubisoft are doing well from microtransactions.

Konami has had financial issues for a while and eventually shifted to mobile games and gambling machines. They have a ton of valuable IPs they could sell off.

Sega kind of goes without saying

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@hardwenzen: If Sony bought Fromsoft, you'd probably be all for it. Lol.

Anyway, I hope it's not a big company like Bethesda again. Even though I'm an Xbox fan, enough is enough I think. We need to think what's best for the industry as a whole.

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I know it sucks, but if it brings more games to Game Pass, I'm all for it.

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#44 dabear
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@davillain- said:

If MS isn't buying Bioware out from EA, than MS lost this race.

I don't think that is true at all.

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#45 Ghost_of_Phobos
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They should buy THQ, it's the best purchase to feed Game Pass.

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#46 Zaryia
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@HalcyonScarlet said:
@vatususreturns said:
@zaryia said:
@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.

Why? People don't seem to mind Sony doing it for several gens now....

This argument again...

Sony mostly buys second parties i.e. developers that made sony funded IPs. MS buys well established IPs and takes them away from the competition. Both are in the wrong but one is a way bigger d*ck than the other, sorry

Yes we were all particularly ecstatic when Sony bought Street Fighter 5. Then they made the Spider-Man ip exclusive to Playstation for video games, thank you Sony, oh and I am LOVING FF7 Remake on Xbox right now.

But it's MS that's the "d*ck" right?

Yeah he's making up fictional qualifiers that he feels are important even though he's even wrong on those.

This is pure fanboyism. It's fine when Sony does it but not MS, because Cows gonna Cow.

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@hrt_rulz01 said:

@hardwenzen: If Sony bought Fromsoft, you'd probably be all for it. Lol.

Anyway, I hope it's not a big company like Bethesda again. Even though I'm an Xbox fan, enough is enough I think. We need to think what's best for the industry as a whole.

No, i don't want Sony to buy anything if, and only if nobody else buys em. The same applies to Bluepoint. But because MS, tencent, etc are buying out everything, i would much prefer Fromsoft/Bluepoint to be owned by Sony, because Sony won't ruin the studios. As a matter of fact, i would even expect Fromsoft titles to look significantly better visually if they were owned by Sony, so there is an advantage.

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#48 ZeroTheHero
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Microsoft can't afford buying another studio right now their in a weak spot they overpaid a lot on other things right now.

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#49 Djoffer123
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@zerothehero: you are such a troll…

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#50 uninspiredcup  Online
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All it means for me is probably raised prices. As that's all it's resulting it with their current acquisitions.

Basically, this.

@Chutebox said:

Man, this shit is annoying if true.