Rumor: Sony may buy Remedy Entertainment

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (24369 posts) 1 month, 17 days ago
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#1 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19168 posts) -

I think MS is more likely to buy them, but who knows...

And being a Remedy fan, I hope Sony doesn't buy them because I don't own or plan to own a Sony console.

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#2 Posted by Zero_epyon (13332 posts) -

I don't see it happening. But possible I guess.

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#3 Posted by Nike_Air (19335 posts) -

I doubt it would happen , but it would be good payback for Ninja Theory.

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#4 Posted by Pandadropkicks (384 posts) -

@Nike_Air: I wouldn’t exactly consider that a fair swap lol

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#5 Posted by Subspecies (680 posts) -

I can already see it. Lems: "Remedy always sucked".

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#6 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19168 posts) -

@subspecies said:

I can already see it. Lems: "Remedy always sucked".

You mean like cows with Ninja Theory?

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#7 Posted by ellos (2058 posts) -

Its more like the chinese companies are buying them or infusing them with money. Bungie, Quantic Dreams they are all ****in with Chinese money now.

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#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (28411 posts) -

I kind of doubt it myself as I think Remedy would rather stay independent but you never know I guess. I think that it would be a good get for Sony though if they did pick them up as I really enjoyed Alan Wake and Quantum Break and Control is looking quite interesting.

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#9 Edited by Pedro (35481 posts) -

It would be a poor purchase but whatever I guess.🙃

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#10 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

I'm thinking more of an exclusive game deal. I doubt they're trying to purchase them.

If Sony got them to do a Max Payne reboot exclusive to PS5 that'd be a mega ton.

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#11 Posted by Howmakewood (5952 posts) -
@boxrekt said:

I'm thinking more of an exclusive game deal. I doubt they're trying to purchase them.

If Sony got them to do a Max Payne reboot exclusive to PS5 that'd be a mega ton.

Considering Take Two owns Max Payne that seems quite unlikely

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#12 Posted by DaVillain- (37581 posts) -

Hey, I'm all for bringing some *Control* into the situation if it benefits Sony's upcoming PS5. Microsoft doesn't need Remedy anyway.

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#13 Posted by BaelNergal (570 posts) -

Nah. I think EA is going to buy them.

The next Alan Wake? First story objective is free, $4.99 to unlock every objective after that. And unless you shell out $70 for the collector's edition, you will be stuck with a main character that looks like a rejected Minecraft beta character.

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#14 Edited by biggest_loser (24332 posts) -

I hope they do. They can afford to buy Max Payne back and do a proper third game. They can also expand on Alan Wake with more resources. Hell, Remedy could even take over Uncharted.

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#15 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24369 posts) -

@davillain-: ba dum tss

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#16 Posted by xantufrog (11623 posts) -

I've never played one of their games

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#17 Edited by Subspecies (680 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01: Hey now, I'm a cow and I admit NT is a great dev. One of my favorites. However their new game looks like garbage.

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#18 Posted by ThatDBFan (426 posts) -

I very highly doubt they'll buy them. If anyone buys them, it'd be MS since they seem to have a much closer relationship with them given that Alan Wake and Quantum Break were Xbox exclusives.

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#19 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4923 posts) -

Would it really matter if Sony did? It's not like they have that much output. Unless they plan on ramping up hires.

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#20 Edited by ThatDBFan (426 posts) -

@subspecies said:

I can already see it. Lems: "Remedy always sucked".

Lol the Cows did the exact same thing with Ninja Theory and Obsidian Entertainment.

Both were praised on both sides as amazing studios, but once MS bought them, cows immediately switched to: "Obsidian and Ninja Theory suck. Never liked any of their games. They're all trash."

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#21 Posted by Subspecies (680 posts) -

@thatdbfan: Not this cow. NT and Obsidian are both great devs.

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#22 Posted by ThatDBFan (426 posts) -

@subspecies said:

@thatdbfan: Not this cow. NT and Obsidian are both great devs.

Well, that's good to hear at least.

In response to your previous comment about Bleeding Edge, it doesn't look bad imo. Sure, it isn't a system seller by any means, but I don't think it's really meant to be. It's more of their side project. They've confirmed they have other games in development, so those'll probably be big games.

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#23 Posted by DaVillain- (37581 posts) -

@xantufrog said:

I've never played one of their games

You should be ashamed of yourself. Go play Alan Wake.

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#24 Posted by phbz (4593 posts) -

I like all their games and MS wasted a great developer. Sony is a good fit.

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#25 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1629 posts) -

Sony fanboys hated Quantum Break because it's not on Playstation, then now they want Sony to purchase Remedy Entertainment? lolz

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#26 Posted by Pedro (35481 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@xantufrog said:

I've never played one of their games

You should be ashamed of yourself. Go play Alan Wake.

He is recommending Alan Wake because he hates you.

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#27 Posted by I_P_Daily (12353 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:
@subspecies said:

I can already see it. Lems: "Remedy always sucked".

You mean like cows with Ninja Theory?

Or like when BC sucked and old games are bad and yet reduc plays Skyrim on the PSVR LOL.

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#28 Edited by ProtossRushX (5638 posts) -

remedy wishes that would happen lol all that microsoft money dried up and now they want a new company to fund them

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#29 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10302 posts) -

They have not been great since Max payne days which was thier masterpiece.

Alan wake was great thought but after that they gone downhill. quantum break suck and control looks even worse.

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#30 Posted by DaVillain- (37581 posts) -

@Pedro: "Hate" is a strong word I don't say. Dislike is the word you are looking for Mr. Pedro :)

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#31 Posted by Epak_ (10695 posts) -

They'd probably do better with Sony than MS.

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#32 Edited by tormentos (29236 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18 said:

Sony fanboys hated Quantum Break because it's not on Playstation, then now they want Sony to purchase Remedy Entertainment? lolz

Who want sony to buy remedy? Please tag them with proper quotes stating so.

Please don't make me remind you how Insomniac sucked for lemmings but as soon as the make sunset overdrive they were great,or how Ninja Theory sucked but now are great and will do Tripple A titles.

When your roof is made of glass you don't throw stones.

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Or like when BC sucked and old games are bad and yet reduc plays Skyrim on the PSVR LOL.

Don't you mean how lemmings didn't care about BC when the PS3 was compatible with 2 full generations but the xbox 360 played again some games not all of them?

Na lemmings were to busy playing Gears to care back then,is not that they have nothing that BC even in shitty broken form is great.

OH i remember the backlash over the xbox 360 not playing any Splinter Cell on 2005 but you could play Barbie house adventures..lol

It was just compatible with 200 games on 2005,compare that to the PS3 more than 5,000 games it wasn't even close.

Again BC is a nice feature on day 1 when few games are available but 2 years after launch and in broken form who the hell cares.

And as a matter of fact in 2007 MS stopped adding BC games on 360.

Again BC is something MS pushed because they knew it was difficult or downright impossible to pull on PS4 to do the Jaguar not been able to emulate cell.

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#33 Posted by Pedro (35481 posts) -

@davillain- said:

@Pedro: "Hate" is a strong word I don't say. Dislike is the word you are looking for Mr. Pedro :)

My bad. :P

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#34 Posted by 2Chalupas (7101 posts) -

@subspecies said:

@hrt_rulz01: Hey now, I'm a cow and I admit NT is a great dev. One of my favorites. However their new game looks like garbage.

Looking at their history, NT never made a really great game. Heavenly Sword, Enslaved:Odyssey to the West, and DMC (the somewhat maligned game they made for Capcom)... those were the only AAA budget games they made before going back to being small indie studio after DMC. They showed themselves to be competent, and had 2 original IP in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved, though they probably don't even own Heavenly Sword IP.

Remedy is kind of similar, though I"d say Max-Payne is a much bigger franchise, doesn't matter because they don't own the IP and they probably haven't touched that franchise for over a decade. Over the same time-span Ninja Theory has existed, Remedy has basically been all about Alan Wake and Quantum Break. Meh.

I'm not sure either studio is worth "buying", as in paying a premium for. Now if they just need a studio to make a game and can "buy" them for the same as it would cost to get a new studio up and running. Then hey, why not. Both are competent studios. But the IP isn't worth much.

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#35 Posted by Nike_Air (19335 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18 said:

Sony fanboys hated Quantum Break because it's not on Playstation, then now they want Sony to purchase Remedy Entertainment? lolz

Nah. They only hated the Lemmings who said it would be better than Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us. Lemmings tend to overhype everything pre-release and use these types of games as megatons. Us Cows know Remedy from Max Payne.

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#36 Posted by Ant_17 (12744 posts) -

If their new games fails, MS will buy them for sure.

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#37 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24369 posts) -

damn, @tormentos just gave @i_p_daily the rock bottom. Will he get up?

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#38 Posted by I_P_Daily (12353 posts) -

@tormentos: Join date 2015, anything before is irrelevant there traveller from the past.

Simple fact is that this gen cows hated BC when MS announced it, and when people started reporting that the PS5 was going to be BC (which Sony hasn't come out and stated that all PS4 games will be playable on the PS5) BC was suddenly great again LOL.

But hey tormy you do you and link 10 threads from last gen if you want :)

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#39 Posted by Daredevils2k (2106 posts) -

Even though I love remedy games like Alan wake on the 360, I wouldn’t want Sony to buy them. I rather let MS do it since they really need good exclusives

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#40 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1629 posts) -
@tormentos said:
@mclarenmaster18 said:

Sony fanboys hated Quantum Break because it's not on Playstation, then now they want Sony to purchase Remedy Entertainment? lolz

Who want sony to buy remedy? Please tag them with proper quotes stating so.

Please don't make me remind you how Insomniac sucked for lemmings but as soon as the make sunset overdrive they were great,or how Ninja Theory sucked but now are great and will do Tripple A titles.

When your roof is made of glass you don't throw stones.

Nope I'm not the one who begged Insomniac to make a 2014 Xbox One exclusive game called Sunset Overdrive.

Overall I'm not really into Insomniac games especially Ratchet & Clank series.

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#41 Edited by warmblur (2814 posts) -

I voted yes because Remedy has showed in the past they will have no issues making deals to earn more it's just what they do.

  • 2002 Remedy sells Max Payne IP to Take -Two Interactive
  • 2006 Partners with Microsoft and makes Alan Wake a 360 exclusive comes to PC in 2012
  • 2016 they release Quantum Break still under MS as a exclusive comes to PC as well
  • 2019 makes a deal with Epic games to have their new IP Control a timed exclusive to the Epic games store
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#42 Posted by tormentos (29236 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

@tormentos: Join date 2015, anything before is irrelevant there traveller from the past.

Simple fact is that this gen cows hated BC when MS announced it, and when people started reporting that the PS5 was going to be BC (which Sony hasn't come out and stated that all PS4 games will be playable on the PS5) BC was suddenly great again LOL.

But hey tormy you do you and link 10 threads from last gen if you want :)

Yes on your last account.

Simple fact is the PS3 was BC with more than 5,000 games DAY 1 no waits almost everything BC,the xbox 360 had 200 games. lol

And yes lemming didn't care and claim for years the PS3 had no games.

NO we still don't give a shit,and i pointed out way before BC was announce for PS5 that this whole argument will end as soon as the PS5 got BC.

BC is a nice feature on day 1,2 damn years after launch an broken who the hell cares,oh you lemmings did because the xbox one had nothing this gen.

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Nope I'm not the one who begged Insomniac to make a 2014 Xbox One exclusive game called Sunset Overdrive.

Overall I'm not really into Insomniac games especially Ratchet & Clank series.

You grouped all sony fanboys.

So yeah the same apply to lemmings,even more since i don't see you quoting cows who want sony to buy remedy.

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#43 Posted by R-Gamer (450 posts) -

I'd rather they buy insomniac. Remedy is terribly overrated.