Should Microsoft acquire Asobo studio?

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Poll Should Microsoft acquire Asobo studio? (27 votes)

Yes, they did a great job with Flight Simulator! 74%
Nah, Sony should acquire them; Plague Tale is as "Sony game" as it gets. 26%
Give 'em to Nintendo since they're in desperate need of mature story driven games with great graphics. 0%

I've been playing Plague Tale Innocence courtesy of Playstation Plus and am really enjoying it so far. This game feels like a first party game, and has a lot of TLOU type vibes to it. It's only a matter of time until someone snatches this developer up. So who should it be, SW? MS because of Flight Simulator? Sony because of what I mentioned, or Nintendo because their first party can use some new IPs?

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#1 SecretPolice
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Sure and Plague Tale took me by surprise as well, really enjoyed the game.

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#2 Mesome713
Member since 2019 • 684 Posts

Let’s leave these weird games on Sony. Makes it easier to avoid them.

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#3 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 37818 Posts

Good to hear you are enjoying it, mate.

It's such a memorable experience.

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#4 Ghost_of_Phobos
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They should keep being independent but I wouldn't be surprised with a MS acquisition.

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#5 Telekill
Member since 2003 • 11335 Posts

I think they would make a better fit with Sony as A Plague Tale fits well with the Playstation library. Glad to know a sequel is being made.

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#6 Basinboy
Member since 2003 • 14272 Posts

MS has a production nightmare on its hands as-is. Plus I don’t see Asobo moving the needle, just partner up with them on a project and see where it goes.

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#7 robert_sparkes
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It makes sense to ms they seem like a perfect fit but think they want to stay independent.

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#8 Pedro
Member since 2002 • 52568 Posts

You Sony fannies are sure obsessed with acquisitions. The only reason you are playing the game is because it is independent. But for some reason, you think the studio should be acquired.🤦‍♂️

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#9 rmiller365
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Nah, I'm not usually a fan of acquisitions in general. Creativity gets killed of when Corporate figureheads step in and start making profit margins the single most important part of the game.

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#10  Edited By mrbojangles25
Member since 2005 • 50537 Posts

Leave Asobo the **** alone, for ****'s sake.

They're doing good work, let them keep doing good work.

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#11 GirlUSoCrazy
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Why should anyone buy them?

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#12 Pedro
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@girlusocrazy said:

Why should anyone buy them?

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#13 xantufrog  Moderator
Member since 2013 • 16548 Posts

No. More people should get to play their games

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#14 lebanese_boy
Member since 2003 • 17059 Posts

How about a fourth option where they don't get bought and you stop stupidly encouraging, normalizing and enabling this practice?

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#15 x_hedon
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@SolidGame_basic:

Yeah, Plague Tale Innocence is pretty awesome on XSX. Feels right at home on Xbox for sure.

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#16  Edited By lamprey263
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It doesn't appear like the studio needs it right now, with how A Plague's Tale did and the new one coming up, they appear to be pretty self sufficient.

But, as a fanboy, I would hope if anybody got them, then I would hope it would be Microsoft.

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#17 Chutebox
Member since 2007 • 47732 Posts

How about no more acquisitions? That would be splendid.

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#18  Edited By UnnDunn
Member since 2002 • 3938 Posts

I thought Asobo was already an Xbox Game Studio. Guess I was wrong.

I feel like as long as they have a solid relationship with Asobo for Flight Simulator, they don't need to acquire them.

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#19 BenjaminBanklin
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Yeah. Why not? I'd like to see them dedicated to sprucing up FS for the foreseeable future. We didn't have FS for a long time, and now it's back and should stay that way.

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#20  Edited By SolidGame_basic
Member since 2003 • 32484 Posts

@BenjaminBanklin: I will be giving it a go on XSX Game Pass. I still don't see the fun about it lol.

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#21 Pedro
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@BenjaminBanklin said:

Yeah. Why not? I'd like to see them dedicated to sprucing up FS for the foreseeable future. We didn't have FS for a long time, and now it's back and should stay that way.

They can do that without being acquired.