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#51 PC_Rocks
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@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:

Ummm...pretty much all Sony studios were acquired:

Naughty Dog

Insomniac

Sucker Punch

Guerilla Games

Media Molecule

Bend Studio

Nowhere near the same as buying a company like Bethesda who developed, published, and was already a successful multiplatform company. Sony bought most of these developers while they were still growing and independent. Only exception really was Insomniac they were practically a 2nd party developer for them for years. Any more weaksauce arguments for today? You're on par for the course as usual.

All of them or at least the vast majority of them were multiplat devs which as the TC put it - acquired just to keep their games from being on other systems since Sony can't develop their own teams besides look at the title.

As for acquiring the publisher, well they would want to just that Sony doesn't have the money to do so. By the way, why are you upset over Bethesda, haven't you made countless threads about how they suck? Any more bu*thurt replies? You're par for the course as usual.

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#52 Sancho_Panzer
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IMO It's ok to a point, as an emergency measure or whatever, but I hope they're going to be focused on building studios up for themselves after this E3. They've already got a ton of talent, and it's not like they don't have the resources to invest at ground level.

On the other hand, I can see why they went this route, after the whole Sony PS4 paid exclusivity debacle...

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#53 sealionact
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@Sagemode87: Dude, all of those companies were multiplat devs before Sony bought them. Stop owning yourself.

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#54 lebanese_boy
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@Sagemode87 said:

Lems are deflecting with Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, and Insomniac? Devs that work almost specifically with Sony? Yeah, that's exactly the same as buying multiplat devs. Get some logic guys.

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#55 drummerdave9099
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If Sony acquired Capcom, Square Enix, etc you cows would be going nuts

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#56 mtron32
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It's simple tribalism. People on these forums have their camps and many in one camp hate those in the other camps to the point where any positive for their camp, regardless that the coin could flip for them in the future, is celebrated.

Same thing happened in politics with hyper-tribalism. You have nut jobs now speaking at Yale stating white people show their shame and guilt of being racists by not eating bread and how she wants to kill them. Not a peep from most people. That should be telling enough where America is headed.

Game development studio acquisitions should really not be a concern for anyone when the above is occurring.

I'm in all the camps but despise the Cows the most. I've had every PlayStation console, can't stand the fans of it.

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@pc_rocks said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:

Ummm...pretty much all Sony studios were acquired:

Naughty Dog

Insomniac

Sucker Punch

Guerilla Games

Media Molecule

Bend Studio

Nowhere near the same as buying a company like Bethesda who developed, published, and was already a successful multiplatform company. Sony bought most of these developers while they were still growing and independent. Only exception really was Insomniac they were practically a 2nd party developer for them for years. Any more weaksauce arguments for today? You're on par for the course as usual.

All of them or at least the vast majority of them were multiplat devs which as the TC put it - acquired just to keep their games from being on other systems since Sony can't develop their own teams besides look at the title.

As for acquiring the publisher, well they would want to just that Sony doesn't have the money to do so. By the way, why are you upset over Bethesda, haven't you made countless threads about how they suck? Any more bu*thurt replies? You're par for the course as usual.

Lmao, you love to make shit up. You don't even bother making any effort. Next time try harder πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž Not sure why you have some vendetta against Sony. Did Kaz run over your cat or something? Oh I know what is is, you're just jelly. 🀭

Sucker Punch

Games developed[edit]

YearTitlePlatform(s)
1999Rocket: Robot on WheelsNintendo 64
2002Sly Cooper and the Thievius RaccoonusPlayStation 2
2004Sly 2: Band of Thieves
2005Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
2009InfamousPlayStation 3
2011Infamous 2
Infamous: Festival of Blood
2014Infamous Second SonPlayStation 4
Infamous First Light
2020Ghost of Tsushima

Insomniac

Games developed[edit]

List of games developed by Insomniac Games
YearTitlePlatform(s)
1996DisruptorPlayStation
1998Spyro the Dragon
1999Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
2000Spyro: Year of the Dragon
2002Ratchet & ClankPlayStation 2
2003Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
2004Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
2005Ratchet: Deadlocked
2006Resistance: Fall of ManPlayStation 3
2007Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
2008Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Resistance 2
2009Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
2011Resistance 3
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
2012Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal AssaultPlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
OuternautsiOS
2013FusePlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Ratchet & Clank: Into the NexusPlayStation 3
2014Sunset OverdriveXbox One, Windows
2015Slow Down, BullWindows
Fruit FusionAndroid, iOS
Bad Dinos
Digit & DashiOS
2016Ratchet & ClankPlayStation 4
Song of the DeepWindows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Edge of NowhereWindows
The Unspoken
Feral Rites
2018Marvel's Spider-ManPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
SeedlingMagic Leap One
2019StormlandWindows
StrangeletsMagic Leap One
2020Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
2021Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartPlayStation 5

As Guerrilla Games[edit]

YearTitlePlatform(s)
2004Shellshock: Nam '67Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
KillzonePlayStation 2
2006Killzone: LiberationPlayStation Portable
2009Killzone 2PlayStation 3
2011Killzone 3
2013Killzone Shadow FallPlayStation 4
2017Horizon Zero DawnPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
2021Horizon Forbidden WestPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Media Molecule

Games[edit]

YearGame titlePlatform(s)NotesRef(s).
PS3PS4PSPPS Vita
2008LittleBigPlanetYesNoNoNoN/A[55]
2009LittleBigPlanetNoNoYesNoPrimarily developed by SCE Cambridge Studio[62][63][64]
2010Sackboy's Prehistoric MovesYesNoNoNoCo-developed alongside Supermassive Games and XDev[91][92][115][116][117][118]
2011LittleBigPlanet 2YesNoNoNoN/A[73]
2012LittleBigPlanet KartingYesNoNoNoDeveloped by United Front Games and San Diego Studio with Media Molecule in a supporting role[93][94][119]
2013TearawayNoNoNoYesN/A[85]
2014LittleBigPlanet 3YesYesNoNoDeveloped by Sumo Digital with Media Molecule being a contributor in the early stages of development[95][96]
2015Tearaway UnfoldedNoYesNoNoCo-developed alongside Tarsier Studios[87][88]
2020DreamsNoYesNoNoN/A[103]

Bend Studio

Games developed[edit]

YearGamePlatform(s)
1996Bubsy 3D (as Eidetic)PlayStation
1999Syphon Filter (as Eidetic)
2000Syphon Filter 2 (as Eidetic)
2001Syphon Filter 3
2004Syphon Filter: The Omega StrainPlayStation 2
2006Syphon Filter: Dark MirrorPlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
2007Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
2009Resistance: RetributionPlayStation Portable
2011Uncharted: Golden AbyssPlayStation Vita
2012Uncharted: Fight for Fortune
2019Days GonePlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
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#58  Edited By deactivated-60cb3701bc83b
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@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:

Ummm...pretty much all Sony studios were acquired:

Naughty Dog

Insomniac

Sucker Punch

Guerilla Games

Media Molecule

Bend Studio

Nowhere near the same as buying a company like Bethesda who developed, published, and was already a successful multiplatform company. Sony bought most of these developers while they were still growing and independent. Only exception really was Insomniac they were practically a 2nd party developer for them for years. Any more weaksauce arguments for today? You're on par for the course as usual.

All of them or at least the vast majority of them were multiplat devs which as the TC put it - acquired just to keep their games from being on other systems since Sony can't develop their own teams besides look at the title.

As for acquiring the publisher, well they would want to just that Sony doesn't have the money to do so. By the way, why are you upset over Bethesda, haven't you made countless threads about how they suck? Any more bu*thurt replies? You're par for the course as usual.

Lmao, you love to make shit up. You don't even bother making any effort. Next time try harder πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž Not sure why you have some vendetta against Sony. Did Kaz run over your cat or something? Oh I know what is is, you're just jelly. 🀭

Sucker Punch

Games developed[edit]

YearTitlePlatform(s)
1999Rocket: Robot on WheelsNintendo 64
2002Sly Cooper and the Thievius RaccoonusPlayStation 2
2004Sly 2: Band of Thieves
2005Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
2009InfamousPlayStation 3
2011Infamous 2
Infamous: Festival of Blood
2014Infamous Second SonPlayStation 4
Infamous First Light
2020Ghost of Tsushima

Insomniac

Games developed[edit]

List of games developed by Insomniac Games
YearTitlePlatform(s)
1996DisruptorPlayStation
1998Spyro the Dragon
1999Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
2000Spyro: Year of the Dragon
2002Ratchet & ClankPlayStation 2
2003Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
2004Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
2005Ratchet: Deadlocked
2006Resistance: Fall of ManPlayStation 3
2007Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
2008Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Resistance 2
2009Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
2011Resistance 3
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
2012Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal AssaultPlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
OuternautsiOS
2013FusePlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Ratchet & Clank: Into the NexusPlayStation 3
2014Sunset OverdriveXbox One, Windows
2015Slow Down, BullWindows
Fruit FusionAndroid, iOS
Bad Dinos
Digit & DashiOS
2016Ratchet & ClankPlayStation 4
Song of the DeepWindows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Edge of NowhereWindows
The Unspoken
Feral Rites
2018Marvel's Spider-ManPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
SeedlingMagic Leap One
2019StormlandWindows
StrangeletsMagic Leap One
2020Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
2021Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartPlayStation 5

As Guerrilla Games[edit]

YearTitlePlatform(s)
2004Shellshock: Nam '67Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
KillzonePlayStation 2
2006Killzone: LiberationPlayStation Portable
2009Killzone 2PlayStation 3
2011Killzone 3
2013Killzone Shadow FallPlayStation 4
2017Horizon Zero DawnPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
2021Horizon Forbidden WestPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Media Molecule

Games[edit]

YearGame titlePlatform(s)NotesRef(s).
PS3PS4PSPPS Vita
2008LittleBigPlanetYesNoNoNoN/A[55]
2009LittleBigPlanetNoNoYesNoPrimarily developed by SCE Cambridge Studio[62][63][64]
2010Sackboy's Prehistoric MovesYesNoNoNoCo-developed alongside Supermassive Games and XDev[91][92][115][116][117][118]
2011LittleBigPlanet 2YesNoNoNoN/A[73]
2012LittleBigPlanet KartingYesNoNoNoDeveloped by United Front Games and San Diego Studio with Media Molecule in a supporting role[93][94][119]
2013TearawayNoNoNoYesN/A[85]
2014LittleBigPlanet 3YesYesNoNoDeveloped by Sumo Digital with Media Molecule being a contributor in the early stages of development[95][96]
2015Tearaway UnfoldedNoYesNoNoCo-developed alongside Tarsier Studios[87][88]
2020DreamsNoYesNoNoN/A[103]

Bend Studio

Games developed[edit]

YearGamePlatform(s)
1996Bubsy 3D (as Eidetic)PlayStation
1999Syphon Filter (as Eidetic)
2000Syphon Filter 2 (as Eidetic)
2001Syphon Filter 3
2004Syphon Filter: The Omega StrainPlayStation 2
2006Syphon Filter: Dark MirrorPlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
2007Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
2009Resistance: RetributionPlayStation Portable
2011Uncharted: Golden AbyssPlayStation Vita
2012Uncharted: Fight for Fortune
2019Days GonePlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Bend Studio made Bubsy?

No wonder Sony are desperate to close them down.

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#59 PC_Rocks
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@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:

Ummm...pretty much all Sony studios were acquired:

Naughty Dog

Insomniac

Sucker Punch

Guerilla Games

Media Molecule

Bend Studio

Nowhere near the same as buying a company like Bethesda who developed, published, and was already a successful multiplatform company. Sony bought most of these developers while they were still growing and independent. Only exception really was Insomniac they were practically a 2nd party developer for them for years. Any more weaksauce arguments for today? You're on par for the course as usual.

All of them or at least the vast majority of them were multiplat devs which as the TC put it - acquired just to keep their games from being on other systems since Sony can't develop their own teams besides look at the title.

As for acquiring the publisher, well they would want to just that Sony doesn't have the money to do so. By the way, why are you upset over Bethesda, haven't you made countless threads about how they suck? Any more bu*thurt replies? You're par for the course as usual.

Lmao, you love to make shit up. You don't even bother making any effort. Next time try harder πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž Not sure why you have some vendetta against Sony. Did Kaz run over your cat or something? Oh I know what is is, you're just jelly. 🀭


What would I be jealous of? I'm not the one shilling for one company and gets bu*thurt every time being called out on the hypocrisy.

Oh and thanks for proving my point. The majority of the devs were multiplat before they were acquired.

Bend Studios started out as an independent company to make games for Apple and then PC in early 1990s.

Insomniac, made 3 multiplat games and have consistently said for many years they like their independence.

Naughty Dog was also incorporated under a different name and made many games for Apple, DOS, Sega etc.

Guerilla Games made Shell Shock Nam 67 on almost all paltforms of the time

Sucker Punch also first made a game for other platform

So, feel free to point out what was I wrong about, dumb dumb and in the mean time remain bu*thurt. Can't wait to see the next self-ownage.

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#60  Edited By Dragerdeifrit
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Creating and funding ur own exlusives is fine, buying franchises previously established as multiplatform is what pisses me off and i think it's a lazy/dirty move. Both Sony and MS are quite guilty of this, but MS buying bethesda was the ultimate dirty move from the consumer perspective as Fallout/edler scrolls were granted to be franchises anyone could enjoy regardless of platform. Same with Final Fantasy XVI, theres no reason for it to be ps5 exclusive, the last ones besides 14 have been multiplatfrom.

Like... i'm too lazy to make exercise so i'll just buy Usain Bolt to compete for me. :I

And the worst part is that Bethesda gonna get wrecked by MS interests. they used to be Zenimax bi$%h, and now Zenimax is MS bi$%h... so that makes, Bethesda is the bi$%h of the bi$%h of the bi$%h. And MS is known for killing every studio they get their hands on, Bethesda will be put on Halo developing camp before know it.

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#61 mazuiface
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Whatever. Sony acquired studios, albeit those studios technically were already exclusive to Playstation before the acquisitions.

MS has hollowed out the developers they have acquired, and its quite alarming. Rare became a shell of its former self. MS funded Scalebound, which I remember the infamous thread where Xbox fanboys *celebrated* the canceling of a Hideki Kamiya game - this is a man who has literally never made a bad game, but in their heads, MS can do no wrong.

Also the people who seem to have some sort of collective amnesia should really visit the thread about MS acquiring Bethesda - it was a fanfare of praise from a ton of fanboys on this forum. Bethesda is going to get completely destroyed by this merger, but I do not really care since I haven't played any of their games in the past 10 years besides DOOM and DOOM Eternal, which is id Softworks and they can easily quit and make a new studio.

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This screams saltiness, anger and basement dwelling , what games of those are playable on Nintendo or Xbox consoles ?

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#63 IMAHAPYHIPPO
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@sts106mat said:

why did you make another clown thread?

Pointless people do pointless things.

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#64 Starshine_M2A2
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@NathanDrakeSwag: Maybe MS is buying studios because they know they’re not very good at making exclusives? Seems perfectly reasonable to me.