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Community I don't understand how people can anticipate or cheer on studio acquisitions

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if its a situation like zennimax were there so cheap that they dont spend any money to update its in house engine time to go. I dont support companies buying up companies EA style just have them sit for a year or 2 then shut it down. Indie also is a really great option either since alot of indie studios can hold overnight with 0 ways to get a bailout to stay afloat.
 

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It’s not that hard to understand imo. Just the usual “us” vs. “them” mentality and a way to convince themselves that the expensive piece of hardware they bought was ‘the correct choice’ and better than the alternative(s).
 
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Was never a problem until MS bought Zenimax.
I had a problem with all these acquisitions well before the Zenimax purchase. That just showed how out of control the spending sprees are getting. I would much prefer the platform holders to build their own studios organically.
 
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I don't find acquisitions positive or negative, it's just something common to the tech world. Studios get gobbled up sometimes. I just roll with it.
 

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I can see in the situation where a company or studio being acquired is inevitable to prefer one company to be doing it over another.

Being a PC player I'd rather MS acquire a company than Sony. I'm not gonna go full cheerleader mode like some but that's just the way it is.
 
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How awesome would it have been if Nintendo had acquired say, Factor 5, or SEGA Lobotomy back in the day, we'd have had such great games and expanded on their legacies instead of shut down studios with nobody stepping up to take their place :messenger_expressionless:

That happened for other studios that may not have continued to exist otherwise or have grown out of an indie hole that didn't allow them to really realize their dreams and visions. Sure, other times it went bad, everyone cringes when EA buys.

Still, acting as if all you play and enjoy is indie stuff and corporations, first or third party, that acquired this or that studio or team didn't ever actually grow to offer shit you enjoyed that otherwise may have never even happened, huh?
SEGA really should have helped out and bought Lobtomy software and when CORE Design was looking for investment, SEGA should have bought them instead of allowing US Gold to buy the stake in corp
 

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So, I start by saying that I HATE exclusives for me games should be released on as many platforms as possible and the war between manufacturers must be waged between hardware (quality and power) and services and not ghettoizing the platform. Having said that, among the big 3 it goes without saying that it is for the previous reason that in my opinion if someone really needs to acquire, I definitely prefer it to be Microsoft. It has proven over time the will to pursue backward compatibility and compared to the others it still has many servers up of multiplayer games in reality now anymore very popular. All this without forget the most important thing the fact that their games today are released on day one on the vast majority of devices, PCs, Apple (via browser), consoles (old and new) Android , an option that in the event of an acquisition by Sony i Nintendo would see the game be confined to a net minority of players. And honestly there is little to argue about the negativity of this one.
 
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People used to hate acquisitions, moneyhats and timed-exclusives until their favorite corporation started doing it out of desperation.
Then they switched overnight and it's now their biggest source of hype. That's after YEARS of downplaying exclusives.

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Please tell me how games on Xbox, Pc, Smartphones, Tablets, Tvs and so on are exclusives. Everybody can play the games without having to spend 500 bucks. The best case is that nobody buys companies, but better MS does it than Sony. Do you want to know why many MS fans are glad when MS buys a studio? Free games.

When MS bought Bethesda my first thought was: "Yeah, i got a couple of hundred bucks to spend on other things this gen".
 

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It's bad for people who can't buy the systems but for me it's not a problem I have access to any system and games. What would have been more ideal Bethesda just shut down some studios not profitable?

It was obvious some of there developers were not bringing in the money such as Evil Within and Arkane games. Would the best scenario have been to close those studios and not sell to Microsoft according to the OP.
 

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Please tell me how games on Xbox, Pc, Smartphones, Tablets, Tvs and so on are exclusives. Everybody can play the games without having to spend 500 bucks. The best case is that nobody buys companies, but better MS does it than Sony. Do you want to know why many MS fans are glad when MS buys a studio? Free games.

When MS bought Bethesda my first thought was: "Yeah, i got a couple of hundred bucks to spend on other things this gen".

And are all those other devices you mentioned free or something? It's not the same experience beyond PC or Xbox. It's not healthy if one company can acquire the whole industry, it's not like Microsoft has shown in the last 2 gens that they are so creative with their studios they already had.

It wasn't a problem before Gamepass to own 2 consoles and a pc. The only reason why xbox fans cheer for it, is because of gamepass and pretend they are so accommodating to pc gamers that they can play those games too. No it's because you don't pay for the game itself, the "but it also comes to pc" is mostly the excuse to justify the acquitions.

But heey, with PS bringing those games to the PC in the future, why not Sony? Or just buy a PS5...
 
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People said they’d get the game on Gamepass when Sony acquired Housemarque, Bluepoint, Nixxes and Firesprite this year?
All acquisitions you cheered, by the way.

I might have said that certain acquisitions made sense given the already close relationships, but please show me where I "cheered" those.
 

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Well, I guess the gist is that, with the acquisition, the devs get the money and freedom to make great games.

It‘s very different to says the 90s because making AAA games is so much more expensive than it used to be. I wasn‘t too fond of this practice as well but after so many known devs when indi and then developed only crap I realized just how important the financial backing from a big publisher is. So by now I‘m not against it all, given that the buyer isn‘t EA because we have seen countless times how that turned out.
 
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Depends who buys a studio. MS is behind, they are probably the only company that can compete with Sony in the console space. Without the acquisitions MS would always be way behind. At least now, they have a chance. Plus, with MS, PC gamers don't lose. We need Sony and MS to remain competitive with each other. Now, if MS kept buying up huge studios(Sega, Ubisoft, Capcom etc) like Bethesda, it could be a very bad thing if Sony didn't/couldn't follow suit.
 
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And are all those other devices you mentioned free or something? It's not the same experience beyond PC or Xbox. It's not healthy if one company can acquire the whole industry, it's not like Microsoft has shown in the last 2 gens that they are so creative with their studios they already had.

It wasn't a problem before Gamepass to own 2 consoles and a pc. The only reason why xbox fans cheer for it, is because of gamepass and pretend they are so accommodating to pc gamers that they can play those games too. No it's because you don't pay for the game itself, the "but it also comes to pc" is mostly the excuse to justify the acquitions.

But heey, with PS bringing those games to the PC in the future, why not Sony? Or just buy a PS5...
there is really nothing to say by comparing the two situations and models. Sony keep developers out of the reach of the vast majority of players. Who could play Spiderman? and we are talking about a character who is worldwide famous who would not even have problems with sales outside the platform. If Sony keeps it closed to their system does it to force people to enter the ecosystem. Microsoft on the other hand abandoned this model (because obviously it couldn't win on console sales, but who cares why?!!) but from a user point of view one model lets the user decide how where and for how long to play a game the other forces you and surrounds you until you are tied up because of the money invested to the ecosystem. It is so obvious that I think you can understand for yourself which of the two favors the user the most. I know PlayStation users don't accept this reality but luckily for everyone Sony is slowly ditching that model too by releasing everything on PC by this gen.
 
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As in all things my opinion depends on what will put a better game in my hands. And it will change accordingly.

For example I don't really think the world would benefit if Microsoft bought Square Enix. On the other hand, I have to admit I wouldn't mind if Nintendo had control of the Sonic franchise.

Acquisitions CAN be a good thing, for example it would seem like a good business move for both parties if Sony took on the Kena: Bridge of Spirits studio. In this case the devs get the resources for their next game to be even better, gamers win. But when Activision bought Blizzard, a puppy died.

So I don't think you can judge all discussion on the topic out of hand, even though admittedly, the mentality that fuels it is most often just fervor to strengthen your own camp.
Remember Blizzard used to be a small studio just like the Kena team. An acquisition can give you higher budget games in the short term, but in the long term it stops the company from turning into another Blizzard. Its almost always bad in the long term.
 

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I have no problem with it.

I cant wait to see what these studios can now do with full backing from Sony and Microsoft.
 

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there is really nothing to say by comparing the two situations and models. Sony keep developers out of the reach of the vast majority of players. Who could play Spiderman? and we are talking about a character who is worldwide famous who would not even have problems with sales outside the platform. If Sony keeps it closed to their system does it to force people to enter the ecosystem. Microsoft on the other hand abandoned this model (because obviously it couldn't win on console sales, but who cares why?!!) but from a user point of view one model lets the user decide how where and for how long to play a game the other forces you and surrounds you until you are tied up because of the money invested to the ecosystem. It is so obvious that I think you can understand for yourself which of the two favors the user the most. I know PlayStation users don't accept this reality but luckily for everyone Sony is slowly ditching that model too by releasing everything on PC by this gen.

Sony is doing what they've always been doing, same as Xbox. There is nothing really different, in fact MS wants you to stay in their eco system. They are not releasing their games on other platforms. You only want to believe that open everything is the only good thing, but it's not always going to be that way. You are trying to pretend that as if Microsoft can guarantee you quality and Sony cannot, when in fact it is mostly the other way around.

Nop sorry, xbox fans use this as an excuse. Sony has shown game by game that people are willing to pay for games, and that a rental service like gamepass is not the only thing in the world. If you think MS can keep this up forever at the same price, you are obviously naive. Besides, it remains to be seen how many developers will want to put their games on this kind of service from day 1. At the moment, the bigger game companies are not releasing their games on Gamepass day one. They might release some of them when they sold like shit.
 

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In the end the emotions comes from how you’re affected by the purchase. Might mean that you’ll get more (or less) games you like.

I hope Nintendo buy Mercury Steam simply because I want more awesome 2D Metroid games, I would celebrate it.

I’m annoyed that Microsoft didn’t manage to buy Moon Studio simply because I wanted more Ori games, now the IP is in limbo.

A friend hated the Bethesda acquisition simply because he love the Elder Scrolls games but only have a PS5.

Etc
 
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Sony is doing what they've always been doing, same as Xbox. There is nothing really different, in fact MS wants you to stay in their eco system. They are not releasing their games on other platforms. You only want to believe that open everything is the only good thing, but it's not always going to be that way. You are trying to pretend that as if Microsoft can guarantee you quality and Sony cannot, when in fact it is mostly the other way around.

Nop sorry, xbox fans use this as an excuse. Sony has shown game by game that people are willing to pay for games, and that a rental service like gamepass is not the only thing in the world. If you think MS can keep this up forever at the same price, you are obviously naive. Besides, it remains to be seen how many developers will want to put their games on this kind of service from day 1. At the moment, the bigger game companies are not releasing their games on Gamepass day one. They might release some of them when they sold like shit.
Psychonauts 2, flight sim, sea of thieves on PC , MCC, Forza 4 on PC , Forza 5 , AOE4 gears5, the Halo infinite multiplayer beta all say Hi and are the living proof that what you say about quality is far-fetched. And again YES Ms are absolutely and objectively releasing games (or at least making them playable) on other platforms unlike Sony.
I know well that seeing the chosen platform (as well as being the preferred one) begin to be seen as not very pro-consumer bothers but you must not be alarmed, it always happens to those who hold the "throne" for a long time, and this is what is happening to Sony and Ms. The first is trying to extend its dominance in the closed console market as much as possible (era which, however, is coming to a physiological end) , the other is trying to accellerate the process trying to take a prominent place in what looks like the near future and is doing it by trying to break down the walls of that market as it failed to win fighting with the same weapons. But we users shouldn't give a damn about this war and take everything the highest bidder offers, and sorry but a game with a metacritic like Forza Horizon 5 which comes on day one on a service that costs from 1 euro to a maximum of 15 well no Sony at the moment has nothing to rival this such a pro consumer thing. But fortunately the competition between the two is also changing Sony and we can only gain from the result As for the acquisitions of at the moment if anyone has to acquire it is objectively better for consumers that is Microsoft to do it.
 
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Sony is doing what they've always been doing, same as Xbox. There is nothing really different, in fact MS wants you to stay in their eco system. They are not releasing their games on other platforms. You only want to believe that open everything is the only good thing, but it's not always going to be that way. You are trying to pretend that as if Microsoft can guarantee you quality and Sony cannot, when in fact it is mostly the other way around.

Nop sorry, xbox fans use this as an excuse. Sony has shown game by game that people are willing to pay for games, and that a rental service like gamepass is not the only thing in the world. If you think MS can keep this up forever at the same price, you are obviously naive. Besides, it remains to be seen how many developers will want to put their games on this kind of service from day 1. At the moment, the bigger game companies are not releasing their games on Gamepass day one. They might release some of them when they sold like shit.
Poor take that rests on tired consistently disproven tropes.

Gamepass isn’t going anywhere, same way Netflix isnt.
 

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Acquisitions on their own would be fine, but these days there seems to be implied platform exclusivity with every acquisition (and there seem to be many acquisitions planned). I play on PC so this doesn't affect me much (for now, anyway)

Still, why would you suddenly want a game that everyone used to be able to play to suddenly be limited to one ecosystem?

For example, after seeing the anticipation for Elden ring from all areas of the community, do people really want FromSoftware to suddenly be tied down to making games for one console alone?

I understand the benefits acquisitions bring for studios(security, stability, funding, marketing, technical expertise, etc.) and I get that this is how the business of videogames has been run. But the exclusivity of formerly platform-neutral ips or studios just fractures the community
So why do you, the players, want it?

Only reason I can imagine is "since everyone's being bought, it might as well happen in favour of the ecosystem I'm already in"
i dont mind acquisitions if the games are not kept exclusive to one platform, however i dislike acquisitions because they sometimes ruin studios by stealing good artists and engineers to form other studios a good example is when some of the best code masters artists and engineers went to form playground games! you can clearly see similarities between forza horizon series especially the graphics and art direction to colin mcrae dirt 1-2 series exactly photo copy if you look at them and now the new dirt 5 looks artistically worse than colin mcrae dirt 2..
 

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Depends on the situation - who's doing the buying, who's getting got, and why.

But really, what's happened is pretty simple: Microsoft upped the ante of what the word "megaton" means. The Bethesda acquisition wasn't a megaton - it was a fucking supernova. And when the interstellar dust settled, Xbox fan bois were still giddy with console war joy. Over on team blue, suddenly Sony - who's been doing great work in games for decades without dropping billions on a publisher - needed an acquisition of that scale to "keep up". "Xbox has no exclusives" had been the battle cry of the blue bois for nearly a decade, and in one swift move Microsoft shut that down. So, they're still scrambling for some kind of "counter attack", as if suddenly Sony's current first party roster isn't up to the task of delivering quality games for the PS5.

So, because Microsoft have changed the definition of "big announcement", and green and blue bois are hungry for another supernova event to fuel the console war, every wanna be social media insider is going after easy clicks, propping up piss weak rumours as some kind of "big announcement". The fan bois get wind, and deduce: "the last big announcement was the Bethesda purchase, so this big announcement must be as big as that" and they're off to the races. Suddenly, Microsoft is buying SEGA, Steam, and EA. Sony are purchasing Square Enix, Konami and Activision Blizzard. Hundreds of billions in purchases and flying around - and not for sensible contributions to platform goals or business targets, but for "gotcha" moments. "Haha!" the fan bois cry. "If Sony buy Square Enix, you'll ever get Final Fantasy!". "Oh yeah!? If Microsoft buy Steam, they'll OWN PC Gaming!".

And meanwhile, the big announcements are "Dune skins in Fortnight next week" and "Blinx the Time Sweeper got FPS boosted".

Buckle up: we've got eight years until the end of the generation, and I suspect this bullshit will echo right till the very end.
 
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Remember Blizzard used to be a small studio just like the Kena team. An acquisition can give you higher budget games in the short term, but in the long term it stops the company from turning into another Blizzard. Its almost always bad in the long term.
True, but sometimes the short-term good games might not have happened at all if not for this option. And even if it's usually bad, it's not ALWAYS bad -I'm just saying it warrants discussion because of the nuances that make these things hard to judge (and why Nintendo is so careful).

Look at Rare, they were the right fit for Nintendo. Goldeneye wouldn't even have happened if Nintendo did not commision them to make an N64 game using the Bond license. Rare would not have gotten this IP or made this game on their own, and it added greatly to their reputation because the game was huge.

Even if history was different and Nintendo ended up holding on to Rare and dooming them to make games like Wii Music for the rest of time, I would still have considered that worth it because they had a huge run of great titles that would never have happened to begin with.
 

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It is pretty much just cheering for a player going to a sports team if your a fan(boy) of the company acquiring that studio. I think the only folks really irked when Sony or Nintendo buy a studio is pc gamers at least until they can finally pirate the game.
 
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I respectfully disagree.

Case and point...Bungie. Beyond Light was included in Game Pass day one, thanks to deal with Microsoft. But Witch Queen is not. If Bungie was owned by Microsoft i would not need to think if they reach another agreement because all their expansions would be in GP.

Now, I can sleep fine because I know, that Quake Reboot (id is rumored to be working on it), Indiana Jones, next Wolfenstein, Starfield, TES VI, Deathloop, Redfall, Gears , Forza Horizon etc etc would be in Game Pass day one.

I could not care less about those games being available on PlayStation consoles.
 

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I respectfully disagree.

Case and point...Bungie. Beyond Light was included in Game Pass day one, thanks to deal with Microsoft. But Witch Queen is not. If Bungie was owned by Microsoft i would not need to think if they reach another agreement because all their expansions would be in GP.

Now, I can sleep fine because I know, that Quake Reboot (id is rumored to be working on it), Indiana Jones, next Wolfenstein, Starfield, TES VI, Deathloop, Redfall, Gears , Forza Horizon etc etc would be in Game Pass day one.

I could not care less about those games being available on PlayStation consoles.
this!!!! and as i said before pushing users into your walled garden leaving dry land out does not prove that your walled garden is better. For this reason, as you said, I would prefer that the console manufacturers go to war by giving us hw improvements at the lowest price and services to which you cannot say no as gamepass. To me that a user of another platform may or may not play a game does not change anything.
 
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And are all those other devices you mentioned free or something? It's not the same experience beyond PC or Xbox. It's not healthy if one company can acquire the whole industry, it's not like Microsoft has shown in the last 2 gens that they are so creative with their studios they already had.

It wasn't a problem before Gamepass to own 2 consoles and a pc. The only reason why xbox fans cheer for it, is because of gamepass and pretend they are so accommodating to pc gamers that they can play those games too. No it's because you don't pay for the game itself, the "but it also comes to pc" is mostly the excuse to justify the acquitions.

But heey, with PS bringing those games to the PC in the future, why not Sony? Or just buy a PS5...
Cause MS releases the games day one on PC, and Sony releases them in a slow trickle like an old man taking a pee
 
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this!!!! and as i said before pushing users into your walled garden leaving dry land out does not prove that your walled garden is better. For this reason, as you said, I would prefer that the console manufacturers go to war by giving us hw improvements at the lowest price and services to which you cannot say no as gamepass. To me that a user of another platform may or may not play a game does not change anything.

I don't believe that it suits better for game companies to only be under the MS umbrella. Sony has proven how good they are for their studios they working with. At this point, PS users shouldn't care if Xbox players can't play some third party games because well, you guys don't care that games are getting away from PS platforms.

The "it comes to PC" is only a excuse and nothing more.

Brofist Brofist Why should Sony care? you guys also don't care so i'm ok with that if the green side is showing their cards, that PS can acquire what they want. Let MS first show they can not make a mess with a flag ship game like Halo.

The "These companies fits better with MS" is bullshit.

Sony releases them in a slow trickle like an old man taking a pee

Well buy a PS5 then...
 
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Well buy a PS5 then...
Nah no thanks I'm good. I just simply gave my opinion why if given a choice and a studio had to be acquired why I'd prefer MS. I'd rather it didn't get acquired and the game came to all systems in a perfect world though without moneyhats or timed exclusivity and the likes.
 
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Acquisitions on their own would be fine, but these days there seems to be implied platform exclusivity with every acquisition (and there seem to be many acquisitions planned). I play on PC so this doesn't affect me much (for now, anyway)

Still, why would you suddenly want a game that everyone used to be able to play to suddenly be limited to one ecosystem?

For example, after seeing the anticipation for Elden ring from all areas of the community, do people really want FromSoftware to suddenly be tied down to making games for one console alone?

I understand the benefits acquisitions bring for studios(security, stability, funding, marketing, technical expertise, etc.) and I get that this is how the business of videogames has been run. But the exclusivity of formerly platform-neutral ips or studios just fractures the community
So why do you, the players, want it?

Only reason I can imagine is "since everyone's being bought, it might as well happen in favour of the ecosystem I'm already in"
The benefits acquisitions bring for studios(security, stability, funding, marketing, technical expertise, etc.)
 

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I hang out with middle school students almost exclusively in my life and console wars are huge with this group. When Bethesda was bought, there were actual fights breaking out at school because of it (it was funny when I had to explain to my building principal what a Bethesda was).
 
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I don't believe that it suits better for game companies to only be under the MS umbrella. Sony has proven how good they are for their studios they working with. At this point, PS users shouldn't care if Xbox players can't play some third party games because well, you guys don't care that games are getting away from PS platforms.

The "it comes to PC" is only a excuse and nothing more.

Brofist Brofist Why should Sony care? you guys also don't care so i'm ok with that if the green side is showing their cards, that PS can acquire what they want. Let MS first show they can not make a mess with a flag ship game like Halo.

The "These companies fits better with MS" is bullshit.



Well buy a PS5 then...
i don't care if a game is leaving ps to go open on basically everything else instead of being confined in Sony console. This is better for the great majority of gamers. theres no way in how you can spin it or look at it
 

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Nah no thanks I'm good. I just simply gave my opinion why if given a choice and a studio had to be acquired why I'd prefer MS. I'd rather it didn't get acquired and the game came to all systems in a perfect world though without moneyhats or timed exclusivity and the likes.
I'm with you,if someone has to buy it let it be MS, at least they release them on PC also, couldn't give two shits if people with only playstation doesn't get to play them. There are very few games that could push me to buy a console on purpose. GT and Bloodborne on PS and Forza on MS (if it was exclusive), so i just subscribed for PSNow for example,play what i want and be done with it.
 
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i don't care if a game is leaving ps to go open on basically everything else instead of being confined in Sony console. This is better for the great majority of gamers. theres no way in how you can spin it or look at it

I'm not sure if you understand this thread? This is about acquiring these third party devs, and not about already established studios these companies already have.

It might be better for the majority of the gamers, but it may not be better for the quality of games in the future. Looking at the reactions, Xbox fans don't care about quality as long as games are on Gamepass and don't care if others can't play those games anymore.

Like i said, at this point Sony nor their fans shouldn't give a shit if Xbox gamers missing out some big games in the future, based on some of the reaction, people act as if MS is the only good company right now but gladly ignore Nintendo and Sony.

MS acquiring everything is only a bad thing for the industry and why should i care if you can't play your games for "free" anymore?
 
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When Sony and Nintendo purchases studios it's good business to increase their exclusives. When Microsoft purchases studios, that gets people to worry... LOL.

In reality, it should be the other way around. At least Microsoft bring their exclusives to PC on day 1. People should worry when Sony and Nintendo purchase 3rd party studios.
 
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Ideally, an exclusive will be a better product. Built for one system, more care attached to the development, etc. I own all of the systems already, so why not?
 

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I keep hoping MS will buy Sega so the influx of money could revive some of the dormant franchises of my youth and not just be crash grabs. Other then that, I don’t care. MS get my vote now because they won’t lock out PCs but with the way Sony is swinging prob only a matter of time on that front with them as well.
 

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When Sony and Nintendo purchases studios it's good business to increase their exclusives. When Microsoft purchases studios, that gets people to worry... LOL.

In reality, it should be the other way around. At least Microsoft bring their exclusives to PC on day 1. People should worry when Sony and Nintendo purchase 3rd party studios.

Microsoft has not the same gaming history as Sony and Nintendo. They are not in the same league. People still waiting for MS to raise their quality bar.
 

BabyfaceRe

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Acquisitions on their own would be fine, but these days there seems to be implied platform exclusivity with every acquisition (and there seem to be many acquisitions planned). I play on PC so this doesn't affect me much (for now, anyway)

Still, why would you suddenly want a game that everyone used to be able to play to suddenly be limited to one ecosystem?

For example, after seeing the anticipation for Elden ring from all areas of the community, do people really want FromSoftware to suddenly be tied down to making games for one console alone?

I understand the benefits acquisitions bring for studios(security, stability, funding, marketing, technical expertise, etc.) and I get that this is how the business of videogames has been run. But the exclusivity of formerly platform-neutral ips or studios just fractures the community
So why do you, the players, want it?

Only reason I can imagine is "since everyone's being bought, it might as well happen in favour of the ecosystem I'm already in"
More funding leads to studio growth and more creative freedom (generally speaking). Why would you not want studios that previously struggled for funding to have almost unlimited money ? Ninja Theory being bought by MS was basically like winning the lottery for them, I've been saying for years NT are the best studio on the planet they now have the funding to prove it.

How, TLoU , GoT all dont exist without first party funding and commitment, those are good games. Exclusivity is natural part of the industry since gen 1, they ain't going nowhere. Let's be real, without exclusives what even is Playstation?
 

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Looking at the reactions, Xbox fans don't care about quality as long as games are on Gamepass and don't care if others can't play those games anymore.
Which is pretty f hilarious when you read all those old 'xboys' messages claiming that exclusives don't matter :D. Seems they started matter just few months ago