Most of the developers they've acquired haven't had a full development period yet, such as inxile, obsidian, Bethesda, double fine, playground etc.Overall its been a slow year but without naming names certain companies have still managed to produce some absolute bangers and there's still more to come.
I don't understand the amount of excuses and leniency afforded in this situation. Remind me again, how many studios do they own? How many IP are under their ownership? You're trying to tell me they couldn't even get at least a couple of AAA products out the door?
It's piss poor scheduling and management. Other companies with far fewer resources have managed to get on with things through difficult times so I don't want to hear excuses. If what 343i have been able to get away with doesn't raise any red flags then I don't know what will.
You're absolutely right about poor scheduling/management, but I'll give it a break with covid taking over a year of the 1.5-4 years they've had the new studios....
That being said, you're right about 343i, and something drastic needs to happen there