Okay, I understand this could be placed in various other threads, but I feel like specifically EA is an intriguing and interesting topic in regards to MS’s future gaming direction that it warrants its own thread.
Not performing as well as they used to (like Bethesda), with Visceral shutting down, Anthem doing poorly, stagnated yearly sports titles with little growth (although, consistently performing well) and studios like Bioware and franchises like NFS hitting near-rock bottom
Has yearly sports titles which are a near immaculate business model for a service like Game Pass
Has history with MS (both from a personnel standpoint) and now with EA Play deal, as well as Bioware and interchangeable high-level employees these past few years (Peter Moore, Casey Hudson), and not to mention the recent Titanfall franchise’s first title being an exclusive Xbox game
Other major titles like Apex which is perfect for a sub service given its seasonal with frequent live updates
For the reasons above, I can’t think of a better partner for EA, especially as they continue to struggle compared to their other large scale publisher competitors.
At this point, I believe EA would be cheaper than Bethesda as well and have to wonder that MS is interested in a company like this. ****EDIT: this is false, just fact checked myself
Although, putting it out there you guys should know me by now I’m all for Capcom (!!!), I can’t ignore the fact that EA seems so smart and obvious for MS
At this point, I believe EA would be cheaper than Bethesda as well and have to wonder that MS is interested in a company like this.
They’re worth 36 billion on the NASDAQ. They’re nowhere near as cheap as Zenimax.
Yeah but GTA alone is a critical strategic decision tool in ecosystem choice and is a huge game played for years with mtx and GTA Online is growing at insane rate YoY look at the numbers. A system seller game driving sales and bringing masses to XGP for keeping users subbed. Trust me GTA VI will be phenomenal. Better secure it yesterday. Without even mentionning the talent & technical expertise etc.
You forgot sports games. Mafia IV & Bioshock 4 IPs. Red Dead Redemption 3. L.A Noire 2. Think far away not now. The potential…
It is a gamble to make for the future. I would make it 100% if I was @XboxP3 I would buy Take-Two in a heartbeat.
It makes zero sense as EA’s bread and butter are sports titles and they’d be forced to make them multiplatform just as Sony was forced to out MLB the show on other platforms. I just don’t understand why people keep bringing EA up as it really makes zero sense.