How would people feel if Embracer group was owned/acquired by Apple in the next 2-3 years?
Would you be happy you’d perhaps be able to play a gigantic gaming library on the go, on a device that you always have with you, kinda like what Apple did to Camera, MP3 players, etc? Or would it be dreadful because you prefer physical controls?
I’m intrigued because games like LoL Wild Rift for example has a competitive scene and is similar to the PC version. CoD mobile is also not too far off console version in a lot of ways, and Apex Legends will be out soon for mobile and isn’t far off console quality.
It’s interesting to me seeing these “near console quality” games coming out among all the Gacha games. Thoughts?
Sony, and Nintendo would be very challenging to buy because the countless laws. Xbox, or Microsoft in general - Apple could very well buy. It would be challenging also because how much Microsoft costs and Monopoly Laws, but it’s more realistic than Sony or Nintendo. I don’t think people realise how much of a mammoth Apple is. Microsoft is also a mammoth but one is bigger than the other.
Acquiring Sony is a bigger possibility that getting anything from Microsoft, unless Microsoft wants to sell. Granted Sony will have to split anyway if Sony decides to sell due to certain business they would need to keep in Japan.
Nintendo is the easiest acquisition there as they are on the same level as Square Enix in Japanese list regarding importance to the economy (Sony is on a higher level).
I don’t think there are Japanese laws that would prevent Apple from buying Sony.
Recently some laws were introduced to scrutinize foreign ownership but would only prevent it if it provided to be an issue for their national security.
There recently was a Saudi company buy a massive amount of stake into SNK with the plan to become the majority. Japan had no issue with that. And that was a Saudi company, as in it is tied directly to the Saudi monarchy IIRC (in contrast to a Saudi Arabian company).
So Apple can buy Sony or any Japanese games publisher.