It’s interesting to see how Microsoft and Tencent have forced Sony to change course on how they do acquisitions. As for so long it was always about established relationships and having a multitude of projects under your belt with Sony before they acquire you. Somewhat similar to what NIntnedo does.
However, lately with Bungie and now with Haven we are seeing a Sony where they are acquiring studios where tehy don’t have multiple projects and multitude of games built with the developer before they acquire them.
While I don’t think Sony needs to answer back to anyone. I will be interested to see If they really are able to close the deal on someone like a capcom or square enix.
So who wants to be the first person told off for discussing Microsoft acquisitions in the Sony thread. Kidding, I’m just glad we have a thread for this sort of discussion. Haven seems like an interesting purchase though they must be making really strong headway behind the scenes to take a risk with a completely new studio. I’m interested to see just what this new game they are working on is.
I think with Smash leaving EVO, EVO will lose a lot of value and Guilty Gear won’t help there. I do curious how Sony is gonna promote EVO because it kinda declined. Bigger games like Tekken or Street Fighter are gonna be multiplatform (for SF it is a must) so having the exclusive game there won’t bring a lot of benefits.
The thing is that the studio should want to make the games Sony wants. That’s the main problem there - Sony cannot acquire ASW and force them to develop certain games.
I personally have no idea why Guilty Gear is still Playstation exclusive. This playstation exclusivity is detrimental to a lot of games these days. Because getting less than 1m sales on 100m userbase is a bonkers.