Xbox Acquisition |OT6| If this is about competition, let us have competition

This is actually an Era poster who pretty frequently gets warnings on their posts lol

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I wonder if that Wouk’s be strategy for major Japanese publishers . I don’t think it would be wise to pull games from Nintendo and Sony , but gamepass day one Would be huge. However o guess you could argue they could just make a gamepass deal with those publishers

I don’t think Microsoft considers another publisher until the looking recession is done with.

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Yeah I know some on this forum will disagree but I think when it comes to markets like Japan where Microsoft doesn’t have much presence a softer approach to acquisitions where they let titles remain multiplatform might work well. I mean, I don’t think Microsoft is suddenly going to gain a foothold in Japan just by buying a publisher there and making everything exclusive, I think it’s just going to take time no matter what they do. So personally I think it’s better to build a positive brand image in Japan and take their time while maintaining the existing fanbases for these games - all the while Xbox and Gamepass is still the best place to be to play them. They’d probably have an easier time with regulators too.
Plus I think with Microsoft’s already very large first party studio base they are in a position where they have a LOT of exclusives already no matter what they do here. Don’t get me wrong, the majority of Xbox first party titles SHOULD be exclusive and they are important to the platform - but I think they have enough that they can look for opportunities where a multiplatform approach would benefit them more on some titles.

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MS wont be buying Japanese publishers to suddenly make their console a success in Japan, they will be doing it purely to make GP more enticing and diverse and yes, if a Japanese pub acquisition does happen, I expect the majority of the output to still be multiplat but we will see

I’m not expecting anything anytime soon though, if the ABK deal even goes through it’s gonna take until this summer at a minimum, also the post about MS buying Sega is utter nonsense

Not because I can’t see them buying Sega eventually but because nobody will know about it until it’s actually announced

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Oh definitely, the main priority in any Japanese acquisition is not going to be to be successful in Japan specifically it’s gonna be to draw in Western audiences who like Japanese content. But ultimately if they CAN use an acquisition to build a foothold in Japan over time that will naturally bring more content to the platform.
But yeah, this is not happening any time soon.

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That would be cool if it happens, but ABK is who MS needs to be doing all they can to get cleared right now and then worry about Sega.
So I doubt MS would want info on Sega leaking now, if it is true because it would be used against them, so the sale of ABK would fail.

Does this guy have a track record?

No, and he posts daily in this forum under the same name but did not choose to post that here.

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Microsoft should look into Cold Symmetry, the developer behind Mortal Shell.

15 developers managed to create a souls like game that’s pretty good. They seem like a valuable studio.

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Y’all gotta stop deleting your posts…

Anyway, if MS can’t acquire a Japanese due to economic down turn plenty of studios with history of making good games to choose from: NIS, Eighting, Media.Vision, Tri-Ace, CC2, ILCA, h.a.n.d., Level-5, Bokeh Game Studio, Inti Creates, Idea Factory (technically a publisher, but on the smaller side), Mistwalker, and Platinum (:sunglasses:).

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is there any publisher or studio like asmodee ?
~600 game ( if im not wrong ) and crazy age cover this can be great option but i can’t find any publisher like them

Playtika offer €750m to buy Rovio.The analysts expect it to be rejected.

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750million for a very successful mobile company lol. They are right to reject it. Top mobile developers make bank. Having said that, surprisingly I thought Rovio was worth more than 500 million.

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Tech industry is down

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Yes, but there is no reason to sell a company at the worst evaluation in the past half decade unless the place is on fire. If they hold out for another few years they’ll likely get 3x.

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Yeah, I agree with that, particularly if they don’t have shareholder pressure.

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I personally find it interesting the way Phil talks about the tv and movie side of videogames. And WB is expected to able to be sold off by 2024 of q2 :thinking:.

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Platinum games, level 5, and rabbit and bear. Form a Japanese games division. One which Sony abandoned.

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I think we’ll see further investment from both sides in that area.

Sony has pretty clearly shown they’re willing to pick up familiar talent. Phil has made it pretty clear Japan is culturally important to gaming.

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