What does Polyphony Digital make besides GT?
Polyphony Digital primarily makes the Gran Turismo series.
However in 2006 PD put out a Motorcycle racing game called TOURIST TROPHY for the PS2.
Also, back during the PS1 days, after Gran Turismo 1, they released a 3D rail shooter called OMEGA BOOST. Not sure if you were gaming then or not or if you've ever played or heard of it, but I remember it....it was pretty good.
But yeah, Sony does allow their developer studios latitude for creativity. If there's one thing Sony is pretty much beyond reproach, it's in how they deal with their developers. I mean, they have decades worth of experience in dealing with artists...even the stranger, more finicky ones. Maybe Microsoft is learning from them. I mean, at least this time they haven't tried to uproot TWISTED PIXEL from their Austin Texas home....not yet at least....not yet. lol That at least shows some potential sign of some positive learned behavior on the part of Microsoft. We'll see.
You sound very young. I say that because it's typical of the younger gamers to act like Sony invented video games. I've been gaming since Pong and I remember when Sony was the new kid on the block.
Sony just shut down 3 studios earlier this year.
They also laid off a lot of employees when they "restructured" their UK studios.
These are all the same things you're slamming Microsoft for doing. I would suggest you get your head out of the dark place you've placed it in. Sony is not benevolent, Microsoft is not evil. They are businesses that will take appropriate action when a section of their business isn't performing. Do you think they bought Twisted Pixel without their agreement? Obviously TP see the benefit in the purchase and they don't fear their oppressive new overlords.
You kind of have a point but, if anyone has the best developers in the buisiness its Sony.They have games coming out left and right.They have QUALITY games releasing.Not only that but they multi-task with making PC games also.exapmle:Planet Side 2,DC Universe.
I dont know if its Microsoft's fault that these studios went missing but,I definitely blame Rare's recent troubles on Microsoft.
Hey, I'm not arguing any of that. Sony collectively has the best studios, no doubt, that is their biggest strength. My only point is that they are a business just like Nintendo and Microsoft and they don't simply have those studios out of the goodness of their hearts. They just have a different philosophy when it comes to games, Microsoft prefers to use companies like Epic to make flagship titles, Sony prefers to have a lot of first party studios instead. We all know MS has the cash to go buy studios if they wanted to.
Microsoft has had great luck with some first party studios, not so much with others, but they don't just shut places down arbitrarily and you can't assume that because they've decided to close some studios (while keeping MANY of those employees by the way) that that is somehow their modus operandi. Also, Microsoft has opened something like 4 or 5 new studios recently (I can't remember the exact number). This will probably work out better for them than buying an already established studio.
The difference between Rare and TP is that they've worked a lot with TP already and both parties know what to expect from the other, they had never worked with Rare before they bought them. Having said that, Rare has still put out some great games this gen.