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What New Studio Are You Most Excited For?

The Initiative 6 27.27%
 
Undead Labs 0 0.00%
 
Playground Games 5 22.73%
 
Ninja Theory 5 22.73%
 
Compulsion Games 1 4.55%
 
InXile 1 4.55%
 
Obsidian 4 18.18%
 
Total:22


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Ryuu96 said:

I'm seeing alot of people jumping to the conclusion that MS is in talks to acquire Insomniac, but there is just no way. While I would love to see it happen, Insomniac just doesn't fit. They are not mid-size, as they have 2 large teams capable of AAA or large AA games, as well as smaller A and VR teams, but even more importantly, they just released Spider-Man for Sony which was a huge hit that Insomniac surely made alot of money from, no way they would let MS buy them, shutting them off from making Spider-Man sequels in the process. Best we can hope for with Insomniac is that MS greenlit Sunset 2 before Sony locked Insomniac in on a contract to make Spider-Man 2 next. 

No, it is far more likely that MS is looking to acquire Bluepoint. We've heard previously that MS was in discussions with a Texas based developer, and Bluepoint is based in Texas. Bluepoint has a history of working with Sony, on the Nathan Drake Collection, the God of War Collection, the Ico & Shadow Collection, Gravity Rush remastered, the Shadow of the Colossus remake, and the Vita port of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. They are a midsize indie studio which matches what Klobrille said. And they have worked with MS once in the past, on the 360 version of Titanfall, so there is already a rapport between MS and Bluepoint that would help with negotiations. 

The other possibilities I can think of would be Ready At Dawn, Quantic Dream, and Supermassive, but I doubt it is any of those. Ready at Dawn has gone downhill alot recently with both The Order: 1886 and Deformers getting poor reviews and sales, so I doubt MS would be interested in them. Quantic Dream has a history of successful Sony exclusives in recent years, particularly Detroit, so I highly doubt that they would be interested in being acquired by MS. Supermassive is locked in on a 3 game contract with Namco Bandai right now for the Dark Pictures Anthology, which seems to be 1 game per year, and they just announced they are working on another Sony exclusive, meaning that MS wouldn't be able to get an exclusive out of them until sometime after 2022 most likely, so I highly doubt MS is looking to acquire them unless they are looking to play a really long game, lol.

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Please don't be Quantic Dream!!

Out of all the Studios that have recently made game for Sony platforms Housemarque is the one that comes to mind for me been at 50+ in size fit's as mid-sized and they also said their arcade games were not selling well and will be doing something completely new with their next game could mean they were struggling financially somewhat and/or been approached by MS with the "make a game of your wildest dreams" we heard about could of swayed them giving the budget to make the transition they wanted.



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WoodenPints said:

Out of all the Studios that have recently made game for Sony platforms Housemarque is the one that comes to mind for me been at 50+ in size fit's as mid-sized and they also said their arcade games were not selling well and will be doing something completely new with their next game could mean they were struggling financially somewhat and/or been approached by MS with the "make a game of your wildest dreams" we heard about could of swayed them giving the budget to make the transition they wanted.

Housemarque and Bluepoint are the two most likely for sure, as they both fit within the size criteria we know MS has been looking for (50-100 devs). And Bluepoint additionally matches with the Texas based studio acquisition rumors we've heard. 



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If MechWarrior 5 is a success, I could see MS acquiring Piranha and releasing future Mech series games as Windows/Xbox exclusives.



Yeah, my money would be on Bluepoint too. It would also coincide with the texas based studio rumor as well.

flashfire926 said:
Yeah, my money would be on Bluepoint too. It would also coincide with the texas based studio rumor as well.

The thing with Bluepoint is, they don't really make games of their own, they haven't made a game of their own since Blast Factor in 2006. They are known as a remastering and porting studio. I wonder what games MS wants to remaster for next-gen? I'm still hoping to see Halo 3 Anniversary at some point personally. A Fable 2 remaster would be dope as well. 

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Was browsing through the MS thread on resetera, and one the Admins seemingly debunked Ready at Dawn.

shikamaru317 said:
flashfire926 said:
Yeah, my money would be on Bluepoint too. It would also coincide with the texas based studio rumor as well.

The thing with Bluepoint is, they don't really make games of their own, they haven't made a game of their own since Blast Factor in 2006. They are known as a remastering and porting studio. I wonder what games MS wants to remaster for next-gen? I'm still hoping to see Halo 3 Anniversary at some point personally. A Fable 2 remaster would be dope as well. 

The thing is, in my opinion MS now has enough studios to focus on making new games, that it's okay for one or two studios tasked with digging through Microsoft's past portfolio and modernizing it in a remake. 



shikamaru317 said:
The other possibilities I can think of would be Ready At Dawn, Quantic Dream, and Supermassive, but I doubt it is any of those. Ready at Dawn has gone downhill alot recently with both The Order: 1886 and Deformers getting poor reviews and sales, so I doubt MS would be interested in them. Quantic Dream has a history of successful Sony exclusives in recent years, particularly Detroit, so I highly doubt that they would be interested in being acquired by MS. Supermassive is locked in on a 3 game contract with Namco Bandai right now for the Dark Pictures Anthology, which seems to be 1 game per year, and they just announced they are working on another Sony exclusive, meaning that MS wouldn't be able to get an exclusive out of them until sometime after 2022 most likely, so I highly doubt MS is looking to acquire them unless they are looking to play a really long game, lol.

I wouldn't count out Ready at Dawn from that list. Just because it doesn't seem like Microsoft even cares about reviews. All Compulsion games were also reviewed poorly but it didn't stop MS from acquiring them. I think I would even bet that this studio that they want to acquire is Ready at Dawn actually.



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