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Rumor: Microsoft Acquiring Playground Games and other Unknown Studios

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flashfire926 said:
Bandorr said:


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Also, Sony and Quantic Dream had a three-game deal, which ends with Detroit. We don't even know if Quantic Dream will even make another PS exclusive.

I'd be willing to wager that they aren't going anywhere. ;P



                                                                                                                                            

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Ryuu96 said:
Bandorr said:

Right those reasons make sense. So basically this  is more of a preventative measure. Prevent what happened to bungie. What kinda happened to remedy. Prevent other companies from sniffing around.

Gaining them isn't a bad thing. I just thought the money would be a waste. But using the money to prevent things in the future isn't a bad thing.

It is a cautionary play that prevents risk while gaining something in the process.

As a side note - did you actually watch Legends of tomorrow Season 3? Or did you just stumble upon that meme?

Yeah, I mean, I can see where you're coming from, If Microsoft had say a multi-year contract with Playground then buying them could be a little strange as Playground can't exactly break that contract but the longer they wait, the more expensive they will become and the chance of losing them as them contracts ends increases.

Though I believe the contracts that Microsoft has with Playground are only yearly renew contracts...

Off-Topic but yeah, I watched it

Ah good. The meme is much more hilarious when you actually know the story of the season.

CGI-Quality said:
Bandorr said:

Right those reasons make sense. So basically this  is more of a preventative measure. Prevent what happened to bungie. What kinda happened to remedy. Prevent other companies from sniffing around.

Gaining them isn't a bad thing. I just thought the money would be a waste. But using the money to prevent things in the future isn't a bad thing.

It is a cautionary play that prevents risk while gaining something in the process.

As a side note - did you actually watch Legends of tomorrow Season 3? Or did you just stumble upon that meme?

The preventative measures would make sense, though, especially with rising costs.

Edit: Same sentiments as Ryuu! Teamwork! ;P

Team work indeed. Thank you both for the explanation of why preventing it is a good thing.

I hadn't considered the fact they could just as easily "reject" the next contract.



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Bandorr said:

Ah good. The meme is much more hilarious when you actually know the story of the season.

CGI-Quality said:

The preventative measures would make sense, though, especially with rising costs.

Edit: Same sentiments as Ryuu! Teamwork! ;P

Team work indeed. Thank you both for the explanation of why preventing it is a good thing.

I hadn't considered the fact they could just as easily "reject" the next contract.

No problem. I get that these things are tricky, so there's nothing wrong with a little inquisition. :)



                                                                                                                                            

This move makes sense if true. They made Xbox's highest rated game this gen. I'd think they would try to keep them close to their chest.



Playground games are not only making Forza horizon, but they are making fable as well. Microsoft should've bought respawn back in the day because Titan Fall could've been something.



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A very good purchase for Microsoft



Looks like MS is finally serious about building up their 1s party.



good move for MS. not a particularly influential purchase as others have suggested given they already pretty much have them locked down, but a good addition to a pretty lacking first party. I imagine if they have two studios one will remain on Horizon and the other Fable. Hope they don't have to make just those franchises for decades though, would be a bit of a waste



flashfire926 said:
Bandorr said:


And i'd consider the purchasing of Quantic dream to also be fairly foolish without reason. You are already getting the games, with no competition. So why spend time/money/effort on getting something you've already gotten.

Feels like there is a "reason" missing. Why now? Did they want to stop making Forza games (IE bungie). Did they want to go third party (like Remedy). Did another Company offer them something?

Then again what is the name of the studio that makes the other Forza games? Is that first party, or third party? Maybe Microsoft wants to combine them.

There is a reason - and without that reason I think it appears foolish.

Actually, the purchasing of quantic dream would be great. Sony would get to keep their advanced CG Tech for themselves.

Also, Sony and Quantic Dream had a three-game deal, which ends with Detroit. We don't even know if Quantic Dream will even make another PS exclusive.

And Playground recently opened a new studio to make an AAA RPG, something that Microsoft could really use to bolster their lineup.

edit- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-11-23-playground-games-hires-gta-v-metal-gear-solid-and-hellblade-devs-for-open-world-action-rpg

they also acquired some devs from various places just recently. It's not just about racing games now.

Not all devs can transition easily from making a racer to a open world RPG... but let's wish them luck.



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Seems like MS has opened up and acquired other studios that we dont know of right now. Gonna add to the OP.