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With the cash and record sales T2 has been on since the release of GTA V and now RDR 2, it wouldn't be worth it for their high executives to suddenly sell out for another corporation such as Sony. + does Sony have billions in capitals to blowout on a publisher like them ? I doubt it.
I just don't see it.



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This would be massive if true, doesn't seen possible to be honest I don't believe it.



KBG29 said:
shikamaru317 said:
These talks need to fall through. This would be truly awful for Xbox and PC gamers, losing future GTA, Red Dead, Borderlands, Bioshock, NBA 2K, etc. releases.

Could be bad news for Sony fans as well, as this could set a bad precedent that would lead to Microsoft and Google (who is also trying to break into the gaming market) buying up other big 3rd party publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, etc. in order to try and compete against Sony. 3rd party multiplats could disappear almost entirely if this happens. We need to be moving toward a future with less exclusives honestly, not more exclusives.

I have no problem with that, let Google buy Ubisoft, and Microsoft buy EA.

If these companies want to bolster their Libraries, and dig in for the Streaming future, that is great news. If this would mean future titles from Take-Two, EA, and Ubisoft have a 1st Party level of polish, then we all win.

I have no problem subscribing to PS Now, Game Pass, and Google Stream. Ideally, at a minimum the streaming service would be available on all platforms, with native support on PC and each individual companies hardware. To me that would make owning the hardware, and subscribing to the services much more enticing.

I don't want to see a repeat of what we are seeing in tv streaming in game streaming. In tv streaming right now, I feel like I need to be subscribed to about 6 different services to watch every show I want to watch (Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, CBS All-Access), and now it looks like we're moving toward a future where I am going to need to subscribe to 3 different gaming services as well, possibly more if Amazon and Apple throw their hat in the ring (which is quite possible), plus buy a Nintendo system as well if they don't go the streaming route (which I doubt they will. I'm not the monopoly mascot, Uncle Pennybags, I can't afford all of these streaming services.

For a multiplat gamer like me, gaming companies further walling themselves off is one of the worst possible futures. I want to see a future where most consoles/streaming services have mostly the same games, with just a few 1st party exclusives to differentiate between them. People deciding which console/service they want to play on based on what their friends play on, or which controller they prefer, or which they have the most achievements/trophies for, instead of having to decide based on huge amounts of exclusive content. 

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Geralt99 said:
Imagine a game with "sony interactive entertainment presents" and then rockstar games logo appearing on screen.
Gives me chills just thinking about it.

Uh .... why?

I kind of get wanting first party studios to expand in number and also being happy that a talented company is joining as a first party developer for a console you like. It adds the perceived notion of value that not only are you getting something, but it's special only for this specific purchase you made.

But it really wouldn't affect anything else aside from that. Take-Two is already in the business of making critically acclaimed massive sellers and they don't need more money or support. 

Quite literally all it would do would lock the game from more people xD I really can't see Take-Two making their games much differently under Sony.

I don't think you have to worry about games being locked to one platform very much longer. In some form or fashion we will be able to play all games on all devices very soon. As much as people hate streaming, this is the reality that it brings. Microsoft, Sony, Google, Amazon, these companies arn't looking to reach the ~200 million people that own consoles, they are going after the 3 Billion people connected via the devices they already own.

The industry is about to change a lot, regardless whether this rumor is true or not. Streaming, VR, Mobile, these technologies are about to open a whole new chapter for gaming.



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This might tempt MIcrosoft to buy EA with fifa,madden nhl, Nba live star wars , mass effect anthem , sims dragon age ,etc and another AAA like Ubisoft, so Microsoft can double what Sony just did . I hope sony does buy take two So microsoft goes even bigger



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StarDoor said:
Take-Two's market cap is over 10 billion dollars. How could Sony even afford this?

Sony's total equity is 27 billion dollars, and 171 billion in assets. 



I don´t believe that at all.



dx11332sega said:

Then Microsoft buys EA they will own fifa, madden,nhl, star wars , sims, etc. Yes do it Sony so that Microsoft aswell is tempted to spend big

Nah MS is becoming a third party studio so it won't happen.



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dx11332sega said:
This might tempt MIcrosoft to buy EA with fifa,madden nhl, Nba live star wars , mass effect anthem , sims dragon age ,etc and another AAA like Ubisoft, so Microsoft can double what Sony just did . I hope sony does buy take two So microsoft goes even bigger

Considering the Xbox's divisions marketshare and profit numbers in the console space, I don't know if the big heads at Microsoft would sanction that kind of buy. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Geralt99 said:
Imagine a game with "sony interactive entertainment presents" and then rockstar games logo appearing on screen.
Gives me chills just thinking about it.

Uh .... why?

This made me LOL