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Ljink96 said:
We might see record console sales for Sony if true. Especially if Rockstar and T2 do exclusive games. This is mindblowing. I don't care much for T2 or Rockstar's games but I know a ton of people do and this would be the greatest studio/company acquisition probably in the history of videogames.

Can you imagine GTA 6 a PS5 exclusive?....super mega huge system mover right there, but this rumor is extremely hard to believe.



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shikamaru317 said:
KBG29 said:

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. 

I don't follow you on this. I am currently subscribed to PS Vue + HBO/Showtime, WWE Network, Netflix, and MLB.TV and I am paying less for all of them than I did with Comcast alone. Plus I can cancel and resubscribe any time with absolutely no hassle.

If I could subscribe to Sony, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon Gaming services at an average of $15 a month, that would only be $75 a month. So for a little more than the price of 1 game per month, and I would have access to everything that comes out. That would be a huge savings compared to what I pay currently. Then again, I would have the power to cancel at any time, only subscribing to each service as games I want to play come out.



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Lol, an hypothetical future where SONY has bought T2 and Capcom, Microsoft owns EA and Ubisoft, Google works hand-in-hand with Sega and Nintendo decides to own the rest of Japan prolific studios (Level 5, Platinum Games, NIS and Atlus *re-bought from Sega*) is a place I certainly wouldn't want to live in.

It's just people cirlce-jerking around their wildest dreams ... it's fun while it last until the bubble burst.



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ArchangelMadzz said:
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. 

They would Because the uproar from taketwo will have Microsoft thinking twice .Satya nadella doesn't wanna get embarassed that Sony just made a big move so satya nadella green lights microsoft to buy big 



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Mar1217 said:
Lol, an hypothetical future where SONY has bought T2 and Capcom, Microsoft owns EA and Ubisoft, Google works hand-in-hand with Sega and Nintendo decides to own the rest of Japan prolific studios (Level 5, Platinum Games, NIS and Atlus *re-bought from Sega*) is a place I certainly wouldn't want to live in.

It's just people cirlce-jerking around their wildest dreams ... it's fun while it last until the bubble burst.

If you're circle-jerking wouldn't something else be bursting?



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KBG29 said:
shikamaru317 said:

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. 

I don't follow you on this. I am currently subscribed to PS Vue + HBO/Showtime, WWE Network, Netflix, and MLB.TV and I am paying less for all of them than I did with Comcast alone. Plus I can cancel and resubscribe any time with absolutely no hassle.

If I could subscribe to Sony, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon Gaming services at an average of $15 a month, that would only be $75 a month. So for a little more than the price of 1 game per month, and I would have access to everything that comes out. That would be a huge savings compared to what I pay currently. Then again, I would have the power to cancel at any time, only subscribing to each service as games I want to play come out.

There is no way the prices will stay at $15 a month for these services, not if they all release exclusives on the services day one like MS is doing with Gamepass/xCloud. Not only do they have to make enough to pay 3rd parties for releasing their content on the service, they have to fund the creation of multiple AAA exclusives a year out of that subscription money. AAA game development costs are continually increasing as well, you can't fund the development of multiple AAA exclusives each year with $15 a month while paying 3rd parties a cut as well. Sony would easily be able to get away with charging $30 if they own Take-Two on top of their current 1st party, and if MS/Google/Apple/Amazon all buy up the remaining big 3rd party publishers to try and compete, they would all be able to get away with big price increases as well. This future is a whole lot less attractive when you think about needing to pay $30 a month for multiple services to play games from publishers that all used you be multiplat. 



dx11332sega said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

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. 

They would Because the uproar from taketwo will have Microsoft thinking twice .Satya nadella doesn't wanna get embarassed that Sony just made a big move so satya nadella green lights microsoft to buy big 

Xbox is such a small division of Microsoft. I highly doubt it would bother him that much as long as the Xbox division can still bring profits. 

Microsoft invest in Xbox, but the money it would take to buy EA, I doubt they'd allow such a huge investment, especially as they already got quite a lot of money for the Minecraft purchase which I doubt they've seen a full return on yet. 



dx11332sega said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

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. 

They would Because the uproar from taketwo will have Microsoft thinking twice .Satya nadella doesn't wanna get embarassed that Sony just made a big move so satya nadella green lights microsoft to buy big 

This is not a drive through restaurant. EA has to agree to it, and they wont. Would make their services useless, on top of that, MS is gearing up to leave the console market anyway.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Mar1217 said:
Lol, an hypothetical future where SONY has bought T2 and Capcom, Microsoft owns EA and Ubisoft, Google works hand-in-hand with Sega and Nintendo decides to own the rest of Japan prolific studios (Level 5, Platinum Games, NIS and Atlus *re-bought from Sega*) is a place I certainly wouldn't want to live in.

It's just people cirlce-jerking around their wildest dreams ... it's fun while it last until the bubble burst.

If you're circle-jerking wouldn't something else be bursting?



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Ww are going The Neflix streaming road so Exclussives are the key to next gen. I dont belive in this rumor. Probobly its more about very close partnership (maybe even a merge between companies).