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Would you rather Bioware remain with EA for a lot of platforms, or be bought by a console maker and fixed, but on only one system

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Bioware staying with E.A,... 7 17.95%
 
Bioware returning to form... 9 23.08%
 
Bioware returning to form... 18 46.15%
 
Bioware returning to form... 5 12.82%
 
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Darwinianevolution said:
Bioware is dead, no matter who owns it it's not going to reach the same geights as before. It's just that EA is reeeeallyy toxic as well, so that's twice the negative influence on the team.

Maybe we'll get lucky and enough people will leave Bioware to either form a new developer, or go to work for a publisher who's far less toxic.



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I do not care if it be Sony or Nintendo...anyone is better than EA. Even MS would not be as bad, because they have had dealings with them before and I feel they would do fine over there, but I would prefer one of the other two.

Last edited by Shiken - on 24 June 2019

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Well for one, BIoware is basically dead at this point, and for another, their home was more or less on PC/Xbox, so it'd make more sense for MS to buy them.

Personally I'd rather they just be put out the shed and shot, because they're so far gone from their glory days, that there is no possible redemption in sight. Another option I'd resort to is just keeping the game multiplat, so everyone could play the game, rather than being locked to console hw and being limited in scope and tech.

That said, I'm a bit amused at the option of Nintendo having the studio exclusive to them, given the opening preference.



                                       

Chazore said:
Well for one, BIoware is basically dead at this point, and for another, their home was more or less on PC/Xbox, so it'd make more sense for MS to buy them.

Personally I'd rather they just be put out the shed and shot, because they're so far gone from their glory days, that there is no possible redemption in sight. Another option I'd resort to is just keeping the game multiplat, so everyone could play the game, rather than being locked to console hw and being limited in scope and tech.

That said, I'm a bit amused at the option of Nintendo having the studio exclusive to them, given the opening preference.

What Nintendo IP would Bioware most likely be working on?



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Breakaway/Buy themselves out, before EA close them.



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The Fury said:
Breakaway/Buy themselves out, before EA close them.

^THIS!!



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vivster said:
I'd rather have no games than exclusive games. There are plenty of developers that do great multiplatform games, exclusivity is not needed at all to make great games.

The ratio of great exclusives vs great mp games disagrees. And with it a very many buyers of Sony and Nintendo exclusives.

Ok, let's take that to a test:

Only 24% of the PS4 games with 90+ MetaCritic are Sony-exclusive (7/29), only 17% are PS4-exclusive (5/29).

Only 13% of the XBO games with 90+ MetaCritic are MicroSoft-exclusive (2/16), 0% are XBO-exclusive (0/16).

Only 36% of the Switch games with 90+ MetaCritic are Nintendo-exclusive (5/14), only 14% are Switch-exclusive (2/14).

So on all three console platforms there are more great multiplatform games than great exclusive games.

And if we count Switch games with 85+ MetaCritic as "great games", only 13% of the great Switch games are Nintendo-exclusive (8/61), only 7% are Switch-exclusive (4/61):

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Honestly, they need the doctors to come back and run them. Doesn’t really matter who owns them. They have not been the same since the doctors both retired... they are still a good developer... but they aren’t the absolute best developer like they used to be.... anthem was a train wreck...



Random_Matt said:
Their orignal home is PC, where Xbox came from I do not know. So yeah, MS should step in, consoles are not needed.

With Jade Empire, which was published by Microsoft on Xbox OG, and then the first ME started out as a Microsoft-published 360 exclusive. MS needed Xbox games, and Bioware wanted to break into the big-time. 



Chazore said:
Well for one, BIoware is basically dead at this point, and for another, their home was more or less on PC/Xbox, so it'd make more sense for MS to buy them.

Personally I'd rather they just be put out the shed and shot, because they're so far gone from their glory days, that there is no possible redemption in sight. Another option I'd resort to is just keeping the game multiplat, so everyone could play the game, rather than being locked to console hw and being limited in scope and tech.

That said, I'm a bit amused at the option of Nintendo having the studio exclusive to them, given the opening preference.

Nintendo has a pretty good history of rescuing franchises from the garbage dump as prestige projects to expand their library since nobody else can or is willing to pony up the money to make games that in some cases will be lucky to break even. See: Bayonetta 2, MUA 3.