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Rumor: Sony lining up a bid to acquire Remedy.

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Don't care much for their games to be honest. But then again, Remedy is a pretty good developer and with support from Sony's other 1st party studios, who knows what kind of games they could come up with.



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KBG29 said:

The days of Platform Exclusivity are coming to an end. With PS Now, xCloud, and Google Stadia we will all have access to Sony, Microsoft, and Google 1st party games day one across all of our devices. That is why building up Exclusives will be even more important going forward. Even if Sony, Microsoft, or Google do buy an EA, Capcom, or Take Two, everyone will continue to have access to the games, including millions of new consumers that would never invest specifically in a console or PC that can play AAA titles. 

If Remedy joins SIEWWS, you will be able to play their PlayStation Exclusive game on PS5, or via PS Now on many other devices. 

I look forward to more and more companies being bought up by Sony, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, and other major companies that can give them the time and resources they need to deliver their vision. Having games built exclusively for each platform, will help increase the qaulity of all titles greatly. 

I agree on your premise but until game streaming is more developed, a lot of people would be sad not to be able to play (e.g. Remedy) games locally on their hardware (e.g. PC and Xbox). For now, PS Now, xCloud, and Stadia can't offer the level of customization and responsiveness found on local hardware. Maybe in 5 years.



KBG29 said:

If Remedy joins SIEWWS, you will be able to play their PlayStation Exclusive game on PS5, or via PS Now on many other devices. 

Actually, now that I re-read this comment, why do you think this would be the case?

Remedy would most likely be given AAA money and there is no way Sony is dropping the game onto PS Now in any foreseeable future. 



think-man said:
I've never played any of their games, but I'd rather they bought a Japanese studio or expand an existing studio and bring back some old IPs like Jak, Wild arms, Arc the Lad or Legend of Dragoon.

If only...



LordLichtenstein said:

In my opinion Sony shouldn't focus on acquiring new studios, but instead well established - marketable - dormant IPs. Sony can always outsource its projects, much like they did with Spider-Man. Also, Sony acquiring Remedy wouldn't create the same level of buzz, like them acquiring Metal Gear Solid or Silent Hill.

If I was the head of acquisitions at Sony Playstation, then I would look at some of Konami's dormant IPs. By dormant I mean in the console/PC space. 

KONAMI

  • 1st tier
    • Castlevania
    • Metal Gear Solid
    • Silent Hill
  • 2nd tier
    • Zone of the Enders
    • Suikoden

Can you imagine

  • Kojima Productions
    • Silent Hill (P.T.)
  • Ready at Dawn
    • Castlevania (soft-reboot)
  • Bluepoint Games
    • Metal Gear Solid (remake)

You are on the right track, but the wrong games.

Kojima to make Bishi Bashi Special

Naughty Dog to make Pop n Twinbee



Sony want to make money by selling art, Nintendo want to make money by selling fun, Microsoft want to make money.

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think-man said:
I've never played any of their games, but I'd rather they bought a Japanese studio or expand an existing studio and bring back some old IPs like Jak, Wild arms, Arc the Lad or Legend of Dragoon.

tbh I think I would rather see money spent that way too.
Time for a new Wild Arms + Legend of Dragoon.



twintail said:
KBG29 said:

If Remedy joins SIEWWS, you will be able to play their PlayStation Exclusive game on PS5, or via PS Now on many other devices. 

Actually, now that I re-read this comment, why do you think this would be the case?

Remedy would most likely be given AAA money and there is no way Sony is dropping the game onto PS Now in any foreseeable future. 

In Sony's Investor meeting they announced that next gen would be about consumer choice with games being available Physically , Digitally , and via Streaming.

We will have to see how they work things out, whether it will be part of the PS Now Subscription, or if you purchase Digital, you can stream from PS Now, or if PS Now games will be completely seperat.

From what they presented it looks like all PS5 games will be available on PS Now Day One.



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twintail said:
KBG29 said:

If Remedy joins SIEWWS, you will be able to play their PlayStation Exclusive game on PS5, or via PS Now on many other devices. 

Actually, now that I re-read this comment, why do you think this would be the case?

Remedy would most likely be given AAA money and there is no way Sony is dropping the game onto PS Now in any foreseeable future. 

In Sony's Investor meeting they announced that next gen would be about consumer choice with games being available Physically , Digitally , and via Streaming.

We will have to see how they work things out, whether it will be part of the PS Now Subscription, or if you purchase Digital, you can stream from PS Now, or if PS Now games will be completely seperat.

From what they presented it looks like all PS5 games will be available on PS Now Day One.



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KBG29 said:

In Sony's Investor meeting they announced that next gen would be about consumer choice with games being available Physically , Digitally , and via Streaming.

We will have to see how they work things out, whether it will be part of the PS Now Subscription, or if you purchase Digital, you can stream from PS Now, or if PS Now games will be completely seperat.

From what they presented it looks like all PS5 games will be available on PS Now Day One.

Considering how much their games cost, and how well they have been selling, I just don't see it happening. That is not the best way to get their investment back on these games.

MP and GaaS titles sure, but not their cinematic SP titles.



twintail said:
KBG29 said:

In Sony's Investor meeting they announced that next gen would be about consumer choice with games being available Physically , Digitally , and via Streaming.

We will have to see how they work things out, whether it will be part of the PS Now Subscription, or if you purchase Digital, you can stream from PS Now, or if PS Now games will be completely seperat.

From what they presented it looks like all PS5 games will be available on PS Now Day One.

Considering how much their games cost, and how well they have been selling, I just don't see it happening. That is not the best way to get their investment back on these games.

MP and GaaS titles sure, but not their cinematic SP titles.

Sorry about the formatng on the last post, tried posting from my Smartphone.

I honestly think they will make more offering their games to more consumers, whether it be through Subscription or Full Sales. I think I understand what you are saying, in the fact that they get $60 from the sale of a 1st party game on PSN vs anywhere from $5 - $20 a month from a PS Now Subscriber. If someone only wanted God of War, they could grab PS Now for 1 month, Sony splits a share of $20 from PS Now, and only earns a fraction of the full sale. In this case, if they engaged the same amount of players, then the revenue/profits from GOW would dramatically decrease. However, I don't think that is a realistic scenario. More likely, they would end up selling Physical copies, Digital copies, and engaging a larger untapped audience via PS Now. So, I believe overall they still come out ahead even with a subscription.

In the case that they only offer 1st Party Games Day One as full purchases through PS Now, then it doesn't change anything, except making the game available to a larger number of consumers, which can only improve Sales, Revenue, and Profits.

Just look at the Music/Movie/TV industry. Even though you have Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, and many other Ad based and Subscription based services, they still sell Physical and Digital copies, and people still go see them in theaters or concert. That is part of choice, just because people can do somthing for free doesn't mean they will always take that option. Actually, offering things for free can end up leading to more money, as more people will try something, and then be willing to pay a premium to expereince whats next.

If Sony decided to go Disney on us, and buys like Take-Two, Capcom, Square-Enix, and Remedy, then I think they would be able to keep people subscribed to PS Now all year, and they would be able to dramatically improve their Revenue and Profits. That is extreme, though it would be interesting. Like I said, I want to see Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony grab as many devs as possible, and start puttting out Genre Defining AAA titles on a regular basis. 



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