Twisting my arm to force me to join you?, I can't think of it being good tbh. I mean, try applying it to anything and you'll see the results for yourself.
The sack of money can be good, but in turn you lose on what you own.
Take a look at Respawn. They had a hard time with Acti, they left them and wanted to be "independent", but they ended up going for EA's sack of cash and well now they aren't 100% independent.
The release schedules were never really going to change. I can't think of a time when a PC publisher had bought a studio and made in dev games exclusive to the PC, though I have seem said games acquired from PC and then cancelled (like when Riot Games bought out the studio behind the PC exclusive Rising Thunder, which was then promptly cancelled).
@bolded haha no. I meant because you said it didn't sound like neither scenario was the case, that your conclusion didn't seem that bad (twisting arms and financial purchases both have their negatives, so the fact that you came to neither conclusion sounded good).
I don't disagree with anything you said.
It sounds like this is a dream job for at least one of the particular higher ups at Campo Santo : http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1024905/Animation-Bootcamp-Animation
(at 11:00 onwards)