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This is exactly my issue with Microsoft (and Sony) buying all those third-party publishers.

Are they going to produce gold? Are they going to churn sequels? Will they have the autonomy to try new things?

The point of having independent software companies is that they try different things. My guess is now Microsoft has bought them, and for so much money, it'll be very conservative, low-financial-risk, generic sequels.