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Yeah, this idea that acquisitions cause "gamers to suffer" is misguided. They've happened all throughout this industry's history. They are inevitable, and the average person (those who don't sit on Gaming Forums) has no idea who owns what. They just know if a game comes out, and it is only for one platform, and they really want said game, they're going to need the platform it is available on (as we've always done). Guess what? "Gamers" are fine. And, if they aren't, then acquisitions shouldn't happen at all (according to some of you). So, Microsoft should be held under the same microscope for the Ninja Theory acquisition. They are "bad for gamers", after all. No exceptions to that rule. You have to stick by it..... It's "bad"!

Of course, I don't personally feel like that, but this tip-toeing around "hurting gamers" gets to be annoying (just like any other tired, recycled, "trendy" phrases people love to use today). The hypothetical "push back" would come and go like the Seasons. It's not a big deal.

That said, Insomniac is happy where they are and love working with Sony. I feel if an acquisition happened, it would be because they finally feel good enough to make the merge, rather than an aggressive buyout from Sony.

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There is a lot of speculation that if Spiderman does well, Sony may bring Insominiac into its fold.



insomniac not going to happen.. its too big of a studio for Sony to manage and put financial resources into and sony prefers to buy smaller studios, I think Sony was looking into buying Ready at Dawn, but didnt go through as they were restructuring WWS to and saw closure of many studios, also failure of order 1886 didn't help. Right now Sony and insomniac are both happy with their relationship, and from SO poor sales insomniac learned where their core fan base is. If anything there is a high chance of Sony buying Housemarque or Suppermassive games.



If Spiderman reviews well and sells gangbusters (GoW levels) then i can actually see this happening.
Sony will want Insomniac to make more Spidey games for them.



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gustave154 said:
If Spiderman reviews well and sells gangbusters (GoW levels) then i can actually see this happening.
Sony will want Insomniac to make more Spidey games for them.

I don't think it works like that. If Spiderman sells extremely well that will up the value of Insomniac and will make it even harder for Sony to buy them. Its never the best time to buy a studio when a studio is doing well, and when Insomniac is doing extremely well, they wont see the point in being brought.  Some cases may occur like Playground Games for Xbox, however Horizon series isn't known for selling well and making huge profits, instead the series is known for its great reviews, plus MS have a butt load of cash where as Sony isn't in the same league as them when it comes to the bank. I wouldn't be surprise if Sony picks them up eventually but buying them at there peak wouldn't be a cheap move. 



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taus90 said:
insomniac not going to happen.. its too big of a studio for Sony to manage and put financial resources into and sony prefers to buy smaller studios, I think Sony was looking into buying Ready at Dawn, but didnt go through as they were restructuring WWS to and saw closure of many studios, also failure of order 1886 didn't help. Right now Sony and insomniac are both happy with their relationship, and from SO poor sales insomniac learned where their core fan base is. If anything there is a high chance of Sony buying Housemarque or Suppermassive games.

I don't think they are that big of a company (certainly nothing like a Capcom or Square-Enix buyout would be). The reason not to do it would be more about the current relationship more than anything else. They scratch each other's backs, thus, a buyout may not be necessary. Similar to Quantic Dream (though I think that is closer to happening than not).



                                                                                                             

Are you crazy ?  Sony can buy Insomniac without even blinking, your comparing a game developer to a massive corporation.  Serious though, they could use the spare change of Sony to purchase Insomniac



eastcoastrider said:

Are you crazy ?  Sony can buy Insomniac without even blinking, your comparing a game developer to a massive corporation.  Serious though, they could use the spare change of Sony to purchase Insomniac

Sony can drop a couple hundred millions no problem on anything. tho insomniac is worth nowhere as much as that

 

Inso is worth 100 million at most. tho I have no idea how am calculating this . just a guess. I'd say 50 million



Well I think it may be in the range of 50-100 million just because I don't know what assets they hold, could be worth much more if they own their own office etc etc. But I think they are worth the investment, they are a super polished developer with Sony who has been around forever and besides a couple one offs have always worked with Sony. Sony isn't afraid to invest alot of money if they feel the investment will pay off and increase their marketshare



eastcoastrider said:
Well I think it may be in the range of 50-100 million just because I don't know what assets they hold, could be worth much more if they own their own office etc etc. But I think they are worth the investment, they are a super polished developer with Sony who has been around forever and besides a couple one offs have always worked with Sony. Sony isn't afraid to invest alot of money if they feel the investment will pay off and increase their marketshare

also the risk of getting an offer out of nowhere from MS which is much bigger than Sony is worrisome. 

 

also. Insomniac is more important to Sony than most of their first party studios. except ND and SSM and GG.