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Firesprite acquires Fabrik Games

"The developer will join the PlayStation Studios group as Firesprite was itself recently acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The announcement actually clarified that the acquisition "occurred in connection with Firesprite joining PlayStation Studio."

With this acquisition, Firesprite's headcount will reach 265 people."

In the past they helped Firesprite with The Persistence, and developed their own VR game The Lost Bear, and a PC game Filthy Lucre

Last edited by the-pi-guy - on 29 September 2021

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This trend is not good.



Well another VR dev, good. It keeps showing Sony is investing on PSVR2.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

*Insert controversial comment.



the-pi-guy said:

In the past they helped Firesprite with The Persistence, and developed their own VR game The Lost Bear, and a PC game Filthy Lucre

Filthy Lucre is also on PS4. 

padib said:

This trend is not good.

They gained 15 employees. Besides, this studio was started by the managing director of Firesprite. 

Last edited by twintail - on 29 September 2021

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twintail said:
padib said:

This trend is not good.

They gained 15 employees. Besides, this studio was started by the managing director of Firesprite. 

The move is fine I have no problem with it. I am stressing about the trend though. Look:

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/450831/netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio/

I am foreseeing a world of hedged gardens where all games are exclusive to a platform, and it's starting to stress me out.



padib said:
twintail said:

They gained 15 employees. Besides, this studio was started by the managing director of Firesprite. 

The move is fine I have no problem with it. I am stressing about the trend though. Look:

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/450831/netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio/

I am foreseeing a world of hedged gardens where all games are exclusive to a platform, and it's starting to stress me out.

I agree with your general concern, with Devs increasingly moving to exclusive status.

I just don't think this particular move is a cause for concern in anyway. Small team with a small portfolio. 

I do think this bodes well for Firesprite though. They apparently have 3 games development and the increased headcount will benefit them



twintail said:

I agree with your general concern, with Devs increasingly moving to exclusive status.

I just don't think this particular move is a cause for concern in anyway. Small team with a small portfolio. 

I do think this bodes well for Firesprite though. They apparently have 3 games development and the increased headcount will benefit them

I'm totally cool with that. If it can help a dev out great. I'm just starting to get stressed about the overall trend.



sony doesnt just buy a studio outright,

they do partnerships and build trust 1st while working with the said studios,
look at insonniac they worked with them for like 20+ years and then returnal devs, they worked with them for 7 years+? see the difference with microsoft is they'll just buy whoever they want coz they can coz they swimming in cash... no partnerships no building trust whatsoever and that is a recipe for disaster,
bethesda gonna be relaxing now they can float with lifejackets on, they aint making great games recently what makes u think theyll make spectacular games for microsoft haha



Dulfite said:

*Insert controversial comment.

*insert hypocritical rebuttal about why it's ok for this company.