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I always found it strange that there were rumours that MS tried to buy PUBG and then shortly after the company that owned it, set up a spin off company. Wouldn't surprise me if they sell PUBG for a few billion and they still have their core company intact.



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Maybe PUBG Corp.

No chance on the others.



Microsoft buying EA would be... interesting.

Honesty the only one of the three mentioned here I could see them buying would be PUBG... although they'd be better off investing that sort of money into opening new studios and making their own games instead of buying everything.



Luke888 said:
I read this rumor today but didn't even realize FIFA would become an Xbox exclusive, this one move would singlehandedly flip the european market and put Sony at a HUGE disadvantage. still we're talking about hundreds of bilions of dollars here, it's hard to say wether MS would attempt making such a move

There is no way Fifa would ever allow that. A reason why every major system gets at least one Fifa game is due to the Fifa organization mandated it. If Microsoft were to make it even just console exclusive I can see Fifa taking the license away from them.

Same goes for the NFL with Madden and Disney with Star Wars. There is no way those juggernauts would let those IP's go console exclusive.  



Pagan said:
FloatingWaffles said:

Yeah but Valve literally makes millions just by owning Steam since they get like a 30-35% cut or smoething like that off of every other game released on there lol, seems like they would never need to. 

Yeah and microsoft has just literally billions on the side and is alway on the forbes 10 list for best Brand name.

Well yeah Microsoft has billions as well and could try to ask them but i'm just saying I just feel like Valve wouldn't go for that since that would basically be them giving up Steam which is huge as they've been building it up for years to the point where there's no real competition even out there against it so far. Plus Valve usually does things their own way so I can't see them wanting to be controlled by another company. 



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I don't think Microsoft could afford EA or Valve.

PUBG sounds very possible though.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

If Microsoft did this this is what I'd thing would happen.
EA: Games will still come to PS4 and Switch but will launch on Xbox gamepass to push the program.
Valve: MS will incorporate Xbox live into steam and put their games on it.
PUBG Corp: PUBG Corp will get the Minecraft treatment.



I feel like the EA one sounds only slightly more plausible since they already have EA Access on the Xbox and if Microsoft is truly trying to make the future of all their exclusives and stuff on Game Pass then buying EA would be a hell of a way to bring even more games onto it and make it even more of a huge deal. 



animegaming said:
Luke888 said:
I read this rumor today but didn't even realize FIFA would become an Xbox exclusive, this one move would singlehandedly flip the european market and put Sony at a HUGE disadvantage. still we're talking about hundreds of bilions of dollars here, it's hard to say wether MS would attempt making such a move

There is no way Fifa would ever allow that. A reason why every major system gets at least one Fifa game is due to the Fifa organization mandated it. If Microsoft were to make it even just console exclusive I can see Fifa taking the license away from them.

Same goes for the NFL with Madden and Disney with Star Wars. There is no way those juggernauts would let those IP's go console exclusive.  

then they could just put low effort in the PS4/Switch versions of the games, nobody would buy a 360p FIFA that runs at 10 FPS



Luke888 said:
I read this rumor today but didn't even realize FIFA would become an Xbox exclusive, this one move would singlehandedly flip the european market and put Sony at a HUGE disadvantage. still we're talking about hundreds of bilions of dollars here, it's hard to say wether MS would attempt making such a move

It would more likely mean FIFA would become a tiny franchise while Konami start raking in billions with PES since everyone is buying that instead



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702