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MasterThief said:
CGcarmineCG said:
In my opinion Sony need to acquire three new studios. One big western studios: Insomniac, Quantic dream or Ready at dawn. Bluepoint games and a new Japanese AAA studio cause i expect more high-level Japanese productions from them.

yup I agree with the Japanese studio part. I don't agree wit hQD or RaD. 

A Japanese studio isn't going to happen though. That's not how SCEJA operates.

If anything SCEJA will acquire a Chinese Dev like Ultizero GanGa. That would be a good indie get too.

Right now, Bluepoint should be on Sony's radar. Sanzaru Games and Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs.



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I dont think sony needs to acquire any studio who is already making games for them exclusively. What I want Sony to do is revive their old IP's and give them to deserving studios to reboot it, Resistance, Legend of Dragoon, Heavenly Sword, etc. its better to spend money on making games then buying a studio.. But still If i have to choose I would suggest Sony should look in to buying Housemarque



CGcarmineCG said:
In my opinion Sony need to acquire three new studios. One big western studios: Insomniac, Quantic dream or Ready at dawn. Bluepoint games and a new Japanese AAA studio cause i expect more high-level Japanese productions from them.

I think Insomniac like their independence. They have had talks in the past I'm sure and Sony was unable to convince them.

 

Quantic Dream I think won't be getting much more funding from Sony if this game fails to sell well. Although the games are decent, they are a bit like Marmite. I enjoyed Heavy Rain, but Beyond although good was never a must buy for me and from the looks of it others felt the same. Judging by the sales of Detroit, it may suffer a similar fate to Beyond. Quantic is very much a one tick pony that only makes one type of game and now Super Massive probably proved they could make similar games in a shorter time with less money. 

 

Ready At Dawn needs to deliver. So far they have been mediocre at best without a big IP and Sony devs to carry them. However, I would love to see what Ready At Dawn could do with a bit more time and money if they were to make a sequel to The Order (although I would prefer the IP be given to SSM or the old Guerilla Cambridge).



falcom or capcom, sony really need to go back with their JRPG titles they're lacking this gen outside 3rd party



im not sure personally. good points in above posts along with really good studios. i can disagree with one in particular as i believe it would be a very bad investment is Quantic Dream. the rest i read about could work well if the studio decided to go that way. who knows.

its hard when they already have a really good stride going with what they have with more on the way, i know, its not time to stop or get complacent, got to keep the pressure up and as well as get some more working games on ps5 launch titles.



 

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Insomniac would be a huge get if possible.

Bluepoint if the price is right, theyve put in good work (with remasters/collections ect).
I actually think you could scale this studio up, and put them to work on their own projects too if wanted/needed.

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Id put Bluepoint to work on a Legend of Dragoon rework game (first), and ask them to stay faithfull to original.
Then I'd get a 2nd studio to work on a new Legend of the Dragoon game.

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From Software, Konami and Capcom for strong ips, Bluepoint + expansion to bring back all ps1,2 and 3 games.
For multiplayer, thirds already make the job, like fortinite.



I think they need a top tier JRPG. They are Sony, a huge japanese company and they don't have something for their own audience. Nintendo has Xenoblade, Sony could revive an old ip or create a new one. They also could try their hands at hunting games again after the success of Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, and Monster Hunter World.



I'd be fine if Sony took over under-performing studios that share its design philosophy: story and characters above all else. So maybe what's left of Ready at Dawn? Quantic Dream? Dontnod? Fullbright, maybe?

I do not want the publisher to purchase a studio like Insomniac or From Software. I think being more beholden to Sony would be a negative thing. Plus, the PlayStation ecosystem is going to get exclusive games from those partners anyway.



Sony's tried to acquire Insomniac before. Insomniac wanted to stay independent. That said, Insomniac continues to have a very good working relationship with Sony.
My guess is that Sony is going to attempt to pick up Kojima Productions after Death Stranding is released unless it bombs hard.

Bluepoint is exceptional at porting games. I figure Sony is probably going to give them a chance at developing their own game at some point in the future.