Now THIS ONE really pisses me off. I was day dreaming about Hitman 2 the last couple of days. Really enjoying it, but didn't have the chance to play it. Now I kinda want to eject the disk and soak it in bleach. The very idea.....I nominated IO for the developer tournament! I'm just going to assume this is happening, and that IO, who I have likely referenced as my favorite developer of all time more than any other ( it fluctuates a bit ), is now lost to me forever. Great way to start the day. #eatshit #hashtag #poundsign
So why does all of a sudden IO becomes lost to you? I am guessing you are assuming they are going to make bad games from this point on if brought out?
I wonder how much you have to pay for a studio as big as Obsidian, Ninja Theory or IO Interactive.
If they keep on going like this, MS will have a crazy first party lineup next gen
They listened to the criticism and MS is a company with resources.
Put the two together and you have a hungry company feeding there hungry fans. Next gen Xbox is going to be releasing games on all fronts. There buying to build there multi-device set-up. PCs, Consoles, Mobile etc.
Rumours have it MS might be buying another 5 studios to add to there current 14. No idea who or if this is true, but ill be keeping an eye out. Possibly be announced at E3 2019.
As you mentioned, IO could make an amazing Perfect Dark sequel.