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Platinum Games - Bayonetta 7 10.14%
 
From Software - Dark Souls, Bloodborne 19 27.54%
 
Codemasters - Grid, Dirt 1 1.45%
 
Kojima Productions - Death Stranding 20 28.99%
 
DontNod - Vampyr 0 0%
 
Others 14 20.29%
 
Multiple developers 8 11.59%
 
Total:69
GOWTLOZ said:
Carl said:
They don't need to.

Sony 1st party has never been so successful, showing fresh ideas and seeing big returns.

Just keep making exclusive publishing deals with 3rd parties.

You are seeing the here and now, not the then and there. Microsoft's acquisitions will have products in a few years and Sony will have a massive force to deal. Obsidian has made some really fan loved RPGs and that itself will bring people to Microsoft products. Ninja Theory could make a phenomenal hack and slash game as DMC Devil May Cry had the combat depth sorted. Playground Games will still make phenomenal arcade racing games. Turn 10 makes pretty good simulation racers. Microsoft already has first and third person shooters in their bag as far as exclusives are concerned. They could get the PR on their sides pretty quickly with these releases.

Intrinsic said:
How come no one has punched a hole in this guys theory so far?

Do you have any idea how many studios first and second party sony has under its belt. Even if MS acquires 5 studios it still wont be at par.

Most Sony studios do jack. London Studio makes nothing, Bend hasn't made a game since Golden Abyss and Days Gone is hardly blowing people's minds, Media Molecule hasn't madea  successful game since LittleBigPlanet 2. Polyphony releases one game per gen and that too with a caveat. I adore GT Sport but it has got so many blatant flaws with regards to content that has been easily exploited by the competition and journalists who go by the PR and hype and people who haven't already played it don't see it as a good game. Sony needs more developers.

AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Monolith Soft? As in the Xenoblade developers? 

That would never happen. Unless you mean Monolith Productions who made the Middle-Earth action series. 

If Platinum also means "Platinum Games" than nah, thanks, I'd like to keep Bayonetta 3 going.

Platinum would be more successful on PlayStation.

During the Scalebound period of time, Platinum Games talked at great lengths about how they've wanted to make that game for a long time, and - more generally - how they've always wanted a series that they could cultivate and could call their own, that could be successful. In that respect, while you can talk about sales figures all you want, Nintendo is keeping a large portion of Platinum Games employed - and they're the ones that made Bayonetta into an icon, as well as owning the parts of Bayonetta 2 and 3, so I don't really see your point ... as it seems to be very flawed. 

Granted Platinum Games most successful title was Nier Automata, but I believe the IP is owned by Square and the big head Yoko Taro isn't part of Platinum Games. Of course Bayonetta is owned by Sega, but Bayonetta has also only seen one developer throughout it's entire franchise ... it's not Bayonetta without Platinum, it could very easily be Nier and Drakengard without Platinum Games. 

Not to mention i'm pretty sure that in addition to wanting to own their own IP, they also said they'd want it to be multiplatform. So Platinum staying multiplatform is best for now. 

But yes, when you just completely forget all of those things .... Platinum would be more successful on Playstation 4 .... during the Wii U era. Let's see what happens when Bayonetta 3 comes out. 



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Intrinsic said:

On another note, as far as exclusive output this gen, even with them underutilising their studios, sony has still managed an exclusive output of around 3-4 exclusives every single year. No other company can make that claim. And their exclusives are all doing very very well. 

Except Nintendo ... 

Also, if we're talking about games from studios Sony specifically owns, you don't get to include titles like Spider-Man, as Sony themselves don't even include it when addressing their worldwide studios. So I'm not sure why you changed the criteria mid-argument. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
ResilientFighter said:
Insomniac
Supermassive games
Platinum
Monolith soft
From Software

Monolith Soft? As in the Xenoblade developers? 

That would never happen. Unless you mean Monolith Productions who made the Middle-Earth action series. 

If Platinum also means "Platinum Games" than nah, thanks, I'd like to keep Bayonetta 3 going.

Do you know where xeno games used to be before nintendo? Ever hear of XENOSAGA

Platinum can make bayonetta 3 as the final game its already being developed then be bought by sony for exclusive titles



ResilientFighter said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Monolith Soft? As in the Xenoblade developers? 

That would never happen. Unless you mean Monolith Productions who made the Middle-Earth action series. 

If Platinum also means "Platinum Games" than nah, thanks, I'd like to keep Bayonetta 3 going.

Do you know where xeno games used to be before nintendo? Ever hear of XENOSAGA

Platinum can make bayonetta 3 as the final game its already being developed then be bought by sony for exclusive titles

Yes, I have heard of it. Better question. Have you ever heard of Nintendo owns Monolith Soft



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"The competition looks pale in comparison"

Yeah, but no. Microsoft released a better Forza game that GT will ever be, and I don't even mention Nintendo which is killing it since last year with its exclusives, which are better rated for most of them, and sell very well.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
ResilientFighter said:

Do you know where xeno games used to be before nintendo? Ever hear of XENOSAGA

Platinum can make bayonetta 3 as the final game its already being developed then be bought by sony for exclusive titles

Yes, I have heard of it. Better question. Have you ever heard of Nintendo owns Monolith Soft

So? The thread title doesn't say what independent developer should sony buy.

Its my list i chose the ones i like, whats the issue here? 



ResilientFighter said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Yes, I have heard of it. Better question. Have you ever heard of Nintendo owns Monolith Soft

So? The thread title doesn't say what independent developer should sony buy.

Its my list i chose the ones i like, whats the issue here? 

It honestly sounds like you just didn't know Nintendo owned Monolith Soft and now are trying to back out of it. 

The thread's topic is which developer should Sony acquire, which I assume has to have some relative reasonableness and logical sense in real world terms, since it's asking which developers should Sony literally acquire.  

Of course, if that's what you would want Sony to acquire that's fine ... doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but go ahead. 



From Software, but they lost their chance on doing it.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
ResilientFighter said:

So? The thread title doesn't say what independent developer should sony buy.

Its my list i chose the ones i like, whats the issue here? 

It honestly sounds like you just didn't know Nintendo owned Monolith Soft and now are trying to back out of it. 

The thread's topic is which developer should Sony acquire, which I assume has to have some relative reasonableness and logical sense in real world terms, since it's asking which developers should Sony literally acquire.  

Of course, if that's what you would want Sony to acquire that's fine ... doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but go ahead. 

Yeah no 

I have Xenoblade 2 on switch i like xenosaga on PS2 im very aware of monolith softs nintendo connection 

That doesn't change the fact i said i wished sony aquired them never did i say i predict Sony will buy monolith soft off nintendo

Seems you misread or misinterpreted my post, no harm done



After E3, Microsoft received plenty of criticism for acquiring developers that at one point made multiplatform games. It's only fair that Sony gets the same amount of scrutiny. All five developers in the poll have released successful multiplatform games at one point or another.

Platinum seems to be content working under Nintendo right now (and they said they want to be more dependent..). I don't see Insomniac happening either because they want to own their own IP (hence why SO was on XB1). It also wouldn't surprise me if Sony made an offer at some point and got turned down. To seriously answer the question, Quantic Dream would be a wise acquisition right now.  I would say Supermassive Games if they weren't working with Bandai Namco right now. 

Last edited by IamAwsome - on 25 November 2018