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So one could argue that Sony wasn't United around them?

Oh, hello door. Why thank you for opening. I'll see myself out.



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The studio seems like it was troubled.

The fact they were actively hiring last week, might not mean much, but it feels like they must have had troubled development.

They were going on 5 years without a single announced title. Doesn't seem too surprising.



shikamaru317 said:
This makes the 5th UK first party studio that Sony has closed in the last decade. The other 4 are Guerrilla Cambridge, Evolution Studios, Studio Liverpool, and Bigbig Studios.

So, Sony is pulling their own Brexit?



I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

sales2099 said:

I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.

But...don't they both have 14?



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thismeintiel said:
sales2099 said:

I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.

But...don't they both have 14?

Xbox gamers count the Xbox Studios Publishing group as a dev in itself. I mean they are bringing Ori 2, Tell Me Why and Flight Simulator this year alone. 

Even if you don’t count it, the fact that they are tied...or we even having this discussion, says a lot. You could have never claimed this since 2001-now. 



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

sales2099 said:
thismeintiel said:

But...don't they both have 14?

Xbox gamers count the Xbox Studios Publishing group as a dev in itself. I mean they are bringing Ori 2, Tell Me Why and Flight Simulator this year alone. 

Even if you don’t count it, the fact that they are tied...or we even having this discussion, says a lot. You could have never claimed this since 2001-now. 

Now that they have matched them in quantity, we'll see if they can match them in quality, the far more important measurement.



thismeintiel said:
sales2099 said:

Xbox gamers count the Xbox Studios Publishing group as a dev in itself. I mean they are bringing Ori 2, Tell Me Why and Flight Simulator this year alone. 

Even if you don’t count it, the fact that they are tied...or we even having this discussion, says a lot. You could have never claimed this since 2001-now. 

Now that they have matched them in quantity, we'll see if they can match them in quality, the far more important measurement.

Technically surpassed but you right. Progress :)



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

sales2099 said:

I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.

Xbox had more studios before the generation started.  They shut down like 6 of them.  

thismeintiel said:
sales2099 said:

I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.

But...don't they both have 14?

MS has 15.  

Sony has 14 that we know of. 



the-pi-guy said:
sales2099 said:

I’m going to say something that is now fact and not fiction...something that if I said it I would have been dismissed as a pipe dream:

In February 2020, Xbox how has more 1st party studios then Sony.

Xbox had more studios before the generation started.  They shut down like 6 of them.  

thismeintiel said:

But...don't they both have 14?

MS has 15.  

Sony has 14 that we know of. 

I'm not going to include their publishing wing of the company.  If we did that, we might as well throw in SIE, as well.  Then, they would both be up to 15.