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LivingMetal said:
Azzanation said:

Buying out exclusives leaves a bad taste in peoples mouths..
If this is the case than Sony should just buy Komani, atleast than it leaves a valid reason to make the games exclusive.
Imagine if MS brought the Witcher IP? or Nintendo brought the GTA IP just to lock them away from others to buy.. anti-consumer at its finest.
Buy the damn companies or leave them be in my opinion.

Kojima on Silent Hill and MGS as PlayStation exclusives is better than Silent Hill and MGS multi-platform without Kojima.

And Sony has a great history of allowing developers to work with creative freedom.

Make It Happen!

Would you say the same if MS countered Sonys deal, and hired Kojima and brought the IPs for thier eco-system only?



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Runa216 said:
Ashadelo said:

I hope Microsoft counters and buys out Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest or Persona. Or maybe all three.

Why though? Microsoft doesn't do well with the JRPG crowd and never has...and has a history of ruining franchises over time. 

God of War's best selling and best reviewed game was 2018's. Uncharted 4 was the best selling in that franchise and was favourably compared to Uncharted 2 - the highest ranked in the series. Sony has been doing great this gen plus making New IPs (Horizon: Zero Dawn and Bloodborne are great examples). whereas Microsoft STILL hasn't done anything good with Rare, and its Halo and Gears of War franchises have been slowly but steadily dwindling, with Forza being the subject of controversy, too. 

This is why I just sort of shrug when Microsoft buys smaller devs but I get excited when Sony does the same. Sony is trending up, while Microsoft is trending down; Sony has a good history of letting their devs experiment and have fun and make new IP while supporting them, while Microsoft ruined the #1 developer of the 90's (Rare; I'm still salty over that and will continue to be so until it's fixed). 

So I'm genuinely curious why you 'hope' Microsoft buys three franchises that it traditionally does poorly with amidst a history of not really doing all that well when it comes to exclusives. 

The is so much lies and wrong with this post i dont even know where to start.

Gears 5 is the best rated and reviewed Gears game in like ages.

Forza is the best rated racing series in the world.

Rare was already losing quality (With a number of staff leaving/planning on leaving) before MS got them.

MS has been allowing all their new studios complete freedom to develop their games how they want.

And like Azzanation said. I wonder would all you guys still be so happy if it was MS hired Kojima and brought them IP's for their Eco system.



If that happens we can say goodbye to Snake, Simon and Richter staying in Smash Bros. -_-



Azzanation said:
LivingMetal said:

Kojima on Silent Hill and MGS as PlayStation exclusives is better than Silent Hill and MGS multi-platform without Kojima.

And Sony has a great history of allowing developers to work with creative freedom.

Make It Happen!

Would you say the same if MS countered Sonys deal, and hired Kojima and brought the IPs for thier eco-system only?

They didn't, and if they did I have a sneaking suspicion you would be celebrating it, wouldn't you?

MS did buy Ninja Theory, Double Fine and several other studios that will now be making MS exclusive content or did I dream that? Were you defensive about those as well?



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I am necro bump this old tweet from Blue point.  It was speculated that Blue point are remaking Castlevania , along with Metal Gear Solid and Legend of Dragoon. There is might some truth to this report (rumor) 



setsunatenshi said:
Azzanation said:

Would you say the same if MS countered Sonys deal, and hired Kojima and brought the IPs for thier eco-system only?

They didn't, and if they did I have a sneaking suspicion you would be celebrating it, wouldn't you?

MS did buy Ninja Theory, Double Fine and several other studios that will now be making MS exclusive content or did I dream that? Were you defensive about those as well?

You didnt anwser the question.

No i could give jack shit for those IPs, this isnt about me. Also there is a difference between buying studios and whoring out IPs. I already stated that. Try reading my posts next time.



Azzanation said:
setsunatenshi said:

They didn't, and if they did I have a sneaking suspicion you would be celebrating it, wouldn't you?

MS did buy Ninja Theory, Double Fine and several other studios that will now be making MS exclusive content or did I dream that? Were you defensive about those as well?

You didnt anwser the question.

No i could give jack shit for those IPs, this isnt about me. Also there is a difference between buying studios and whoring out IPs. I already stated that. Try reading my posts next time.

You not giving a shit about those IPs is kind of the point why (if the rumor is true) it makes a lot more sense that Sony got them. People don't have their favorite boxes just because of the colors on them or because they look nice. It's because each audience is looking for different experiences.

These IPs resonate much more with the Playstation audience, hence why it makes sense Sony would be looking to have them after all.

And to answer your question, yeah, no, MS is publishing the games on PC anyway, so if they had a game or IP i'm interested in, I'd play it there. I don't see what's the problem here really.



setsunatenshi said:

You not giving a shit about those IPs is kind of the point why (if the rumor is true) it makes a lot more sense that Sony got them. People don't have their favorite boxes just because of the colors on them or because they look nice. It's because each audience is looking for different experiences.

These IPs resonate much more with the Playstation audience, hence why it makes sense Sony would be looking to have them after all.

And to answer your question, yeah, no, MS is publishing the games on PC anyway, so if they had a game or IP i'm interested in, I'd play it there. I don't see what's the problem here really.

"These IPs resonate much more with the Playstation audience"  

I never understand that logic, its like saying, The movie Toy Story was meant to be watched on a Panasonic player and not another branded player.. you know how weird that sounds? Ill be more into these buy outs if companies were more PC friendly allowing gamers the option of buying them on PC and not forced into buying more hardware if they choose not to. One reason I liked MS this gen was their approach to the PC audience, something I wish Sony and Nintendo did more often.



Azzanation said:
LivingMetal said:

Kojima on Silent Hill and MGS as PlayStation exclusives is better than Silent Hill and MGS multi-platform without Kojima.

And Sony has a great history of allowing developers to work with creative freedom.

Make It Happen!

Would you say the same if MS countered Sonys deal, and hired Kojima and brought the IPs for thier eco-system only?

I would have zero issues with that. If the games interested me enough I would look at the possibility of buying the console. It is better than not having those games published.

For all the studios MS bought I looked at what games they released and thought that none of them made stuff that would make me more likely to buy Xbox to not miss them.

Azzanation said:
setsunatenshi said:

You not giving a shit about those IPs is kind of the point why (if the rumor is true) it makes a lot more sense that Sony got them. People don't have their favorite boxes just because of the colors on them or because they look nice. It's because each audience is looking for different experiences.

These IPs resonate much more with the Playstation audience, hence why it makes sense Sony would be looking to have them after all.

And to answer your question, yeah, no, MS is publishing the games on PC anyway, so if they had a game or IP i'm interested in, I'd play it there. I don't see what's the problem here really.

"These IPs resonate much more with the Playstation audience"  

I never understand that logic, its like saying, The movie Toy Story was meant to be watched on a Panasonic player and not another branded player.. you know how weird that sounds? Ill be more into these buy outs if companies were more PC friendly allowing gamers the option of buying them on PC and not forced into buying more hardware if they choose not to. One reason I liked MS this gen was their approach to the PC audience, something I wish Sony and Nintendo did more often.

You not understanding logic would explain a lot of stuff.



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