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noname2200 said:

Did these studios actually produce anything?

Nope, they haven't gotten even the time to produce their first games.



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coolbeans said:
noname2200 said:

Did these studios actually produce anything?

They cultivated some solid talent, but... somehow didn't realize it takes 3-4 years to turn around the average AAA game.  Hopefully that means those Stadia 'console exclusives' they still have can sneak over elsewhere.

Gylt is a fine game, which needs to see a bigger audience.



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If google boughtt zenimax and this happen a year later zenimax and their franchise like elderscrolls would be no more, since google likes killing projects that don't take off ;(I hope amazon is not easily the type to throw their towel, heard they made aleast few first party games that actually released under amazon games studio even though they didn't do much They sill have double delix I'm scared what will happen to them? Hope amzon doesn't destroy their first party;



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What really surprises me is what this indicates about Google.
MS had tons of money they were willing to lose when they fully committed to their long term Xbox plan and they didn't run away from it because they obviously had a plan.
Google is similarly a mega corporation that has tons of money. You would think they wouldn't mind losing money on these studios knowing what they could achieve in the future. To me, this is an indication that they had no long term plan. Either that or the overlords Alphabet got involved and told them to stop?



Who could guess... but there are still people (don`t remember who was listing it recently) who list Google as a major competitor to make PS5 life hard.



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http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:

Who could guess... but there are still people (don`t remember who was listing it recently) who list Google as a major competitor to make PS5 life hard.

Even google wanted to distance themselves from the thoughts of the Stadia creative director lol

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-10-23-google-distances-itself-from-stadia-creative-director-alex-hutchinson



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Mnementh said:
coolbeans said:

They cultivated some solid talent, but... somehow didn't realize it takes 3-4 years to turn around the average AAA game.  Hopefully that means those Stadia 'console exclusives' they still have can sneak over elsewhere.

Gylt is a fine game, which needs to see a bigger audience.

True, but that's a 3rd party exclusive they signed.  Same with Submerged: Hidden Depths. 

Would be nice for both to go elsewhere.



Ganoncrotch said:
DonFerrari said:

Who could guess... but there are still people (don`t remember who was listing it recently) who list Google as a major competitor to make PS5 life hard.

Even google wanted to distance themselves from the thoughts of the Stadia creative director lol

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-10-23-google-distances-itself-from-stadia-creative-director-alex-hutchinson

You know that they only said it first because there was backlash and second because a major source of revenue for Google is showing content for which they have no legal rights including streaming.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."