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trunkswd said:
Bandorr said:

PLAYGROUND thank you I couldn't remember of it. Thought it was called turn 5 or something lol. Or similar to Nintendo buying Next level games. I have nothing against these purchases. I mean these companies make mostly exclusives for one platform so it is no big loss to anyone else.

I guess "time" is the answer.  If the company is working on game X they won't have as much time/money/expertise to apply to game Y. So you buy the studio so that they always have time for you. Makes sense.

Thanks.

Turn 10 is the Forza Motorsport developer, while Playground develops Forza Horizon and the upcoming Fable game. 

Meh close enough. I can't keep up with Forza games.  One was third party then got bought up. But thanks.



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Bandorr said:
trunkswd said:

The third-party developer could end up working on games for other platforms, while acquiring them ensures they only develop for you. It is similar with Microsoft's acquisition of Playground Games a few years ago. 

PLAYGROUND thank you I couldn't remember of it. Thought it was called turn 5 or something lol. Or similar to Nintendo buying Next level games. I have nothing against these purchases. I mean these companies make mostly exclusives for one platform so it is no big loss to anyone else.

I guess "time" is the answer.  If the company is working on game X they won't have as much time/money/expertise to apply to game Y. So you buy the studio so that they always have time for you. Makes sense.

Thanks.

Once they're internally owned they're typically scaled up and their developement and what they develop on becomes more aligned with the companies overall objective.



Bandorr said:
trunkswd said:

Turn 10 is the Forza Motorsport developer, while Playground develops Forza Horizon and the upcoming Fable game. 

Meh close enough. I can't keep up with Forza games.  One was third party then got bought up. But thanks.

Forza isn't that complicated. It definitely isn't Kingdom Hearts. Forza Motorsport is a more realistic racing game set on tracks, while Forza Horizon is the open-world racing series. 



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Very good news today! PlayStation got even better.





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Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

Sounds like Housemarque might be going AAA - that or two teams. Will be interesting to see either way.



I'm actually for this. They do great work and have only worked with Sony last gen and this. Great developer. Maybe now they can have the financial security to try a Nex Machina again or a Resogun.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I like it when Sony buys studios I'm unfamiliar with and whose games I haven't played. Not saying this as a troll, just as a Nintendo and PC gamer I'd prefer Sony buy studios like this, where I don't know what I'm missing, than them buying a studio that regularly makes popular 3rd party games.



Great get by Sony. Returnal seems to have been a success.



Leynos said:

I'm actually for this. They do great work and have only worked with Sony last gen and this. Great developer. Maybe now they can have the financial security to try a Nex Machina again or a Resogun.

Doubtful. They're going bigger, which is exactly what they should be doing.

Dulfite said:

I like it when Sony buys studios I'm unfamiliar with and whose games I haven't played. Not saying this as a troll, just as a Nintendo and PC gamer I'd prefer Sony buy studios like this, where I don't know what I'm missing, than them buying a studio that regularly makes popular 3rd party games.

I can't tell if this is genuine or just sarcastic. But the Sony modus operandi is to buy studios who they have have worked with on a lot of exclusive content (Sony IP), not studios who are predominantly multiplatform.