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TheLegendaryBigBoss said:

I hope they don't. I don't see Nintendo putting their games on any other platform.

If Sony is going shopping in Japan, which I think is inevitable at this point, it will force Nintendo's hand. 



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Manlytears said:
trunkswd said:

A bit odd that Bungie will be "an independent subsidiary" and they will remain a multiplatform studio. Especially with a deal worth $3.6 billion.

I'm pretty sure Xbox made an offer, probably with a lot more money. Perhaps "independence" was the Cherry that made Bungie choose Playstation.

You might be right with that. This also pulls PlayStation further ahead of Xbox in-terms of revenue. Microsoft specifically stated in their Activision Blizzard acquisition announcement they would still only be the third biggest gaming company after Sony and Tencent. So in some ways this could help make the Activision Blizzard acquisition pass regulators easier than it would have before.



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PotentHerbs said:
TheLegendaryBigBoss said:

I hope they don't. I don't see Nintendo putting their games on any other platform.

If Sony is going shopping in Japan, which I think is inevitable at this point, it will force Nintendo's hand. 

Why?



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Leynos said:

I hate saying things like this but Nintendo, go get Platinum games and maybe Koei Tecmo.

Out of the big three - Nintendo's the one I wouldnt want to acquire anyone.

I'd rather have Sony or MS take companies.



    

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Buying a studio with a single downhill franchise on their back for an absurd amount of money is... not very smart.





Wonder if this means "non Destiny" IPs are going to be Playstation (and probably PC) exclusives...



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MS taking away FPS from Sony so it was just a matter of time for Sony to find a way to bring back FPS.

I'm more hoping Sony will also revive the Resistance/Killzon/Socom franchise to keep a steady pace of shooter games on their system.



Manlytears said:



Wonder if this means "non Destiny" IPs are going to be Playstation (and probably PC) exclusives...

Hope so. If Playstation 5 is not getting Fallout 5 , Outerworlds 2 and Starfield then It's best it stays exclusive to PS5 Microsoft has too much weapons . Good for Sony getting a FPS developer as strong as bungie. They took Crash and Spyro.



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the-pi-guy said:
Leynos said:

As corp exec talk where they say nothing but a weighty nothing.

Well, Bungie is staying multiplatform, even for new games.

Everything for now, Multiplatform as in PS5 and PC in the future.

Last edited by Leynos - on 31 January 2022

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