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Leynos said:
SegaHeart said:

Jim Ryan seems like a very nice guy, Hope phil makes Call of Duty multiplatform still . Which I think warzone is already ? but what about mainline?

Jim Ryan is a douche.  He's the most exec type as they get. He's been with Sony since forever and never liked him on his decisions to his mocking older games.

I forgot about Jim Ryan hating on older games , You're correct he's bad apple . But it's nice he's acquiring studios? But I think it's because he is forced to respond. I don't know who idea was it to make Bungie games multiplatform still Jim Ryan or Bungie? One of them has to say something in few days or weeks? If it is Bungie then Jim goes back to square one in being who he is 🤔



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Bungie had revenues of around 500 millions back in 2019, according to some rumours

Number of players have been increasing since then and the new expansions seems to get better and better.

That's for people saying the franchise is going downhill.

Interesting take by Sony, they are trying to increase their multiplayer and live-services department with this acquisition.



Metallox said:
Leynos said:

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

Nintendo is the company Micro should've bought with the money they used for Zenimax and are planning to use for AB... and a little more. 

Microsoft would only acquire a company that wants to be bought. They approached Nintendo 20+ years ago and Nintendo laughed them out of the room.



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800_LilTwin said:

So now we got certain people want to convince you Bungie games will remain multiplatform when just a a few days ago they so quickly to dismiss Phil's claim of "we want to keep call of duty on playstation".....how quickly does the narrative change depending on who the company is making the big purchase.

on plus side Sony now has a "live service" cash cow game on top of the big profits from everything on PS plus and playstation as whole, should help them financially with bigger and more acquisition going forward.

The narrative didn't change, you just lack the talent to properly read.

Sony and Bungie say: future Bungie releases will be multiplatform (PC+PS+at least one other platform). Players on other platforms will be able to continue to enjoy their Destiny 2 experiences.

MS (Phil Spencer) says: "I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation"

That means that all CoD games that Sony paid for will still be released on Playstation and very likely MS won't pull Warzone from PS store but nowhere does it say that new CoD releases after that will come to PS. That's pure speculation.



Even if Bungie remains multiplatform for the remainder of the generation, Sony could change that on a whim, like I'd be surprised if a new IP from Bungie appears on GamePass day and date lol.

Still, in this day and age of consolidation, its better to own Bungie with a few concessions, rather than the possibility of having them taken away from your platform permanently.



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Pretty bad deal in my opinion.



SegaHeart said:
Leynos said:

I prefer SEGA as a 3rd party but SEGA would make more sense under Nintendo's roof than MS. Sonic qould have better quality control. Nintendo is morelikley to have some classic SEGA IPs revised as they fit a Nintendo audience better. Atlus would do wonders not just making Persona but assisting other studios and then imagine a Atlus/Monolith collaberation. The one downside is Yakuza would be on lesser hardware. Again I hope sSEGA can stay 3rd party but if they have to go somewhere. Nintendo makes more sense.

In america the 4th gen war is more than if Microsoft bought Sony , if Sony ever becomes 3rd party , that's why that generation 4th was the best console war generation ever and the Genesis does commercials made us really give Nintendo the business , it was especially personal when kids compared Sonic is better than Mario and having Nintendo make Sonic better is bad taste to 4th generation fans of SEGA . (It's like Microsoft buys Sony in 2040 and Microsoft fixes Uncharted what was perfect already in 1992 ala Sonic 2 and 1994 Soinc 3 and Knuckles)

Lay the past to rest, that was 30 years ago.



eva01beserk said:
Vodacixi said:

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

Don't do this to me. I almost forgot this guy existed. I was so close xD



Nice to see Sony and Bungie being very clear about this multiplatform strategy going forward, very pro-consumer move by them unlike others...



Well Bungie has over 900 people working for them and the studio is expanding. Surely this is a purchase for the long term.

https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50109



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