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Like Deviation and Firewalk, I expected these partnerships to end up as an acquisition if the game turned out well, but I'm surprised Sony pulled the trigger so quickly on this. Could be a mix of a promising project, a team that poached the best talent from Ubisoft, Jade Raymond's extensive history with PlayStation & being the former director of Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs.

Not really excited for a multiplayer project but it is an area where Sony needs to strengthen their catalog.



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PotentHerbs said:

Like Deviation and Firewalk, I expected these partnerships to end up as an acquisition if the game turned out well, but I'm surprised Sony pulled the trigger so quickly on this. Could be a mix of a promising project, a team that poached the best talent from Ubisoft, Jade Raymond's extensive history with PlayStation & being the former director of Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs.

Not really excited for a multiplayer project but it is an area where Sony needs to strengthen their catalog.

I don't think Firewalk will. They're already owned by another company who has another 2 studios under their wing.

Feels like a more difficult individual purchase. 



twintail said:
PotentHerbs said:

Like Deviation and Firewalk, I expected these partnerships to end up as an acquisition if the game turned out well, but I'm surprised Sony pulled the trigger so quickly on this. Could be a mix of a promising project, a team that poached the best talent from Ubisoft, Jade Raymond's extensive history with PlayStation & being the former director of Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs.

Not really excited for a multiplayer project but it is an area where Sony needs to strengthen their catalog.

I don't think Firewalk will. They're already owned by another company who has another 2 studios under their wing.

Feels like a more difficult individual purchase. 

Wait really? I thought they were a new studio like deviation and haven…



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pitzy272 said:
twintail said:

I don't think Firewalk will. They're already owned by another company who has another 2 studios under their wing.

Feels like a more difficult individual purchase. 

Wait really? I thought they were a new studio like deviation and haven…

You're right! They are. But they already belong to Probably Monsters Studios, who incidentally have another 2 new studios - one of which is working on an RPG.

There's been some speculation/ hopes that Sony also works out a deal with the RPG team. But I don't know anything else beyond that. 



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Not exited at all since we know its working on a service game. But I suppose they where probably adquire quite cheaply since sony help build them up and they yet to release anything.



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twintail said:
pitzy272 said:

Wait really? I thought they were a new studio like deviation and haven…

You're right! They are. But they already belong to Probably Monsters Studios, who incidentally have another 2 new studios - one of which is working on an RPG.

There's been some speculation/ hopes that Sony also works out a deal with the RPG team. But I don't know anything else beyond that. 

Interesting. Thank you for the education, good sir. Maybe Sony will just buy Probably Monsters. :)



TBH Sony buying teams in the live service area is good because it means we won't have any Fable Legends on our hands where one of the great developers is pressured into something trendy and ends up wasting years of their time on something bound to fail.



shikamaru317 said:

Not surprised, they already had Haven locked into a 2nd party deal, guess they were pleased enough with how well development was going and with how well the game was playtesting that they decided to outright acquire them.

^ this.

Sony must be very confident in how well this game turned out, and been like "okay, lets grab them".



twintail said:

I don't think Firewalk will. They're already owned by another company who has another 2 studios under their wing.

Feels like a more difficult individual purchase. 

I forgot about Firewalk being part of ProbablyMonsters. However, I could see PR being a very attractive option for Sony, depending on how their other projects pan out.