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Started by the-pi-guy, Oct 01, 2022, 06:54 PM

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the-pi-guy

There's a strange dichotomy where Sony is weak and strong at the same time, from the same people.
Like people constantly point out that "Sony can't afford what Microsoft can", and yet there's constant complaints about "If Microsoft can do something, why can't Sony?"

BananaKing

There's a strange dichotomy where Sony is weak and strong at the same time, from the same people.
Like people constantly point out that "Sony can't afford what Microsoft can", and yet there's constant complaints about "If Microsoft can do something, why can't Sony?"
Fanboys making excuses when it fits their agenda.

MS has the money to buy take two, ea, Activision, ubisoft, Warner bros gaming division, capcom, square and Sega easily.

Sony doesn't have anywhere near that buying power

kitler53

Fanboys making excuses when it fits their agenda.

MS has the money to buy take two, ea, Activision, ubisoft, Warner bros gaming division, capcom, square and Sega easily.

Sony doesn't have anywhere near that buying power
but as Brazil points out,.. Sony still has the ability to form strong relationships with 3rd party publishers...
          

Legend

Square Enix Montreal new name. Wonder when/if we'll get new names for the other Square Enix studios that were bought.

Studio Onoma - Our Brand Story | Studio Onoma

the-pi-guy

Square Enix Montreal new name. Wonder when/if we'll get new names for the other Square Enix studios that were bought.

Studio Onoma - Our Brand Story | Studio Onoma
I wouldn't be surprised if none of the others get renamed.

I think Crystal Dynamics will stay. One big question is whether they have the rights to the Eidos name, or whether Square held onto that for whatever reason.

the-pi-guy

https://www.roadtovr.com/meta-vr-studio-acquisition-iron-man-resident-evil-wilsons-heart/

Meta / Facebook has acquired Camouflaj, Twisted Pixel and Armature Studio

Legend

Twisted Pixel
Lococycle VR time!

Armature is a good buy.

kitler53

F facebook.  hate how they are buying up anything and everything related to VR.

...kind of always thought of twisted pixel as an MS studio.  didn't realize they were working on VR lately.
          

the-pi-guy

F facebook.  hate how they are buying up anything and everything related to VR.
They're currently up to 7 game studios.

It's a notable area where Sony hasn't been pushing as much into, acquisition wise.
Although Firesprite is a big VR studio, they seem to be doing mostly non-VR.

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...kind of always thought of twisted pixel as an MS studio.  didn't realize they were working on VR lately.
They were separated in 2015.
And strangely I don't remember MS ever owning them, but they did shortly.  

kitler53

it's more that assbook is trying to horde a monopoly on anyone with any VR experience.  
          

the-pi-guy



Suggesting that MS has legitimately made an offer to put Gamepass on PS.

nnodley

honestly sony is dumb to not if MS really did offer

SWORDF1SH

honestly sony is dumb to not if MS really did offer
Depends what the offer was.

the-pi-guy

honestly sony is dumb to not if MS really did offer
If it was first party only, it would be a strong push to reduce the need to get an Xbox for PlayStation owners.

Third party included would likely push into their own market.

kitler53

lol.  Soo much hopiam.   Ms offered 3rd party only. 
          

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