I can't imagine a less appealing alternative. Western AAA development is so thoroughly fucked at this point.
Pick your poison. Take Two or Activision Blizzard wouldn't have been much better.
And people jumped at me when I said Sony should buy them because exclusivities are lava. It's always better having good exclusive games to play than shitty monetized to death multiplatform games.
Pick your poison? Why did you leave out MS, which based on polls on this site, resetera and others, were the clear favorites out of the bunch rumored to be in talks.
Nobody is mentioning sony because sony is not in talks to acquire them.
We don't know who is going to end up with them. But if it's a bidding war, MS wins that easily. I think MS has to make this deal personally.
What an absolutely juvenile clickbait headline selling the writer's speculation as news.
In no shape or form did Jorgensen hint to the acquisition of WB. He did not even name WB.
An investor/analyst asked how EA felt about acquisitions, mentioning as an example a "big asset" for sale, likely (the one who asked the question, not Jorgensen) meaning WB but without naming it.
Jorgensen went on a tirade about the acquisition of Respawn as an example of one that went well to explain that EA is interested in acquiring talent, not games. He mentioned that EA gets to take a look at most of what is for sale, and that it's more interested than ever in acquisitions, even if it may take some time for one to happen (because they want the right fit).
At no point WB was mentioned or hinted at in Jorgensen's response, nor he mentioned wanting to acquire "the best studios" as this writer falsely alleges.
Source: I actually listened to the conference, unlike this writer, who just copied some tweet and made it more clickbaity.
If you want the full quote, my report's here, without the silly clickbait.
During Electronic Arts’ quarterly financial conference call, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen talked about possible acquisitions.twinfinite.net
I actually wrote an article recently about all the bullshit reports from absolute amateurs that come out of financial conferences every quarter because people don't listen to the conferences and just report from tweets out of context. This is a perfect example of what I meant.
It takes disgraceful levels of laziness and zero professionalism to make up fake news from random out of context tweets when the recording of the actual conference is available for everyone to listen a click away.
Even funnier is that he cites a tweet that cites my article, but did not bother actually giving credit. I guess that's fine, since I'd feel ashamed to have my work directly linked in this kind of trash article.
Can't say since I never played it. All I know is that EA during that era was better (granted, not by much) than what they currently are. Outside of Respawn due to Zampella being on EA's board of directors or some such shit, I have zero confidence in anything EA develops and/or publishes.
MS over EA. With Gamepass PC, XSX/s/one and even mobile would offer access to nearly as many gamers and not full it to shit with MTX
True. I feel like those are two different ventures for two different departments. MS as a whole is worth 1.6 trillion but only a fraction of that includes gaming. Fingers crossedMS is in talks with acquiring TikTok now. Not sure if that would damper any potential WB Games acquisition.
Jez mentioned on The Xbox Two podcast with Rand, that he has good reason to believe MS is putting in a bid for WB Games.