Except, this is why Microsoft has made the purchases they've made.
For years people clamored for Microsoft to compete with sony. To bring more than halo, gears and forza. This is what it looks like when they fix their first party issues. They purchase talented devs and publishers who can assist in the remedy. People need to get over it. You asked for competition. You got it! Only many forgot Microsoft was a trillion dollar company. So did Sony. Oops!
Who cares. Like Nadella said, "if this is about competition. Let us compete!" You can't ask for competition then bitch about how it happens. You don't get to dictate that.
MS bought their way to creativity.
They took they easy way out lol.
Even the Simpsons have made skits out of MS’ buying habits and here people are advocating for it, instead of encouraging a better product/output from studios they already had.
They’ve could’ve bought Insomniac after Sunset Overdrive. The same team that’s about to pump out 4 games in 5 years. Again, bad decisions on MS’ behalf doing Sony’s job for them then crying about later in the dark.
What happened Gavon?