• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

PlayStation Acquisitions incoming

bitbydeath

Member
Nov 25, 2015
7,405
4,676
835
Why though? Changing the name wouldn’t do anything and you’ll be invalidating what Enix has done.

If it does happen, it would hurt the Switch more than anything else.
I was just kidding. I don’t think they’d buy them. Still Squaresoft was awesome so I have no issues invalidating Enix. :messenger_grinning_squinting:
 

DeepEnigma

Gold Member
Dec 3, 2013
21,549
18,603
685
Shu was visiting Housemarque recently, of course it doesn’t mean anything and I’m sure they’re also working on a launch game for the PS5 like they did with Resogun.
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Bryank75

vkbest

Member
Jan 23, 2017
173
79
240
In a hypothetical cloud streaming future, Sony and Microsoft can’t trust on third party more, because Square, Capcom, EA, Ubisoft etc will release their own streaming cloud service.

Looks like Microsoft realized this before Sony
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Gashtronomy

onehitflunder

Member
Dec 10, 2018
136
126
180
Microsoft acquired Double Fine for $15mill. or less. I doubt they paid anymore for the other studios ... they are after struggling studios with certain history to fill their a la carte menu aka gamepass.

Are there any left? In Japan maybe the guys behind Disgaea which could intrest Sony as well. Still havent finished the first one on PS2.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gashtronomy

ULTROS!

Member
Aug 17, 2009
24,719
272
1,025
Philippines
psnprofiles.com
If they do buy SE, they'll probably give FF and KH an unlimited budget. :p

Speaking of Double Fine, they seemed to disappear after 2017, and that was their last PnC game (Full Throttle Remastered).
 

Bakkus

Member
Oct 12, 2014
1,738
157
370
Sony buying SE or SEGA? Are you guys high or something? The company actually lose money on average every year. How in the world can they afford buying companies which would cost billions of dollars?
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
Jun 7, 2004
13,312
1,490
1,955
Sony buying SE or SEGA? Are you guys high or something? The company actually lose money on average every year. How in the world can they afford buying companies which would cost billions of dollars?
Not sure about that🤔... ;).
 

Gashtronomy

Member
Apr 19, 2019
1,130
1,172
360
Gamers wet dream :

Sony buy Valve.

Sony full back catalogue on Steam

Valve remakes on Playstation

New generation of cross play VR

Microsoft allow gamepass on SonySteam and Sonysteam allow PSN games on Gamepass.
 

Gashtronomy

Member
Apr 19, 2019
1,130
1,172
360
Microsoft acquired Double Fine for $15mill. or less. I doubt they paid anymore for the other studios ... they are after struggling studios with certain history to fill their a la carte menu aka gamepass.

Are there any left? In Japan maybe the guys behind Disgaea which could intrest Sony as well. Still havent finished the first one on PS2.
Which team made blue dragon and lost odyssey?
 
  • Like
Reactions: DaveMorris

xrnzaaas

Member
Dec 9, 2013
7,557
299
465
Studios like Housemarque and Suppermassive are small fish, I think it's more likely they will acquire one large entity. Won't even try to guess which one. ;)
 

XANDEO

Member
Jan 7, 2018
334
328
280
Kojima productions
Insomniac
BluePoint
Are most likely imo

I want someone to buy bioware from ea, Microsoft should have brought them years ago but I wouldn't mind sony either, just anyone but ea.
 

FranXico

Member
Dec 7, 2010
6,117
2,111
855
I want someone to buy bioware from ea, Microsoft should have brought them years ago but I wouldn't mind sony either, just anyone but ea.
I don't think Biowares problem is EA, and I have a feeling Sony and MS share this view.
 
Last edited:

Three

Member
Oct 26, 2014
3,645
740
430
Didn't they have this same job listing month's back? The old person left or.. more aquisitions?
 

RevenantX

Member
Mar 15, 2018
639
527
370
Hopefully no one I care about, I'd rather play their games on PC.
Hope it's someone that already makes third-party exclusives.
Sony is not a fool like MS to release a console without exclusives. They care about hardware sales and install base
 

Tenaciousmo

Member
May 10, 2018
227
150
270
Really hope for the konami licences to be bought. Hate to see all those great titles be only used for pachinko machines.
 
  • Love
Reactions: Bryank75

onehitflunder

Member
Dec 10, 2018
136
126
180
Which team made blue dragon and lost odyssey?
Mistywalker sumtim. IMaybe im wrong but theyre now mobile only (ex Final Fatansy). Dont think that there are any jap. devs. worth $15mill. or less that has ANY IP known towestern folks.

All the big ones are out of question, for Sony as well. From Namco, Konami, Square to Capcom ... maybe those making some controversial "games" are willing to go Xbox exclusive. And it still wont budge .. xbxo sale will rise by 1. Right now, if some folk sat down and orchestrated a plan on how to brain wash Phil Spencer, i bet few could easily point him in the wrong direction.

Spencer would enter the Pachinko Business and have Konami make an Xbox Pachinko Slot machine for the hard working japanese bois in suits. After all they have already some xbox Champoo/Soap ... all we need now are some green frying pans, green forks, green plates out of plastic with a fat xbox logo in the middle and some pajamas for the litte ones with Master Chief and all the cars of Forza.

#LOL

Even Sony wont find anty jap. studios on the struggle for cheap and with a reknown franchise worht a damn. There is no point in disussing which studio, the only one i see are the guys behind Disgaea and these are better of releasing their games as multiplats.

Can we have a Tonight Show with Phil Spencer already.
 

Bryank75

Member
Jan 12, 2018
1,582
1,680
555
Ireland
Sony buying SE or SEGA? Are you guys high or something? The company actually lose money on average every year. How in the world can they afford buying companies which would cost billions of dollars?
Maybe about 10 years ago but they sold off most of the unprofitable businesses and got rid of a lot of unnecessary staff etc.
Last year they made 8 Billion in net profit alone. Sony bought EMI music publishing for 2.3 billion a few months back and Audiokinetic who make Wwise for games.
 

sublimit

Member
Aug 28, 2009
17,014
1,680
1,035
well it's not like there's anything stopping Sony from reviving the Siren franchise
I doubt they even remember they have this franchise. And now that the centre of decisions of everything Playstation is in California you can kiss goodbye to all their old Japanese IPs (except those related to From $oftware)

It'll be interesting to see what Toyama is currently working on but after Gravity Rush's disappointing sales it will probably be something small and low budget (not that talented developers like him need a big budget to make something interesting)
 

SoulChamber

Member
Sep 19, 2018
206
120
160
People, all large companies have acquisition managers. They don't exist just to buy studios.

The fact that they're hiring one (quite possible to either replace one they had before or to simply add one to an existing team) is not actual evidence that acquisitions are "incoming."

They may very well even get to work on already finalized acquisitions like Audiokinetic.

Should never read too much into career opp. ads.
This. People are living in a fantasy world if they think that some big 3rd party publishers like Square-Enix, Koei-Tecmo or Take Two will allow Sony to buy them off.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DigitalScrap

Boss Mog

Member
Dec 12, 2013
4,487
3,255
715
Would be great if it was Nintendo. It would explain why all of the MS-Nintendo stuff rumored to happen at E3 didn't.
 
  • Triggered
Reactions: DaveMorris

ethomaz

Member
Mar 19, 2013
24,046
3,229
700
37
Brazil
Gamers wet dream :

Sony buy Valve.

Sony full back catalogue on Steam

Valve remakes on Playstation

New generation of cross play VR

Microsoft allow gamepass on SonySteam and Sonysteam allow PSN games on Gamepass.
Who wants Valve? They didn't release games form over a decade and I see no move from them to another one.
 

mckmas8808

Member
May 24, 2005
40,997
3,949
1,560
In a hypothetical cloud streaming future, Sony and Microsoft can’t trust on third party more, because Square, Capcom, EA, Ubisoft etc will release their own streaming cloud service.

Looks like Microsoft realized this before Sony
No! Sony already had many first party devs, so no need to buy up 5 in one year. But you are right in that first party game content will matter more going forward.
 

Dabaus

Member
Apr 23, 2018
485
563
210
They are probably going to buy a small developer weve never heard of to crank out VR stuff.
 

vkbest

Member
Jan 23, 2017
173
79
240
No! Sony already had many first party devs, so no need to buy up 5 in one year. But you are right in that first party game content will matter more going forward.
You can’t survive on streaming service with 3-4 games to year
 

jakinov

Member
Nov 19, 2008
86
52
720
So basically they need SJW people, and are racist as shit.
No, I've seen other PlayStation job postings and they include those sentences even for random tech jobs. Other companies have these kinds of sentences too.
 

Dabaus

Member
Apr 23, 2018
485
563
210
Insomniac, Kojima Productions, and Remedy are probably top candidates i would assume. Or smaller studious for VR.
 

truth411

Member
May 19, 2014
1,505
44
390
A new job has been posted, looking for an M&A program manager to oversee integration over a 6 to 9 month period.


So, who do you think is about to get bought?

NOTE: Sony have 15 Billion cash on hand plus other cash and liquid equivalents to add to that. Plus they can loan the same amount again and keep their D/E ratio the same as it is....
There Top priorities should be: (In no order)

1. Kojima productions
2. Insomniac (They like there Independence, but still try)
3. Blue Point Games
4. Housemarque
 
Last edited:

Sacred

Member
Aug 22, 2018
311
299
275
The thoughts in here are hilarious.. Capcom and Square in particular are massive corporations that have several developers underneath them, not going to happen.
 
Apr 18, 2018
101
82
190
They should buy them. It's been too damned long since MS or Sony threw out a large TB RPG
afaik Sakaguchi really didn't get along with Sony back in the day which is one of the the reasons why he refused to release his games on the ps3 and accepted support from MS instead. Which is a shame because Lost Odyssey could've actually succeeded if it was on the ps3
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gashtronomy

DeepEnigma

Gold Member
Dec 3, 2013
21,549
18,603
685
So basically they need SJW people, and are racist as shit.
Where do you get that out of that post? The equal opportunity employer part? That is a federal law and business are required to state that.
 
Last edited: