New PlayStation Job Implies Acquistion/s Are Underway

Host Samurai

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Oct 27, 2017
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Like I said in the other thread, I am only a fan of this when it's a small studio that has had trouble in the past and they look to expand them. The only big dev that Sony should buy is KojiPro, since he helped build the Playstation brand.
 

YaBish

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Oct 27, 2017
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Not a fan of acquisitions any which way. Would much rather they put the time and effort into starting new studios instead if they're expanding. I know it's harder, but if you have the right people in place you can make something special.
 

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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Given the net result, what’s the difference, really?
Studios still have their independence to do as they please. Insomniac is tight with Sony, but they also made Sunset Overdrive and a bunch of VR games. Quantic Dream made the Cage Trilogy and thanks to their relationship with Sony they were able to release them on PC too.
 

Heartskips

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Oct 25, 2017
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We are going to regret this studio buying spree by platform holders in a few years aren't we?
The escalation in fanboy cheerleading will be sad to see. Nintendo and Sony fans already started overreacting to MS acquisitions, the moment someone buys a company like Capcom, this will become a mess of warring for stuff like "buy Square Enix!" "buy CDPR" etc.
 

Temascos

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Until the ink is dry on an acquisition I'll wait and see. Given Sony's pattern so far it's probably something completely left-field that they think they'll need in the future rather than buying a development studio (Unless they want to be bought/are at risk/have great ideas for the future).
 
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Shuhei Yoshida recently visited Housemarque and Remedy.

One of the Insomniac guys was visiting PlayStation in San Francisco and referred to it as the "mothership".

Seems pretty random.
 

Cactuar

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Nov 30, 2018
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"acquisition integration activities" looks pretty vague to me. Could be anything unfortunately, nothing here implies that something moved recently about a new WWS studio acquisition.

Also, we're still waiting some official confirmation about Manchester Studio and San Diego Studio #2. Hopefully during the PS5 reveal, that would make sense.
Yes, dare I say this thread is making an incredible leap of assumption and should be closed.

That said...

If I was Sony I would reacquire Naughty Dog.
Yeah, if I was Sony I'd buy Naughty Dog again just to make sure I own those guys.
 

Lemon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not sure about acquiring a studio but they need to build a studio dedicated to Knack. Can't wait for Knack 3 on my PS5.
 

Ascenion

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That’s not what this means, and given Sony isn’t a software company I’d dread them buying studios. Bad enough Microsoft stuff by and large aside from Minecraft won’t be on PlayStation but god forbid Sony buys something and I can’t even get it on PC.
 

dotyoureyes

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That’s not what this means, and given Sony isn’t a software company I’d dread them buying studios. Bad enough Microsoft stuff by and large aside from Minecraft won’t be on PlayStation but god forbid Sony buys something and I can’t even get it on PC.
This is an odd take, Sony's been great at managing their studios and making great successful software with them...
 

Ringten

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Not really in the favour of buying existing studios, but I guess they gotta keep up with/stay ahead of the comptetition.

Kojima/ Bluepoint/ Insomniac make sense. They have a had a good history with them. Although insomniac does pride itself being independent , they have made fantastic exclusive IPs (ratchet and clank, spiderman)
 

harSon

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I would love for them to beef up their internal Japanese development capabilities, but in researching Japanese studios not already under a parent company - I realized that there's honestly not much out there :(
 

Karish

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Oct 25, 2017
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Giant company wants to hire M&A help is not news. People need to chill. Sony WILL buy multiple companies in the next 5 years, but this means nothing.
 

Carn

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I'm a bit torn about exclusives. One on hand, it's not really 'consumer friendly' since they're often locked to a single platform. On the other hand, exclusives are important to a brand and should be system sellers, often resulting in games that really try to push the medium to a new level.
 

Sonicfan059

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Shuhei Yoshida recently visited Housemarque and Remedy.

One of the Insomniac guys was visiting PlayStation in San Francisco and referred to it as the "mothership".

Seems pretty random.
That’s pretty interesting but why would they want Housemarque? Didn’t they recently give up on arcade style games?


Microsoft doesn't bother me too much. I feel like if Sony let them Microsoft would pump out games to the PlayStation, but Sony bothers me a whole lot because they don't even like Crossplay.
Really? Sony did crossplay since PS2 and still have more crossplay games.
 

Barrel Cannon

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I spoke to a Gamestop employee and heard that the rumor is that it might be Microsoft Game Studios. He says that he's an insider so I think this is real guys/gals
 

Mikey Jr.

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I really hope a 3rd party acquisition war hasn't started. Would suck if MS and Sony start snapping a bunch of devs up.
I agree.
I'm ok with getting a dev that pretty much only makes games for your platform. Then its ok.

But getting one that makes multiplats and making them exclusive is kind of a dick move.

But then again, these devs usually agree to this, so I dunno.
 

Pennywise

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Oct 25, 2017
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Shuhei Yoshida recently visited Housemarque and Remedy.

One of the Insomniac guys was visiting PlayStation in San Francisco and referred to it as the "mothership".

Seems pretty random.
It's not random. It's where the US headquarters are located.

Also visiting Remedy when you're already close by and visit Housemarque isn't exactly suprising either. Who knows, could be just another collab with XDEV on the Housemarque title or they're publishing it and Yoshida is just checking.

It's really non-news unless there is actually concrete evidence or rumors are start popping up.

This is just random guessing.
 
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Sigh. Just like with Microsoft, I really don’t like studios getting gobbled up and stopping millions of players from getting to play games.

Of course, sometimes, those studios wouldn’t be able to afford to make the game, yadayadayada... but, lame.
 
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The Ocean
Wasn’t this job advertised last year or at least a similar one
 

FSavage

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm joking about Sony acquiring Square lol. But yeah Square did say that they had some sort of special partnership with Sony during the end of their E3 conference. Have no idea what that partnership entails.
Partnering with PlayStation Productions to bring us the new blockbuster movie from an SE IP, Spirits Within 2!

:-p
 

PersianPrince

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Why are so many people these days opposed to exclusives or studio acquisitions? Im actually curious.

I would love to have more first party games from Sony.