But that's just like a permanent position a company would have. We have a similar position at the company I work at. For all we know they just had someone promoted or that left the company.
What are you talking about? Sony is releasing more than that on average, even this year with it being a down year. Yes games take time. But with as many studios as Ms owns now they should be able to get 4 games released per year.It’s way worse, way way worse. I’d honestly not mind if acqusitions are made organically and done in a manner that focuses on studios with deep historic working relationships with the platform holder. For example, Sony acquiring Bluepoint makes sense to me since 80% of their output has been exclusive to Sony consoles.
Looking at their studios and figuring out what we’re going to see given that head of Xbox studios wants one game released for GP every 3 months isn’t difficult. It doesn’t sound like something structured around investing in making prolific single player games that do and should take at least 2-3 years to produce, but just having something - anything - that fills that space in the fiscal year.
Quantic Dream was already bought.
FROM too :p
It wouldn't be hard at all to get a game released every 3 months. It's basically what they already do most years. The hardest part will just be logistically spacing them out so you don't get a barren spell with nothing then 2-3 coming out in a 3-4 month gap.
There are getting any because From was already purchased years ago.
Well large companies always look to make mergers/acquisitions. It's a normal part of capitalism. I just don't think them posting this position now would imply they are currently in the middle of acquiring someone. You would want the position filled to handle a merger or acquisition when it happens. You wouldn't necessarily hire someone at the same time to handle it. It's usually managed by someone already in house.
Sony's main goal is making money. What you are saying is an over simplification of their goals. They could make more money by releasing some games on other platforms while keeping a core set of defining games on their own platforms. I'm not saying they should release Uncharted on PC. But there are certain games that would work well on PC. They are definitely testing the waters with Detroit.
NetEase bought a share of them https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/quantic-dream-netease-investment-1203120766/
Because companies like Konami rarely sell their IP's. For years there were rumours of Sony buying Crash and Spyro from Activision but it never happened cause Activision didn't want to sell.
That's not really an acquisition by definition. Sony didn't acquire SE when they had shares.NetEase bought a share of them https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/quantic-dream-netease-investment-1203120766/
See reply. Not an acquisition.
Remedy Entertainment is certainly a talented studio. The biggest issue with them, and it's something they're self-aware about and seemingly restructured their company to rectify, is that they can have some pretty long development cycles. If they get that under control, then they're an absolute world class developer. Having said that, if Sony is truly acquiring studios, would you really want it to be Remedy Entertainment. What is Remedy best at? 3rd person narrative action games, and Sony is already overflowing with developers who do just that.
Meanwhile Microsoft will be making extra millions upon millions from PC players who would never buy games on Xbox or Playstation. Who seems smarter?
Nintendo and Sony seem to be doing well with real exclusives. Regardless PS Now will be an option for those consumers that are not in the console market.
Okokok, maybe I didn't get the part about Sony walking out on the SE stage right... but the rest of it! ;)*puts on thinking cap*
Sony skips E3, freeing up their slot
Square Enix takes their slot
Sony looking to make some acquisitions and some "sources" seem to hint that Sony may have done one.
Well, I think it's only logical to conclude that Sony has purchased Square Enix and will walk out on "their" stage at E3 to announce it in the megatons to end all megaton.
The logic is undeniable
This is such a stupid argument! Meanwhile Konami is making millions on Pachinko machines, maybe Sony should also do that?
Remind me. Why do we think he is an insider? Didn’t he get proven wrong a bunch double down then disappear?
But my uncle at MS said they are buying Kirby for 1 billions dollars
Combine this post with mine on what this job posting actually means. Temp job to integrate.
This was in response to as someone else described "prolific single-player games" not just any game.
I'm talking about leaving money on the table by ignoring the platform, and this is your best argument against it?
Why do you said this? Any links to said rumors on acquisition?
Just a completely ass-pulled guess I came up with one night when I was bored ;)
Oh ok. That's cool. Interesting view on things.Just a completely ass-pulled guess I came up with one night when I was bored ;)
There're PLENTY of smaller devs that Sony are closer to that would be more likely candidates for acquisition (Bluepoint, Koji Pro, Insomniac, Supermassive...) but I guess if you had to name one massive publisher out of all of them that they would be more likely to purchase, I guess Square Enix is probably it. They've been very close with Sony for years, and from what I've learned online Sony helped them out financially in the early 2000's when they really needed it, then Sony sold the ~18% they owned in SE back in 2014 when Sony as a whole was still in recovery mode. Sony's in a far better financial situation now, so I guess anything's possible?
But in the end, it's still just a guess pulled from my ass mostly cause SE took Sony's E3 conference spot, lol.