Polygon: Microsoft is looking into acquiring EA says reliable source close to Microsoft (and others)

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Rychu, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Rychu

    Rychu Member Original Poster

    Only bolding the EA one because it’s from a reliable source close to Microsoft (making it the most important and carries a lot more weight) while the other ones are “whispers”.

    Source: https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/29/16930892/xbox-one-exclusive-games-analysis-microsoft
  2. MWorldII

    MWorldII Member

    What the...
  3. Silky

    Silky Member

    no fucking way

    ggooooodddddamn what a fucking grab that would be
  4. orochi91

    orochi91 Member


    Purchase of the century, if true.
  5. o k

    o k Self Requested Ban Member

    Someone at MS really wants Mass Effect back
  6. rebelcrusader

    rebelcrusader Member


    SFLUFAN Member

    Microsoft shareholders would completely revolt at any announced EA acquisition plan.

    Methinks someone is pulling Polygon's leg a bit.
  8. DarkLordMalik

    DarkLordMalik Member

    So Xbox Game Pass makes more sense now since EA Access is its competitor. Microsoft might be aiming to the Netflix of games subscription.
  9. sir_crocodile

    sir_crocodile Member

    Well that's one way to get more exclusive releases
  10. nib95

    nib95 Member

    Holy moly if true!!
  11. Shubh_C63

    Shubh_C63 Member

    Wut ?
    I simply can't believe this. and how does this benefits EA like at all ?
    even if it does, the gains are minimal. They are already so huge. Top2.
  12. Calibro

    Calibro Member

    That'd be fucking funny.
  13. francium87

    francium87 Member

    I just want a baseball game on Xbox.
    If this is what it takes..

    As for other EA sports games:
    Madden on play anywhere would be huge for windows 10 store adoption
    FIFA is too lucrative to be made exclusive, but at least they could add higher graphic fidelity for xbox one x
    NBA Live could be put on game pass permenantly and forgo annual release
  14. HMM

    HMM Member

    Well that would be fucking massive (If FIFA were exclusive to Xbox it may have a chance to take Europe in the next gen) and would certainly go a long way towards solving Microsoft's lack of exclusives problem. (But I don't like many of EA's games so it wouldn't effect me very much.)

    Probably not going to happen though.
  15. Dust

    Dust Member

    EA would have to be hostile takeover, no other way.
  16. djplaeskool

    djplaeskool Member

    This just doesn't seem plausible.

    Maybe one of their subsidiary studios, I guess, but EA as a whole? Nah.
  17. LordKano

    LordKano Member

    This absolutely shouldn't happen.
  18. dred

    dred Member

    This would be absolutely terrible for the industry as a whole. Imagine games like Madden and FIFA only on Xbox/PC...
  19. norm9

    norm9 Member

    Freedom Fighters exclusively on xbone.
  20. Ja-

    Ja- Member

    uhhh yeah sure
  21. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    Holy shit if true.

    Would be hilarious as would get MS back into the competition easily.
  22. 5taquitos

    5taquitos Member

    Haha wut there's simply no way.

    Edit: lol to fucking Valve on that list too, someone's been smoking the good shit.
  23. orochi91

    orochi91 Member

    All those amazing IPs.

    Burnout revival, please~~~
  24. MisterShine

    MisterShine Banned Member

    All MS sins forgiven, if that is the case.
  25. #25
    Really doubt EA would happen.
  26. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke Member

    Before anyone asks - Fifa and co. would still be published on other systems - we saw with Minecraft what happened after a purchase.
    I can see it happening and MS focusing more on being a software publisher.
  27. Silky

    Silky Member

    I cannot see this happening unless EA was planning to bow out of the industry entirely. Like, I'm sure their fiscal year is pretty good thus far outside of the Battlefront shit

    (but goddamn Respawn would be saved from EA's fuckery)
  28. Strafer

    Strafer Member

    Dead Space 4 xbox exlusive?
  29. Belvedere

    Belvedere Member

    XBL loot crate.
  30. BrickArts295

    BrickArts295 Member

    Well damn thats one way to turn the tables.
  31. Rychu

    Rychu Member Original Poster

    Only because of controversy. I have no doubt Microsoft would make sure the games microtransactions aren’t too pushy if they owned EA.
  32. Spyder_Monkey

    Spyder_Monkey Member

  33. Madao

    Madao Member

    would this stop EA's dev kill streak?
  34. Saint-14

    Saint-14 Member

    What the hell? Can they even do that?
  35. Nirolak

    Nirolak Member

    This would pretty much only make sense if they were going third party.
  36. Dancrane212

    Dancrane212 Member

  37. #37
    Madden and fifa on one console no way
  38. RF Switch

    RF Switch Member

  39. EightBitNate

    EightBitNate Member

    Literally cutting EA's revenue stream in half if they make them exclusive.
  40. Terbinator

    Terbinator Member

    2 months early for this nonsense.

    Happy to take indefinite avatar bet if true.
  41. Pixelbuster

    Pixelbuster Member

    I will eat my hat if this actually happens
  42. Savitar

    Savitar Member

    That is insane to think about. *Looks at all the corporations and businesses Disney now owns* Hmmmm.
  43. Andy

    Andy Member

    Rumor based on one unnamed person. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
  44. Turkoop

    Turkoop Member

  45. Yunyo

    Yunyo Member

    I really highly doubt this. The amount of money involved would be absurd.
  46. Eliseo

    Eliseo Member

    So MS is willing to pay 60+ Billions? I doubt it.
  47. predalien27

    predalien27 Member

    If Titanfall becomes exclusive to Xbox again, guess I’ll have to finally pick one up.
  48. #48
    I wouldn’t blame them. They can bolster their exclusive lineup tremendously

    That said, I hope it doesn’t happen
  49. hechicero

    hechicero Member

    I'm OK with this AAA sports games needs new blood instead of EA.
  50. linkboy

    linkboy Member

    That would be crazy (even though I doubt it'll happen).

    I'd love to see how the NFL would react with the exclusive license.