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

    #1
    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

    #2
    What the...
     
  3. Silky

    Silky Member

    #3
    no fucking way

    ggooooodddddamn what a fucking grab that would be
     
  4. orochi91

    orochi91 Member

    #4
    Amazing.

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

    o k Member

    #5
    Someone at MS really wants Mass Effect back
     
  6. rebelcrusader

    rebelcrusader Member

    #6
    omg
     
  7. SFLUFAN

    SFLUFAN Member

    #7
    Microsoft shareholders would completely revolt at any announced EA acquisition plan.

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

    DarkLordMalik Member

    #8
    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

    #9
    Well that's one way to get more exclusive releases
     
  10. nib95

    nib95 Member

    #10
    Holy moly if true!!
     
  11. Shubh_C63

    Shubh_C63 Member

    #11
    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

    #12
    That'd be fucking funny.
     
  13. francium87

    francium87 Member

    #13
    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

    #14
    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

    #15
    EA would have to be hostile takeover, no other way.
     
  16. djplaeskool

    djplaeskool Member

    #16
    This just doesn't seem plausible.

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

    LordKano Member

    #17
    This absolutely shouldn't happen.
     
  18. dred

    dred Member

    #18
    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

    #19
    Freedom Fighters exclusively on xbone.
     
  20. Ja-

    Ja- Member

    #20
    uhhh yeah sure
     
  21. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    #21
    Holy shit if true.

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

    5taquitos Member

    #22
    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

    #23
    All those amazing IPs.

    Burnout revival, please~~~
     
  24. MisterShine

    MisterShine Member

    #24
    All MS sins forgiven, if that is the case.
     
  25. #25
    Really doubt EA would happen.
     
  26. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke Member

    #26
    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

    #27
    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

    #28
    Dead Space 4 xbox exlusive?
     
  29. Belvedere

    Belvedere Member

    #29
    XBL loot crate.
     
  30. BrickArts295

    BrickArts295 Member

    #30
    Well damn thats one way to turn the tables.
     
  31. Rychu

    Rychu Member Original Poster

    #31
    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

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  33. Madao

    Madao Member

    #33
    would this stop EA's dev kill streak?
     
  34. Saint-14

    Saint-14 Member

    #34
    What the hell? Can they even do that?
     
  35. Nirolak

    Nirolak Member

    #35
    This would pretty much only make sense if they were going third party.
     
  36. Dancrane212

    Dancrane212 Member

    #36
    SaveMassEffect™
     
  37. #37
    Madden and fifa on one console no way
     
  38. RF Switch

    RF Switch Member

    #38
    Wow
     
  39. EightBitNate

    EightBitNate Member

    #39
    Literally cutting EA's revenue stream in half if they make them exclusive.
     
  40. Terbinator

    Terbinator Member

    #40
    2 months early for this nonsense.

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

    Pixelbuster Member

    #41
    I will eat my hat if this actually happens
     
  42. Savitar

    Savitar Member

    #42
    That is insane to think about. *Looks at all the corporations and businesses Disney now owns* Hmmmm.
     
  43. Andy

    Andy Member

    #43
    Rumor based on one unnamed person. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
     
  44. Turkoop

    Turkoop Member

    #44
    WAD
     
  45. Yunyo

    Yunyo Member

    #45
    I really highly doubt this. The amount of money involved would be absurd.
     
  46. Eliseo

    Eliseo Member

    #46
    So MS is willing to pay 60+ Billions? I doubt it.
     
  47. predalien27

    predalien27 Member

    #47
    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

    #49
    I'm OK with this AAA sports games needs new blood instead of EA.
     
  50. linkboy

    linkboy Member

    #50
    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.