Whilst I don't think this is necessarily true, a difference in reception isn't exactly surprising. Whilst both platform holders have had blunders, closures etc, Microsoft's track record of IP, studio and exclusives management in recent years has been especially poor, notably in comparison to Sony and Nintendo. Whether you look at the decline of Halo, Gears, Crackdown, exclusives like Sea of Thieves, certain other titles, Fable, Rare as a whole, Lionhead, Scalebound and so on, and then compare to Sony or Nintendo's recent exclusives and output, it's little wonder many have so much more confidence in Sony's management of studios and IP over Microsoft's.
TakeTwo (TT) under Sony means a lot of people (Xbox gamers) are potentially pushed to invest in a Sony platform in order to play TT games, but games that ultimately are still likely to be really high quality (potentially also with less aggressive microtransactions or GaaS emphasis). A TT under Microsoft however might lend to a greater chance of TT putting out worse quality games altogether, which to many is potentially worse.
That and lots more people own a PS4 over an Xbox One in the first place, hence another reason there could be less pushback to one over the other.
What's the sense of buying Activision Blizzard?
C’mon now, most people, myself included, are saying it’s pure bullshit and others are saying how bad it’ll be.
You know what the tone would be. It would be pure outrage. Religion, gaming and politics. They have a lot in common. People come to a conclusion regardless of facts and fight hard to justify their beliefs.
No? It's not that easy to turn such an enormous amount of investment into liquid assets, which is what Sony is basically offering. This is how "cashing out" works.
Since 2016, every single Microsoft game has released for PC. They are 100% dedicated to supporting PC, or more specifically Windows, as a platform. This is the difference between Sony and Microsoft in the context of potentially purchasing a company which shepherds some very beloved PC gaming series. Microsoft have a vested interest in games coming to Windows. Sony does not. Sony seems to go out of their way to prevent and/or delay games coming to Windows when they have the power to do so. They are in the business of trying to sell Sony consoles, after all -- although changing market conditions may drive them to be more flexible in future.
R* is the reason i didnt believe this for a second. you can’t put the $ they put into games to only sell on one platform.
I think it's largely because Microsoft has been pushing more and more towards play anywhere, so their games are going to be on PC too. So even if they don't give a shit about XBox, those games will still be playable to them so they're unaffected.
This was my immediate emotional response.
Allegedly the guy outright send out an email in which he stated that he heard Sony is in advanced board level discussions to acquire Take Two. There's some huge BS going on herehttps://www.ign.com/articles/2019/03/13/everyone-is-freaking-out-about-an-unfounded-rumor-of-sony-acquiring-take-two
"Speaking with IGN, Michael Pachter, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, said of this potential purchase "I think it’s highly unlikely and so does my trader," referring to Kulina who was originally misquoted. According to Pachter, there was "chatter" among trading desks trying to determine why Take-Two's stock had risen, and this idea of a potential purchase was one such idea thrown around. But it wasn't coming from a concrete source despite MarketWatch's original citation of it. "
So basically someone saw take two stock rise and wondered what the reason for it was and pulled things out of their asses?
What's the implication here?
this thread is funny as fuck
More likely the email is legit and he personally considers that when he says "unconfirmed no source" it allows him to repeat any sort of hearsay without any responsibility.