Analyst - "One of my favorite studios, Tokyo-based FromSoftware, is currently rumored to be an M&A candidate for Sony."

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According to a new report posted by popular gaming analyst and insider Dr. Serkan Toto who is also the CEO of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games, From Software is rumored to be M&A (merger and acquisition) candidate by Sony. He goes on to give us a rundown of the company’s history, with dates back to 1986 when it started as a B2B software developer. One of its projects was a pig-feeding management program, and that is quite a unique background despite the trend being quite common in Japanese Studios.

 

Buggy Loop

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Fuck off. Seeing how they treated Bloodborne support, everyone would lose.
 
So, another candidate to the list.
Sony:
SE, Capcom, TrolljimaPro, FromSoftware, konami's IPs.
What are next acquisition rumors form MS?
 

GHG

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Fuck off. Seeing how they treated Bloodborne support, everyone would lose.

And yet more recently Demon's Souls was stellar.

But I'll ask, what was wrong with the support? I played it on PS4 day one and it was one of the best gaming experiences the generation had to offer.

If you're talking about the lack of a remaster/BC upgrade since then then I'm in agreement but if you're talking about the game as it was at the time? Nah, give me more.
 

GHG

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I don't want to have to buy a PlayStation console for FromSoft games. =/
It would also suck to wait for release on PC, and I can see them doing timed or full exclusivity toward EGS....

They have never and will never do this, I don't know why people keep on saying this nonsense. Every single one of their games published on PC has launched day one on multiple storefronts (the only exception being Predator, and they've even talked about that). It's outlined in their PC strategy in previous earnings calls if you care to listen/read.
 
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Docwiz2

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If this is true, it just goes to show how reactionary Sony is and why they have no vision.

They only want to purchase FROM software because of their big Elden Ring hit.....

I know a lot of you love Sony, but they really turn me off. Not because they want to purchase FROM Software, but because they are so out of touch and have no serious vision on what they really want.
They just react because Microsoft is buying studios, so they go buying studios, Elden Ring was huge, so they want to have more sales...

It's really just all about this $$$$$$. No real passion, no real vision... They just are looking for the next big hit to pull in more $$$$$$$.
 
If this is true, it just goes to show how reactionary Sony is and why they have no vision.

They only want to purchase FROM software because of their big Elden Ring hit.....

I know a lot of you love Sony, but they really turn me off. Not because they want to purchase FROM Software, but because they are so out of touch and have no serious vision on what they really want.
They just react because Microsoft is buying studios, so they go buying studios, Elden Ring was huge, so they want to have more sales...

It's really just all about this $$$$$$. No real passion, no real vision... They just are looking for the next big hit to pull in more $$$$$$$.
Now say it without crying.
 

Docwiz2

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NOTE: This is NOT a troll post, but how I really feel. I am sorry if I am getting on people's nerves here, but I have to tell it like I see it.


I mean is Sony who the entire industry really needs at this point????

1) No vision for their gaming division
2) No Passion for gaming
3) Just going to buy studios to do service games to make a lot more $$$$$$
4) Microtransactions just to make a lot more $$$$$$$$
5) Everything Sony does is to make money, this is what they are really chasing. They are not trying to help the consumers, it's just $$$$$$
6) $70 dollar games on PS5. GT7 has more trees, is that really worth a tax??? More $$$$$$$$$$$$

I am not trying to make people angry here, but I just need to get this off my chest...

Is Sony really needed in the gaming industry anymore? If so why????
 
If this is true, it just goes to show how reactionary Sony is and why they have no vision.

They only want to purchase FROM software because of their big Elden Ring hit.....

I know a lot of you love Sony, but they really turn me off. Not because they want to purchase FROM Software, but because they are so out of touch and have no serious vision on what they really want.
They just react because Microsoft is buying studios, so they go buying studios, Elden Ring was huge, so they want to have more sales...

It's really just all about this $$$$$$. No real passion, no real vision... They just are looking for the next big hit to pull in more $$$$$$$.
This can't be a serious post.

NOTE: This is NOT a troll post, but how I really feel. I am sorry if I am getting on people's nerves here, but I have to tell it like I see it.


I mean is Sony who the entire industry really needs at this point????

1) No vision for their gaming division
2) No Passion for gaming
3) Just going to buy studios to do service games to make a lot more $$$$$$
4) Microtransactions just to make a lot more $$$$$$$$
5) Everything Sony does is to make money, this is what they are really chasing. They are not trying to help the consumers, it's just $$$$$$
6) $70 dollar games on PS5. GT7 has more trees, is that really worth a tax??? More $$$$$$$$$$$$

I am not trying to make people angry here, but I just need to get this off my chest...

Is Sony really needed in the gaming industry anymore? If so why????
Oh wait.... you're doubling down. You are serious.
 
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They have never and will never do this, I don't know why people keep on saying this nonsense. Every single one of their games published on PC has launched day one on multiple storefronts. It's outlined in their PC strategy in previous earnings calls if you care to listen/read.

I'll check it out. But, then, there is still something else I have an issue with, but alas, it is my own issue with Sony.
 
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Docwiz2

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Now say it without crying.

Why would I cry??? It's the truth. I just don't see a need for PlayStation in this industry anymore and it has nothing to do with this purchase.

PlayStation was at it's best when Xbox was dead, now PlayStation just looks best at third party. I mean look at Bungie, it's just more $$$$ for them...

Protip kid: Sony doesn't care about you, they care about your money. You are nothing for them but just dollar bills.

You are basically their whore....
 

Docwiz2

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Do I think that one game is worth a big purchase? No

Capcom is what I would buy if I could. Makes more sense and has more IP than just one game.
 
NOTE: This is NOT a troll post, but how I really feel. I am sorry if I am getting on people's nerves here, but I have to tell it like I see it.
Melodramatic much?
I mean is Sony who the entire industry really needs at this point????
WAT? Are you in drugs?

1) No vision for their gaming division
WAT?
2) No Passion for gaming
WAT?
3) Just going to buy studios to do service games to make a lot of more $$$$$
this industry is not charity
4) Microtransactions just to make a lot more $$$$$$$$
You don't say.

5) Everything Sony does is to make money, this is what they are really chasing. They are not trying to help the consumers, it's just $$$$$$
$$$$$$ money talks baby.

6) $70 dollar games on PS5. GT7 has more trees, is that really worth a tax??? More $$$$$$$$$$$$
Yes baby.

I am not trying to make people angry here, but I just need to get this off my chest...
I mean.go outside and touch some grass. Cuz your arguments are pretty dumb.

Is Sony really needed in the gaming industry anymore? If so why????
Take your pills.
 
Why would I cry??? It's the truth. I just don't see a need for PlayStation in this industry anymore and it has nothing to do with this purchase.

PlayStation was at it's best when Xbox was dead, now PlayStation just looks best at third party. I mean look at Bungie, it's just more $$$$ for them...

Protip kid: Sony doesn't care about you, they care about your money. You are nothing for them but just dollar bills.

You are basically their whore....
Are you 12?.
 

remember_spinal

Gold Member
NOTE: This is NOT a troll post, but how I really feel. I am sorry if I am getting on people's nerves here, but I have to tell it like I see it.


I mean is Sony who the entire industry really needs at this point????

1) No vision for their gaming division
2) No Passion for gaming
3) Just going to buy studios to do service games to make a lot more $$$$$$
4) Microtransactions just to make a lot more $$$$$$$$
5) Everything Sony does is to make money, this is what they are really chasing. They are not trying to help the consumers, it's just $$$$$$
6) $70 dollar games on PS5. GT7 has more trees, is that really worth a tax??? More $$$$$$$$$$$$

I am not trying to make people angry here, but I just need to get this off my chest...

Is Sony really needed in the gaming industry anymore? If so why????

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PlayStation is the most overrated gaming company in the space....
Ok.
I'm not 12 kid. I have been playing video games before you were born. 1975 is when I started playing video games.
And you write like this? And you communicate your ideas in this way?...Yikes...that's sad.


PlayStation is vastly overrated today. God Of War is nice, but nothing that can't be done elsewhere.
Ok.
 
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