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PlayStation is also hiring for a manager to identify potential acquisition opportunities.

Draugoth

Gold Member



Sony is seeking a director to help it make acquisitions and investments in other companies in the games industry.

The Director of Corporate Development listing, based in Sony’s California office, says the successful applicant will be mainly involved in identifying potential future acquisition and investment targets.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) seeks a highly qualified Director, Corporate Development. SIE’s Corporate Development Team works closely with SIE’s management team and is responsible for identifying inorganic growth opportunities through acquisitions, investments or joint ventures,” the ad reads.

“The team sources, evaluates and completes transactions that are aligned with SIE’s strategic priorities and drive significant long-term value for the company.
 

Kokoloko85

Member
You need to hire someone to find potential acquisitions…. Lagging.

By the time Sony buy someone it will-probably be nihon falcon and everyone else would be bought lol
 

Midn1ght

Member
Here's the plan folks: Let's imagine for a moment that Playstation and Nintendo had sex together...

Confused Steve Urkel GIF


I present to you: THE PLAYSTATION SWITCH !!

boom smile GIF


I can start tomorrow.
 

Faithless83

Banned
No one is buying SE, Capcom or Konami.
I believe this won't age well.
The whole "restructure" thing and the 300M value in particular, add that up to the deals on FFXVI, Forspoken and other games being PS first.

What about the "big news Greg said will blow people away"? Acquisitions take time and probably this move will make it easier to avoid the AB+MS acquisition problems.
 
I believe this won't age well.
The whole "restructure" thing and the 300M value in particular, add that up to the deals on FFXVI, Forspoken and other games being PS first.

What about the "big news Greg said will blow people away"? Acquisitions take time and probably this move will make it easier to avoid the AB+MS acquisition problems.


Yup, one thing to take away from these acquisitions. is that they are unpredictable, and we can all say they'll never happen. if you were to tell me after Ted price's comments about remaining independent years ago, that it would never happen. I'd agree, but now? huh I'm like all bets are off anyone is potentially up for grabs.
 

Mr Moose

Member
I think this is old news? I'll try and find the thread.
Edit: I thought it was within the last few months but can't find shit lol.
 
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I believe this won't age well.
The whole "restructure" thing and the 300M value in particular, add that up to the deals on FFXVI, Forspoken and other games being PS first.

What about the "big news Greg said will blow people away"? Acquisitions take time and probably this move will make it easier to avoid the AB+MS acquisition problems.
It's been aging just fine for years and I've been saying it for years.

People keep saying these big Japanese publishers are going to be purchased and every time it's another big western publisher.
 
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Insomniac is not a Japanese studios. And I'm pretty sure you're the only person surprised by Sony buying Insomniac.

Surprised? no but this is coming from Ted prices lips. for years sony had been trying to buy insomniac games. only to be turned down, in light of everything I'm not going to say that they are impossible to acquire. much more surprising things have happened before. like faithless said, your comment isn't going to age well in the long run.
 
Experts on GAF want to buy defunct Konami IPs and have 0 perspective.
Always cracks me up when nerds are really passionate about something but have no idea about how the business side of things work or about what “normies” actually care about.

Reminds me of the old Slashdot days when you’d read stuff like “Apple needs to make an iPhone Pro with physical keyboard, SD card slot, and replaceable battery, otherwise business will never adopt it!”
 

SSfox

Lies about why mods reply ban and warn me.
Hopefully somebody with brain that will get the job.

So if next Sony acquirement will be silly and nonsens, guess it's not Jimbo and Hermen that i should bash but that dude instead?
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
Hopefully somebody with brain that will get the job.

So if next Sony acquirement will be silly and nonsens, guess it's not Jimbo and Hermen that i should bash but that dude instead?
Nah Sony already has deals working prior to this!
 

Mr Moose

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Surprised? no but this is coming from Ted prices lips. for years sony had been trying to buy insomniac games. only to be turned down, in light of everything I'm not going to say that they are impossible to acquire. much more surprising things have happened before. like faithless said, your comment isn't going to age well in the long run.
Feel free to bump it when one of those big 3 Japanese publishers are purchased. Until then, I'll keep bring right and you guys will keep saying they're about to be purchased any day now.

Year after year after year.
 

GHG

Member
Do people not realise all large companies have a team of M&A specialists working for them? Even if they don't then they will get one of the large consultancies to help them out.

This isn't news.
 

Faithless83

Banned
Yup, one thing to take away from these acquisitions. is that they are unpredictable, and we can all say they'll never happen. if you were to tell me after Ted price's comments about remaining independent years ago, that it would never happen. I'd agree, but now? huh I'm like all bets are off anyone is potentially up for grabs.
Been saying for a while now, this gen will be the gen of exclusives. Some like Sony and Nintendo are doing their share, MS will buy their share. Problem is, since AB and Bethesda deals, Sony will have to make some moves to preserve their exclusives.
It's been aging just fine for years and I've been saying it for years.

People keep saying these big Japanese publishers are going to be purchased and every time it's another big western publisher.
After AB, I'm not so sure anymore.
 

Flutta

My tears. Exclusive to gamepass. Forever.
Sony being slow per usual. Didnt they already try to hire someone for that position not long ago?
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
Can GAF be hired as a collective?

I'm sure our resume would more than exceed Sony's expectations for the position.
You know what experience is ? Experience is not being on a forum writing whatever comes to your mind and going into off topic with side arguments.
I know I did not made a joke...
 
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