- Feb 5, 2013
oh god, a From Software bidding war will not be good for anyone. especially sony. MS has shown that they dont give a shit about budgets and will probably pay $2-3 billion for From. i have a feeling Elden Ring will be the next Skyrim or the next witcher. it will be a 25 million seller easily.More games and less anime please
I would buy Blupoint, Remedy, Team Kojima, From Software, and Konami IP if I were them and they were on the table to buy
they don’t need a huge publisher, just selectively intelligent purchases
Sony do need to lock up Bluepoint and Kojima. I dont think Kojima will be a good fit at Microsoft, and Sony is probably the only publisher besides MS who are willing to give him complete autonomy. He needs to realize this and sell his company and his services. my guess is he knows that if he releases another big AAA game that actually sells this time, his studio could sell for hundreds of millions. So he might be waiting for a bigger paycheck 5 years from now.
Remedy is not worth the money imo. They are like Ninja Theory, talented but just dont have the talent to put out a TLOU or GoW quality title. Control makes a helluva first impression but it fizzles half way through the campaign and ends with a whimper. it felt like an indie single player campaign towards the end. QB and Alan Wake were a snoozefest despite great production values.
I think Sony needs to save those millions and go on a massive hiring spree within Sony santa monica and ND. Give Cory a 300 person team. Have someone else make Gow2 with another 300 person team. They need to find the next cory. the next Neil druckmann. the next kojima. sucker punch cannot take 6 more years to make another game. make them a two team studio as well. sony bend with a 100 employees clearly isnt enough. they need to be a 300 person team at the very least.
and its gonna cost them tens of millions to add new hires vs hundreds of millions acquiring third party companies. if not billions if they get into a bidding war with MS.