- Jun 2, 2012
They could probably get Bluehole. I don’t think EA or Valve are feasible though
Microsoft trying to buy valve would be interesting, due to its cross platform support.
Microsoft buying EA sounds good as I don't think EA can get any worse.
releasing something is not better then nothing if the something in question turns out to be a poor imitation of the original...
I pretty much agree.
well, he's already a billionaire he's got everything he needs for the rest of his life. he doesn't want to sell out to M$ but anything can happen untill both sides shut this talk down.You mean the guy who stopped making games the exact nanosecond he found a way to make swimming pools of money doing literally anything else wouldn't decide to sell his company for several billion dollars?
Not exactly. it' doesn't have to be the greatest game ever. but it still needs to be 9.0 good.Well, I disagree to an extent. That said, Microsoft makes some pretty decent games from their first party studios.
A half decent Half-life 3 is better than no half life 3
You forgot the /s.
Can anyone name a single consumer focused hardware or software product that got better after MS acquired it? No, no you can't. Because everything Microsoft touches .. dies.
Good point.... I don't play it, but I read that Minecraft hasn't been terrible since getting acquired.
If Microsoft buys Valve, what's to say they don't get rid of Gabe?
Crytek would be a similar situation but aren’t they already in some kind of deal wit Amazon and Lumberyard - that would probably sink that, and Crytek isn’t quite as prolific as Epic has been.
CD Project Red would be a good studio to shoot for if you are looking for a proven developer with some good IP. (I would hate it if it happened though). CCP wouldn’t be a bad thought either. If you wanted to really think outside the box - Cloud Imperium would be a very good pursuit for Microsoft. I bet you could pick up the remnants of 38 Studios for pennies on the dollar, and they had a decent IP going before they ran afoul.
You forgot the /s.
Can anyone name a single consumer focused company, service, hardware or software product that got better after MS acquired it? No, no you can't.
Because everything Microsoft touches .. dies.