Rumors: Microsoft is considering the acquisition of EA, Valve and PUBG Corp
Unexpected information shared with the public authoritative game portal Polygon. Reliable source close to the Microsoft, told reporters that senior management Redmond corporation seriously considering acquiring companies EA, Valve and PUBG Corp. It sounds, to put it mildly, not very believable. But in light of the fact that the head of Microsoft gaming division, Phil Spencer has recently reported that the company plans to invest heavily in the acquisition of new studios - it may be that this rumor is close to reality.
have the game console Xbox One, there is one serious drawback: the lack of AAA-level exclusives, which is famous for PlayStation 4. This situation has developed because of the fact that Microsoft has an acute shortage of its own internal studios. Yes, there are such series as Halo and Forza Motorsport, but one they can not eat. And the players are well aware, are increasingly opting for the Sony console. And even the release of the most powerful console Xbox One X could not tip the scales to Microsoft, only briefly increased sales of their consoles.
The Redmond company has always been famous for the fact that acquired already fully formed studio, instead of opening new from scratch. However, very few bought Microsoft Studios have survived to the present day. Recall at least the legendary of Lionhead, which was closed in 2016, and created a series of MechWarrior FASA Studio, ceased to exist in 2007. List of purchased and "destroyed" Microsoft Studios can continue for a long time. However, there are also positive examples. The same Mojang, has created Minecraft, the corporation brings a lot of money today. Hard to say what will Microsoft's acquisition of such giants of the gaming industry, like Valve or EA. What can we say about the studio PUBG Corporation, Bluehole, Inc., created the hugely game Player's Unknown Battleground (PUBG), in which today spend their time tens of millions of players from hundreds of countries. Transactions of this level can pull a few billion dollars, but for Microsoft Corp. is not a problem, because its assets today amount to about $ 200 billion, and the annual net income of more than $ 10 billion.