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User Info: ImInTHIS

ImInTHIS
4 weeks ago#1
https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/11/e3-2018-heres-what-happened-to-every-studio-microsoft-has-bought

Of the 10 studios we profiled that Microsoft has acquired over the past 20 years, five have been closed, two are still around but separated, and three are still active members of the Microsoft family

FASA STUDIOS
Founded: 1995
Bought by Microsoft: 1999
Status: Closed in 2007

BUNGIE
Founded: 1991
Bought by Microsoft: 2000
Status: Alive, but Separated

DIGITAL ANVIL
Founded: 1996
Bought By Microsoft: 2000
Status: Closed in 2006

ENSEMBLE
Founded: 1995
Bought by Microsoft: 2001
Status: Closed in 2008

RARE
Founded: 1985
Bought By Microsoft: 2002
Status: Alive

LIONHEAD STUDIOS
Founded: 1997
Bought By Microsoft: 2006
Status: Closed in 2016

BIGPARK
Founded: 2007
Bought By Microsoft: 2009
Status: Alive

TWISTED PIXEL GAMES
Founded: 2006
Bought By Microsoft: 2011
Status: Alive but Separated

PRESS PLAY
Founded: 2006
Bought By Microsoft: 2012
Status: Closed in 2016

MOJANG
Founded: 2009
Bought By Microsoft: 2014
Status: Alive

User Info: EvilGiygas

EvilGiygas
4 weeks ago#2
Why so many Microsoft topics on the PS4 board? This is insane.
"All games should be playable by all people without practicing or learning things" - skermac

User Info: Raul_Orzabal

Raul_Orzabal
4 weeks ago#3
That doesn't exactly mean they fired everyone, just that they were reassigned or merged into other teams.
For more information please reread.

User Info: SiLVeR_420

SiLVeR_420
4 weeks ago#4
K.

User Info: SiLVeR_420

SiLVeR_420
4 weeks ago#5
EvilGiygas posted...
Why so many Microsoft topics on the PS4 board? This is insane.
The Zenimax buy opened the salt gates.

User Info: ImInTHIS

ImInTHIS
4 weeks ago#6
SiLVeR_420 posted...
The Zenimax buy opened the salt gates.


What does salt have to do with the well being of bought companies? The same can be said for companies like Bioware bought by EA.

User Info: harley2280

harley2280
4 weeks ago#7
EvilGiygas posted...
Why so many Microsoft topics on the PS4 board? This is insane.

They really wanna circle jerk with each other so they can feel superior on the internet because they have sad home lives.
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User Info: mashu

mashu
4 weeks ago#8
EvilGiygas posted...
Why so many Microsoft topics on the PS4 board? This is insane.

A man who never eats pork buns is never a whole man!

User Info: ju_mu

ju_mu
4 weeks ago#9
In defense of lionhead most of thier problems stemmed from peter molyneux opening his big mouth and overpromising rather then any microsoft interferance. Im sure lionhead would have just as many problems under sony because mr molyneux is that kind of developer.
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User Info: NecroFoul99

NecroFoul99
4 weeks ago#10
It seems like an entirely different market today with Microsoft in an entirely different position.

MS buying Rare then for the reasons they had, I doubt it's the same mindset today with what they're doing.

One thing seems sure, it's still going to be awhile before Rare fans forgive them.
If you have to lie to make your point, then you're just a liar who has no point.
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