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June 11th, 2018, 10:22
What's up here? Microsoft on the warpath ?

It appears Microsoft purchased the maker of We happy Few and a bunch of other developers at E3 ?
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https://www.polygon.com/e3/2018/6/10…ios-exclusives
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I hope they don't require all these folks to become ms store exclusive. This reminds me when the yankees use to go around destroying other baseball teams by acquiring all the key players of their opponents every year.
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June 11th, 2018, 14:46
It's 5 studios to be closed soon as happened with Ensemble.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensemble_Studios
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June 11th, 2018, 15:31
Damn - Ninja Theory is among them. I liked their work.
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June 11th, 2018, 15:40
Well, We Happy Few is being displayed on GoG store. The article says "That title is being published by Gearbox for both Xbox One, Windows and PlayStation 4; it’s unclear if Microsoft’s acquisition will change those plans."

I can clearly say those plans won't be changed, lest Microsoft got sued for contract break.
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June 11th, 2018, 16:41
Uggh, well, I doubt anything positive will come out of this news =xxx
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June 12th, 2018, 00:38
We Happy Few is grandfathered; the question is what happens with their next game… (hopefully the developer had a long term publishing contract with someone).

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Well, We Happy Few is being displayed on GoG store. The article says "That title is being published by Gearbox for both Xbox One, Windows and PlayStation 4; it’s unclear if Microsoft’s acquisition will change those plans."

I can clearly say those plans won't be changed, lest Microsoft got sued for contract break.
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June 12th, 2018, 03:02
Maybe they're not so happy anymore.
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June 13th, 2018, 19:06
I was suddenly reminded of what a leech is …
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June 13th, 2018, 19:34
That is an excellent term for Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Origins, and Ubijunk: leeches. All.
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June 14th, 2018, 00:52
Originally Posted by BoboTheMighty View Post
Maybe they're not so happy anymore.
I don't Git it?
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June 15th, 2018, 20:05
Play on We Happy Few.

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June 19th, 2018, 17:33
Makes sense for Ninja Theory though. Sony is doing very well with character driven, cinematic action games ( Naughty Dog, GOW, etc)…and that's something NT has been doing from the start. If they get additional funding and don't mess with production, we could get something good or better on Xbox/Pc.
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June 19th, 2018, 18:53
Ok this is where I am being pessimistic as it hasn't happen yet but I expect the games (like sony) to eventually become MS store exclusives because that is microsoft way. If they develop for linux or macos i expect MS to forbid it for future games. I expect …
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Naturally current games in late development or existing contracts will not see this happen so we shall have to wait and see but historically……

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Makes sense for Ninja Theory though. Sony is doing very well with character driven, cinematic action games ( Naughty Dog, GOW, etc)…and that's something NT has been doing from the start. If they get additional funding and don't mess with production, we could get something good or better on Xbox/Pc.
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June 19th, 2018, 18:58
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Naturally current games in late development or existing contracts will not see this happen so we shall have to wait and see but historically……
Old history, maybe. Now Microsoft is working hard to get Visual Studio working on Macs and Linux. SQL Server already does Linux.

The OS wars are over, it's all about Azure/Amazon/Whatever now.
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I git it! They are just a bunch of dogs on the warpath.
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