So, Who bought Atlus?

#417lightsXIIIPosted 9/5/2013 5:47:07 AM
ITT: Contracts do not exist therefore whoever buys Atlus, they would not be able to finish their games that's being developed on other consoles.
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#42FayeLadyPosted 9/5/2013 5:59:33 AM
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Sigh....if nintendo buys atlus, then that 3rd party developer becomes a first party developer, which doesn't fix the problem you pointed out.

Atlus has almost no hd experience, and nintendo would be paying a high premium for atlus. Makes sense why they wouldn't buy. You don't buy high.


My point is that nintendo wouldn't have had to rely on third parties as much if they had gotten atlus.

Imagine if nintendo bought sega. They're almost as big as nintendo themselves and have a ton of IPs. Combined with their own franchises, nintendo wouldn't really need all that much more third party support.


Sega would never do something stupid like that. Neither is Atlus. They both know they got it goin with their great IPs and will never become owned by a first party.

They already make exclusives without having to be bought out. got to remember that.


Atlus doesn't have a choice in who buys them. Their parent company is going out of business, they will be sold to whoever offers the most money.


This is not true. While its being called bankruptcy in the west, the reorganization Index is undergoing does allow the parent company to select whom it will sell its assets to. This allows them to select the best home for each property, not simply sell to the highest bidder in capital.


METALINGUS5150 posted...
http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/sony-creates-party-production-deliver-great-games/

Atlus is on a list of developers who are creating exclusive 3rd party content for playstation platforms.
Whoever bought Atlus, it wasn't Nintendo.


I think that is the incorrect take away from that article. It might support Atlus being independent, but the bigger deal is Sony creating a Justice League of Game publishers.
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#43Sad_FacePosted 9/5/2013 6:08:30 AM
From: OmegaDL50 | #039
And yet in that same link, Square-Enix, Sega, and Level-5 are listed as "2nd Party Studios" for Nintendo which is blatantly FALSE.


When you are a second party studio, it means you have contract work with the another company to develop a game in their name. Nintendo doesn't own Gamefreak yet Gamefreak develops the Pokemon main series in Nintendo's name. Same with Platinum Games and Wonderful 101, and Square Enix and Mario Hoops 3DS (basketball game).
#44MirageStrikerPosted 9/5/2013 6:10:28 AM
To give an answer, I think the group who would buy Index/Atlus would probably be J Trust because right now they have the money to toss around at the moment. So It might be them.
#45OmegaDL50Posted 9/5/2013 6:14:47 AM
Sad_Face posted...
From: OmegaDL50 | #039
And yet in that same link, Square-Enix, Sega, and Level-5 are listed as "2nd Party Studios" for Nintendo which is blatantly FALSE.


When you are a second party studio, it means you have contract work with the another company to develop a game in their name. Nintendo doesn't own Gamefreak yet Gamefreak develops the Pokemon main series in Nintendo's name. Same with Platinum Games and Wonderful 101, and Square Enix and Mario Hoops 3DS (basketball game).


There is however a difference between contractual obligations between two companies on an agreement and claiming the company you are working with owns you because of 2nd party works associated.

It's this very thing alphaphantomadv tried to do makes the statement he made false.
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#46HayashiTakaraPosted 9/5/2013 6:15:20 AM
No one has heard correctly, don't listen to anyone that claims to know or have heard. Nothing has been announced on who purchased Atlus.
#47MirageStrikerPosted 9/5/2013 6:16:30 AM
That is the thing. No one really knows...We can guess but it hasn't been announced at all.
#48AsuirPosted 9/5/2013 6:18:36 AM
Sony and Nintendo weren't bidding on Atlus. Sega and Microsoft, however, were.
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#49MirageStrikerPosted 9/5/2013 6:21:46 AM
Asuir posted...
Sony and Nintendo weren't bidding on Atlus. Sega and Microsoft, however, were.


You know the Microsoft rumor was a fake right? Hell the topic it was announced in was a Rick Roll for goodness sake and I would believe that Nintendo not trying would be a bit silly
#50HayashiTakaraPosted 9/5/2013 6:27:38 AM
Asuir posted...
Sony and Nintendo weren't bidding on Atlus. Sega and Microsoft, however, were.


Can't believe someone actually believe this.