Do you think Microsoft would buy out Respawn

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1 year ago#1
Especially if Titanfall does well and they want it to remain exclusive on their platforms? I would think that since Microsoft doesn't have that many first party developers that they'd probably buy some out.
1 year ago#2
It wouldn't make much sense to buy a developer that is brand new, and only has one IP. If MS were to buy a new studio they should buy a more established one, not a one trick pony so to speak.
1 year ago#3
If it does well I doubt EA will want to sell Respawn.
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1 year ago#4
Microsoft doesn't want to hurt relations with EA. This isn't happening. EA is banking on this being a huge IP for them for years.
1 year ago#5
Im hoping they do buy them out.
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1 year ago#6
Only if Respawn wants to be bought off. I think the IP's don't even belong to Respawn itself but the two guys in charge of Respawn have all the rights to the game.
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1 year ago#7
dementedlullaby posted...
If it does well I doubt EA will want to sell Respawn.


EA doesnt own respawn.
1 year ago#8
lunaticcore posted...
Microsoft doesn't want to hurt relations with EA. This isn't happening. EA is banking on this being a huge IP for them for years.


If MS wanted to keep Titanfall exclusive they could start negotiations w/ respawn just to get EA to agree to keeping Titanfall exclusive to Xbox.

Make them choose, not coerce them, between keeping Tianfall exclusive for reimbursement or losing Titanfall completely.

I doubt they'd do that though.
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1 year ago#9
krystyla posted...
lunaticcore posted...
Microsoft doesn't want to hurt relations with EA. This isn't happening. EA is banking on this being a huge IP for them for years.


If MS wanted to keep Titanfall exclusive they could start negotiations w/ respawn just to get EA to agree to keeping Titanfall exclusive to Xbox.

Make them choose, not coerce them, between keeping Tianfall exclusive for reimbursement or losing Titanfall completely.

I doubt they'd do that though.


This already happened but other way around. MS paid EA a bunch of money to keep titanfall off other consoles. Respawn was not happy about that.
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1 year ago#10
ArkonBlade posted...
krystyla posted...
lunaticcore posted...
Microsoft doesn't want to hurt relations with EA. This isn't happening. EA is banking on this being a huge IP for them for years.


If MS wanted to keep Titanfall exclusive they could start negotiations w/ respawn just to get EA to agree to keeping Titanfall exclusive to Xbox.

Make them choose, not coerce them, between keeping Tianfall exclusive for reimbursement or losing Titanfall completely.

I doubt they'd do that though.


This already happened but other way around. MS paid EA a bunch of money to keep titanfall off other consoles. Respawn was not happy about that.


I don't remember them being unhappy about it but as it is common w/ rumours the content is up for interpretation.
Imho it would be more likely annoy them the decision went over their head and if they have a deal of money per game sold even more so, but I can't really imagine they were cut out of the negotiations.
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