Do you think Microsoft would buy out Respawn

#21krystylaPosted 2/11/2014 11:44:54 PM
AlexPuma posted...
I'm pretty certain the guys at Respawn didn't fight tooth and nail to leave Activision just to be bought out by yet another mega AAA gaming publisher that is known to treat their developers as disposable units.


What did MS do to their developers?
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#22120N7Posted 2/11/2014 11:56:26 PM
krystyla posted...
120N7 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.


Why would it hurt relations? Everything has a price.


EA doesn't own respawn nor Titanfall, even though they practically funded Zampella and West from scratch. At most they have publishing rights to future Titanfall titles.

Were MS to buy Respawn they'd still have to honour the contract Respawn did w/ EA or buy them out according to EAs terms or if there is a clause in the contract making it possible for Respawn to buy themselves out use it.

It's likely EA wouldn't be happy were MS to buy Respawn behind their back. Honestly though MS has the cash to make everyone happy.


Sorry. I see what you mean now. I completely agree. MS would not want to poach Respawn from EA.

If EA has options on future titles, and Titanfall does well, it would be tantamount to owning the franchise, especially when they can make unilateral decisions about platform availability.
#23jairusmonillasPosted 2/12/2014 12:23:29 AM
Microsoft Xbox Division is already struggling to make any profit lol.
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#24krystylaPosted 2/12/2014 12:30:42 AM
jairusmonillas posted...
Microsoft Xbox Division is already struggling to make any profit lol.


400 million in 3 months is struggling?

Nintendo is what you call struggling to make a profit
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