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anyone else concerned about sony not investing in first parties

#1VESTIGIALTalePosted 12/8/2012 3:34:34 PM
just a wee comparison i noticed that caused me for concern in the run up to next gen

from 2009 onwards


first parties built

13 - Good Science, 343 Industries, MGS Mobile, MGS Victoria, Black Tusk Studio, Soho Studios, MGS London, Skybox Sports, Microsoft Flight, Kids & Lifestyle, Platform Next, Connected Experiences, Playful Learning

first parties bought

3 - BigPark, Twisted Pixel, Press Play

first parties closed

3 - Aces, Ensemble, Microsoft Flight


first parties built


first parties bought

2 - Media molecule and sucker punch

first parties closed

6 - big big studios, sce liverpool, zipper interactive, SOE Denver, Seattle and Tucson studios

given next gen is so close and sony resources are spread so thin covering vita, anyone else thing sony needs to get some more talent for next gen
#2TheTrueNubPosted 12/8/2012 3:37:43 PM
Keep calm and hee-ho
#3VESTIGIALTale(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2012 3:52:36 PM
#4touyamizrahiPosted 12/8/2012 4:02:08 PM
VESTIGIALTale posted...

quality over quantity?
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#5UniversquallPosted 12/8/2012 4:04:31 PM
They should pretend to have more companies. It works for someone else according to you.
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#6ArCanaxPosted 12/8/2012 4:16:06 PM(edited)
I would rather Sony focus on what they have right now and invest on new companies if necessary.
Looking at Sony's first party lineups for next year, I don't see why I should be concerned.
#7HENTAIDOJIPosted 12/8/2012 4:23:53 PM
The exodus' from Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch are interesting and joining Microsoft. As are Jaffe and thatgamecompany jumping ship.

It might have something to do with the rumor that PS4 will not be as powerful as Xbox 720. Silicon Knights and Factor 5 jumped shop from Gamecube within a week of each other, the week Wii hardware was disclosed to developers.

This seems like that.

It does seem slanted. It's really just down to Naughty Dog, SSM and Polyphony to save PS4 now....and 3 year developments mean limited chances.
#8gilv3rPosted 12/8/2012 4:36:22 PM
Gamers have gotten so boring.
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#9Lord HammPosted 12/8/2012 4:38:14 PM
So you are saying quanity is better than quality?

Because all in house development studios for Microsoft suck
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#10OhGoodPosted 12/8/2012 4:39:42 PM
There are barely any microsoft exclusives worth playing.
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