PlatinumGames‘ new president and chief government officer Atsushi Inaba has informed Video Video games Chronicle that he’d be open to the thought of being acquired so long as the studio is assured freedom. Inaba made his feedback after he was quizzed concerning the consolidation seen within the video games trade just lately, significantly Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Curiously, he indicated again in 2020 that PlatinumGames isn’t fascinated about changing into part of Microsoft regardless of the corporate expressing its want so as to add a Japanese developer to its lineup of studios.
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“What I hear concerning the current acquisitions, I don’t assume Microsoft goes to begin micromanaging Activision to the place they take away all their freedom… I don’t assume it’s going to be a relationship like that,” Inaba informed VGC. “I feel there’s going to be loads of mutual respect there and I feel Activision will have the ability to proceed doing what they do finest. That’s additionally what’s most essential to us on the finish of the day, no matter kind that takes for us and our firm. So I’d not flip something down, so long as our freedom was nonetheless revered.”
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Zarmena writes… I ponder if Phil Spencer is rubbing his palms after studying Inaba’s feedback. PlatinumGames is a proficient studio and a straightforward acquisition for a corporation that’s been eyeing the Japanese marketplace for fairly a while. However taking into consideration Sony’s standing in Japan, it’s arduous to imagine that the PlayStation maker will simply watch PlatinumGames go to its rival. The race is on. Who will win?