Microsoft announced the incredible acquisition of ZeniMax Media. This essentially means that the Xbox brand could potentially create titles like Bethesda’s upcoming Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 exclusive, triggering major ripple effects in the gaming industry.
Of course, there are fans of PlayStation who are upset by this news, and while there is still a possibility that games like The Elder Scrolls 6 are coming to PS5 (much like Minecraft), many on Twitter are already asking. Sony to give some sort of answer. One of the main suggestions from fans, currently trending on Twitter, is the acquisition of Konami.
Konami owns some of the most iconic video game IPs in history, including Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania and of course Silent Hill. There had been rumors in the past that Sony would acquire Konami’s IP addresses, but nothing ever materialized. It seems like an unlikely development at this point, but that doesn’t mean Sony won’t be making exclusive deals with the company in the future.
. @ PlayStation plz responds to buy from Bethesda by buying Konami.
Release the IP address. End our torment.
– Skill Up (@SkillUpYT) 21 septembre 2020
Sony is buying Konami I beg you pic.twitter.com/jhspJFjf3l
– byBeli @ Mario All-Stars (@ byBeli_02) September 21, 2020
In fact, one of the most persistent rumors about Sony and Konami is that the companies have made a deal to develop a PS5-exclusive Silent Hill. Apparently, this unannounced Silent Hill game is in development at Sony Japan and is expected to be revealed later this year. Whether or not these rumors are true remains to be seen, but if they are, it would suggest a solid working relationship between Sony and Konami that could theoretically turn into something more substantial in the future.
Sony has plans for further studio acquisitions, but it is unclear whether they will be on the scale of Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda.
The acquisition was a huge strategic move on Microsoft’s part and completely changed the dynamics of the next-gen console warfare. You might think Sony wants to respond, but maybe the company is confident in the games already revealed for PS5.
What would you say?
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Source : Reddit