PlayStation president Jim Ryan said the company will continue to make acquisitions and that it now has ‘more plans’.
PlayStation has made drastic changes in the past year. In 2021 alone, Sony made six game studio acquisitions, and 2022 also saw three additional acquisitions announced. That seems like an obvious response to Microsoft’s extremely aggressive studio acquisitions over the past few years. The acquisition of PlayStation studios isn’t going to slow down anytime soon either, as PlayStation president Jim Ryan recently confirmed that the company will continue to make acquisitions, even though they’re already “planning.” more” at the moment.
The confirmation came via the latest official PlayStation podcast, which features Ryan as a special guest. Ryan reiterated a key point he and PlayStation have made in the past, that PlayStation will continue to make acquisitions in the future, and explained that the company is “growing through acquisitions.” He points to five studios being acquired in 2021, as well as PlayStation’s discussions with Bungie as examples of what he’s talking about.
What’s particularly interesting about Ryan’s commentary on the acquisitions are the words he uses to describe the future PlayStation. Not only did he simply admit that PlayStation would make more acquisitions, which he has said before, but he specifically said that “we were planning more,” implying that there are The current surprise has not been announced to gamers. It looks like Sony will have some big reveal to make in the near future.
Additionally, Katherine Funny Games’ Greg Miller as well as GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb each reported a rumor that Sony is about to announce a “major studio acquisition”. Sony’s major acquisition was not announced last week despite rumors circulating online. However Ryan’s latest comments suggest the possibility that the rumors are accurate and that they could be verified next week and beyond.
As for why PlayStation is so aggressive in making acquisitions, talent game studios are limited, so it’s really a rare time for PlayStation acquisitions at the moment. . Microsoft’s plan to acquire Activision Blizzard has attracted the attention of federal scrutiny, and the company may have to slow or halt the acquisition until Activision Blizzard is fully vetted. That gives PlayStation an opportunity to attract more studios before Microsoft returns to making other potential deals.
The gold rush to acquire this studio from both PlayStation and Xbox, and even the big Nintendo to a lesser extent, is an exciting one to watch for gamers and video game fans alike. . However, the purpose of these acquisitions is still unknown, possibly for more exclusive products, more certain types of games, or perhaps for more innovative products. Either way, if more exciting titles are released to gamers through these acquisitions, then that’s probably a good thing for the gaming industry.
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