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01-31-2018, 02:10 AM
What's the point of first party games if all of them end up showing on Windows 10?

Rumor Suggests Microsoft Has Considered Acquiring EA, Valve, PUBG Corp

Could EA and Microsoft work together?

A rumor currently doing the rounds suggests that Microsoft has considered acquiring EA, Valve and PUBG Corp.

"A reliable source close to Microsoft" told Polygon the news, with reports of "internal shifts" at Microsoft creating the necessary situation for an acquisition.

SuperDataResearch analyst Joost Van Dreunen further told Polygon that he expects more news about an acquisition soon.

"Because of where we are in the lifecycle of all these things, Iím expecting to hear Microsoft announce something very, very shortly".

This follows the promotion of Xbox head Phil Spencer to Microsoft's senior leadership team, which he deemed "a great show of commitment" to its gaming portfolio.

A large acquisition of this nature, especially of publishing titan EA, would be a substantial step in bolstering Microsoft's gaming software division.

This rumored development would not mark the first time Microsoft has acquired another company, previously paying $2.5 Billion for Minecraft developers Mojang in 2014.

In regards to PUBG Corp, this move would certainly capitalize on the success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds following its exclusive release through the Xbox Game Preview program.

A separate rumor circulated in October suggests that the exclusivity deal could be extended even further


01-31-2018, 04:33 AM
I would thank Microsoft if they buy EA and give them the same treat they gave to rare.

That would be awesome.

01-31-2018, 12:45 PM
Nobody can stop Madden! NOBODY!

01-31-2018, 02:36 PM
Please, please buy EA. Please!!

03-01-2018, 11:02 AM
EA is possible they aren't worth as much as they use to be and have been taking a lot of hits lately. They have a lot of good IPs but does Microsoft want them? They barely develop anything anymore.

Valve would never happen.

Joe Redifer
03-06-2018, 03:40 PM
I thought PUBG was a game, not a corporation.

Drunken Savior
03-07-2018, 03:21 AM
I thought PUBG was a game, not a corporation.

If I recall right, the PUBG developers spunoff from their parent corporation and became PUBG Corporation in late 2017.