Sony buying Square Enix?

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Sony buying Square Enix?

It is quite clear that Square Enix is ​​not in the best position. Due to the big losses with Marvel titles, most of the Western business was sold, and yesterday we found out that it is also in trouble with Outriders, which failed to make a profit.

Investors are standing in line for the acquisition, reportedly led by Sony.

Even with the Game Pass, Square Enix’s Outriders ended up in the red

Square Enix is ​​clearly in a difficult position, which is confirmed by the sale of losers for $ 300 million.

It is estimated that the Japanese publisher lost over $ 200 million on the Marvel license. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were sold to the Embracer group, and Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and other IPs were added to the package.

Square Enix’s idea is to get rid of the Western Games, however, the Outriders remained in their possession, and despite the losses these days, the launch of the first major expansion is planned. True, the Outriders could have failed without the Game Pass.

Square Enix has been cascading for some time, the game itself had a lot of problems, however, after this unsuccessful adventure, the fact is that there is no guarantee of success for all the more expensive and risky AAA titles.

Developers and publishers, taught by this experience, will act differently toward Microsoft in the future if they survive this unnaturally fast-paced transformation of the industry at all. One cult publisher is already on its knees.

Journalists Jeff Grubb and Greg Miller spoke at a podcast earlier last month, without revealing the target, that Sony was reportedly preparing a "major acquisition." Greg Miller has now confirmed that by "big acquisition" they meant Square Enix.

"I heard it from several different sources," said Miller, a former IGN editor. "Always take this kind of information with a grain of salt, but that's what I've heard - that the PlayStation is trying to buy Square." Greg Miller Sony and Square Enix? Absolutely no one would be surprised if the two Japanese companies continue their journey together.

But we are always skeptical about transmitting information like this, since acquisitions like this happen at the highest levels, and only a few people are familiar with the matter. No one had heard of Bethesda and Activision Blizzard until the announcement.