Is Sony’s Acquisition of FromSoftware a big deal?

The news has recently broke that the developer for the Dark Souls series and Elden Ring known as FromSoftware has recently been acquired by Sony much to the surprise of many people within the gaming world. At this moment the exact price that Sony has acquired Bungie is something that is currently unknown at the moment but its certain that the price has to be at least seven figures and in the millions. As many people know not too long ago Sony had purchased Bungie for approximately $3.6 million shortly after Microsoft had bought Activision-Blizzard back for $68.7 billion. There is no question that Sony’s recent purchase of FromSoftware was a move that is suppose to help make the PlayStation 5 more in demand than its competitor in Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Even though, the Soul series is not quite as popular as the Call Of Duty franchise the Elden Ring game which was developed by FromSoftware has managed to reach at least 12 million copies in sales. Recently, games that were developed by FromSoftware in the past have disappeared from Steam including Ninja Blade from 2009. It should also be noted that more recent popular games such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Bloodborne along with the Dark Souls trilogy are most likely going to be absent from Steam in the future as well since they are now owned by Sony. At this point the bidding war between Sony & Microsoft for ownership of video game companies seems like its far from over. The question is whether or not Sony’s acquisition of FromSoftware will have a negative effect on the sales of their future games considering the fact that they will only be on the PlayStation 5. Popular video games like Seikro: Shadows Die Twice and Elden Ring became top sellers because they were cross platform third party titles that were featured on multiple game systems opposed to just one. Even though, the PlayStation 5 is selling out like crazy in countries like America and Japan its still very expensive and there are other first party games published by Sony Interactive Entertainment that could overshadow titles developed by FromSoftware.

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