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Submitted by Alexious 176d ago | rumor

Sony Interested In Buying Crytek?

Insider Tidux has heard that Sony might be looking into the possibility of buying Crytek, which is reportedly in financial trouble. (Crytek, Industry, PS4, Sony)

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nicksetzer1  +   176d ago
That would be a stupid move. If THQ (which had MANY amazing series/games) didn't get bought out and was forced to individually sell assetts, I don't see any reason someone would buy crytek. Sure they have their own engine, but it is one of the most underused major engines in the business. Not to mention crytek has moved almost no sales for the playstation brand since, ever.

Guessing this rumor is nothing more than a grab for attention.

@abash I totally agree, but financially, makes little sense. Not to mention both sony and MS are fully capable of making far better engines for their consoles because those engines ONLY run on their console and are made by much larger (and better IMO) teams. So their need for an engine aquisition is almost non-existent.
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NextLevel  +   176d ago
CryEngine would be the best aquisition out of this.

@iamsuperman

PS4 exclusive Everybody's Gone To Rapture uses CryEngine and it looks fantastic.
http://www.crytek.com/blog/...

More screens
http://www.allgamesbeta.com...

CryEngine can produce amazing results, as under used as it is.
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iamnsuperman  +   176d ago
How? It isn't that popular (hence the downfall) nor is it useful for Sony (They tend not to use it).

If Crytek is going down they will go down and be chopped up like what happened to THQ. No company is going to buy another with alledged financial difficulties. Not only would these need to be payed off but putting a company within the first party organisation would cost (since you have to pay for heads who aren't needed or pay for the layoffs). All these companies want is to ip and the way to do that is bid on them (like what happened to THQ, history is there for a reason)
Timesplitter14  +   176d ago
UE4 is arguably as good as CryEngine 3, and it's considerably easier to use, too. Overall I'd say UE4 is a better engine.

The only way I can see this acquisition being good is if they make a next gen Timesplitters (Crytek owns the rights))
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gamercologyst  +   176d ago
why everybody talk about Graphic and Engine????? Why
Prime157  +   176d ago
The only goods to purchase from Crytek would be Crytek UK:

"Crytek UK, formerly known as Free Radical Design, is a British video game developer based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, probably best known for the TimeSplitters series and Second Sight.[2]"

"Initially, most of Free Radical Design's employees previously worked for the game developer Rare. While at Rare, they (David Doak, Steve Ellis, Karl Hilton, Graeme Norgate and Lee Ray) worked on the Nintendo 64 first-person shooters GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark. "

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w...

Oh, and any IP rights...
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iamnsuperman  +   176d ago
@prime157

You also have forgotten Crytek UK's most recent activity. These are the guys who made Haze and Crysis 3.

Like when people quote Rare as being an amazing studio (because of what it has made in the past) you have to look at their most recent games to see how good they are. The last Timesplitters' game was around 9 going on 10 years ago. Recently Crytek UK have shown a poor track record with making great games. You are only as good as what you make recently
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Alexious  +   176d ago
CryEngine is amazing, I agree. It could become the standard, exclusive engine for Sony first party games.
thehitman  +   176d ago
I doubt this rumor is any true. Crytek has no IPs useful to Sony and doesnt need the Cryengine that's for sure. Turning around Crytek would be too much work Sony could just invest into studios they have already that are proven competent in making good games.
abzdiine  +   176d ago
i hope this stays as a rumor cause i hate this studio.
mikeslemonade  +   176d ago
As much as I hate the Far Cry series and their bland games, they would be better as an exclusive. All companies would make better quality games if they were exclusives and that's a fact.

They're really good at making games look good and then they will have enough time to refine other areas of the game since they will only make one version of the game. Also this takes away one studio from the PC audience. This was one the flagship studios for the PC and was one of the studios that pushed the graphics boundary forward for PC.
Giul_Xainx  +   176d ago
A game isn't about graphics. And graphics don't make a game.

The best thing Sony should do is review the projects they are currently working on and judge it purely by the creativity of the team. Not by reviewing rheir profile to see their IPO.

Seriously if Sony bought this studio they would have to bring about a game that changes the industry like LittleBig Planet did.

But I don't see where the creativity starts and ends with Crytek. One reason: they are all about graphics. Gameplay is something they need to work on.
dRanzer  +   176d ago
#giul_

tell me please what is crysis without graphics?
morganfell  +   176d ago
Of course you think it would ewb a stupid move nick. You hate Sony. What was your opinion on Ryse? If Sony bought Crytek they would own that. Xbox1 fans talk about that game like its the best thing ever. Have they had a change of heart?

Crysis, Ryse, Timesplitters suddenly become PS4 exclusives. I can see Sony purchasing Crytek and then cutting the company down until it is effective for it's size. The Cryengine then becomes PS4 only with some possible PC usage.
Giul_Xainx  +   176d ago
Crysis without super realistic graphics would still be the same game. The score on reviews would not change. It would have been in business still if pc elitests didn't put they misconception in their heads that graphics are everything.

No mans sky isn't on the crysis engine. Neither is call of duty. Uncharted isn't on it as well. They are pretty, but it is the story and gameplay that leaves an impression on gamers. Not super realistic foliage. Battlefield has crumbling buildings that don't look pretty. Uncharted still has red barrels. Call of duty is nothing but multiplayer madness. Last of us online and story wise is what keeps people interested in that title. Crysis was all about graphics and look at what happened to it. Pc gamers said a crysis game would never come out on ps3 or xbox. Look at crysis 2.

That is what happens to games that are all about graphics.
oasdada  +   176d ago
@timesplitter14

As far as engine is considered.. UE looks good but is mostly non dynamic in nature and mostly is used for its pre baking skills.. however face to face on a powerful machine cryengine looks pretty amazing
Half_Minute_Hero  +   176d ago
Nextlevel - Cryengine can produce good results, but this wheelchair pic from the Rapture game...Look at its wheel. What is this, N64 wheels? Eew..

http://image.noelshack.com/...
vishmarx  +   176d ago
hell no.
crytek has been a PC loyalist.
Lets for once see Nvidia or Valve give a fuck about their customers
hkgamer  +   175d ago
cryengine is a great engine. though what would sony do wih it? will they license out the engine like crytek?

i mean i sony has had relations with crytek uk since that was the old timesplitters and haze team. but they probably dont want to take anymore risks with them.

i see tea or ms looking at this.
gaffyh  +   176d ago
Tidux is one of those "insiders" who is not very reliable. He's made a way out for himself here by saying it is a rumor, when it is in fact completely made up by him to get people into a frenzy.
incredibleMULK  +   176d ago
Sony couldn't even afford zipper, no way they can afford crytek. I hope not, then I won't be able to sell my ps4 and I love crysis...so I would have to keep it. Trying to just play on x1 and PC.
@ cell,....I know sony is closing down game studios so they can invest in tv and psnow. Great now I can stream ps1 games for triple the price and watch espn. Sony wreaks of fail right now.
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THC CELL  +   176d ago
They just bought a UK broadcast and 16 channels so try again who ever Diss me go do a little Google search. http://mobile.reuters.com/a... don't bother here
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PeaSFor  +   176d ago
lmao at your comments history, what a silly nobel jerkbag.
Pricey  +   176d ago
No mulk only you wreak of fail. To suggest you have a PS4 to sell is laughable. But it would be funnier if it were true and you own one out of some twisted spite, just so you can appear less of a fanboy. Not happy with the amount of games right now, you've only got yourself to blame if you buy any console at or near launch. The game don't really start rolling till a year in. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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TheWatercooler  +   176d ago | Well said
Xbox fanboys are pathetic. They are the only ones who troll so hard that they have to make new accounts.
XxExacutionerxX  +   176d ago
Sony or Microsoft please buy Crytek.... Make Time Splitters 4..
If Sony buys the company, I would love to see Ryse 2 on the Ps4, lol
Bigpappy  +   176d ago
I was thinking of making about Sony getting a hand in making my Ryse2. That would be hilarious if Ryse were to end up on PS4 too. I guarantee it would move from most hated by PS crowd to the definitive version and 200% SUPERIOR to the first.
die_fiend  +   176d ago
Crytek jumped into bed with the Xbox one. A few short months of hideous reviews and sales and they're screwed. Crytek haven't made a fun game since the original far cry!

Sony probably want to touch this charmless, idiotic studio
pyramidshead  +   176d ago
@Bigpappy

If they got a chance to make Ryse 2 Sony could actually implement some enjoyable gameplay into it and make it more God of War, which would change everyone's opinion on it in a tidal wave because the game would actually offer a decent experience.
UltraNova  +   175d ago
If somehow Crytek gets out of this alive, I can personally guarantee you that Ryse 2 will be multiplatform just like all their futures games from now on...in other words they could use the extra cash asap.
Alexious  +   176d ago
Actually CryEngine is being used more and more.
Evolve, Battlecry, Star Citizen, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Monster Hunter Online and even indie games like Cradle, Lichdom, Snow and more.

I think it would be a great move, if the cost isn't too high right now. I don't get all the hate for Crytek, Crysis 3 was more than decent in my opinion and they are masters of technology to say the least.
hkgamer  +   175d ago
its just not sonys thing to license their tech out.
badz149  +   176d ago
seriously, this is one of those occasion where rumours smell like BS! Crytek was never fond of Sony to begin with and has never been in any deal with Sony. All they did was praised MS and bash Sony every change they got (I might be overexaggerate a little here)and suddenly Sony is interested in buying them? C'MON!!

Crytek brought this to themselves. They had the chance to make CryEngine big but ultimately proven nothing on their own. Seriously, how could you be overtaken by the new UE4 as the more preferred engine, already?
-Foxtrot  +   176d ago
All Sony needs to buy is the Timesplitters IP...thats all
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starchild  +   176d ago
I don't know if there is any truth to this but if there is I can imagine some of the best graphics of all time coming out of this partnership.
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galest  +   176d ago
TRUTH, Crytek suck and they were a troll to console. stay with their crappy PC, engine and died out Crysis series. Sony should have squired Radical entertainment and made a proper Prototype game that can complete Infamous
BallsEye  +   175d ago
If anyone thinks Sony can actually afford Crytek is a complete fool. They wouldn't be able to afford their AAA exclusivity...and buying a company with THOUSANDS of employees and owners of Cryengine? To remind you, Sony keeps on selling their divisions, keeps on selling their headquarters.
geddesmond  +   175d ago
Lol the only good games I every liked from THQ was Darksiders and Saints Row 2. Many great series is a huge overstatement. If that was true then they never would have had to sell off.

Also yes Sony/MS are very capable of creatig their own engines but sometimes it's better to combine resources and create something even more unique. Not to mention the ideas for franchises that are floating around in employees heads.

If I was a consol manufacturer, I would jump at the chance of buying crytek. If they wanted to keep their independence then I would even make a 5 game exclusive deal with them that would involve me funding all 5 games spread out to 3 of there studios allowing them to keep the rights to 4 of the franchises and the only conditions I would ask for is the IP rights to the most sucessful franchise goes to me and my investment see the original amount I funded returned. But thats just me.
breakpad  +   175d ago
hell no ..crytek is a bunch of untalented guys, no need to waste money in from Sony...sony if you have the money buy an IP instead like MonHun
Dasteru  +   175d ago
"It is one of the most underused major engines in the business" The main reason why it is so underused currently is because Crytek severely overcharges to licence it compared to other similar engines such as UE3/4. Sony could change that if they buy them out. Sony would also be able to more closely direct Cryteks game design if it became second party, so the issue of relatively bad games up to this point would be corrected also. Crytek is a good team and the Cryengine is incredible, they are just a bit misguided in what makes a game good. Sony could easily correct that by making them second party and working more closely with them.
Abash  +   176d ago
Crytek under Sony's guidance could make some astounding games.
GribbleGrunger  +   176d ago
I agree. It's clear that they're made up largely of technical minded people and what they need is an injection of artistically minded people. Sony could provide this.

Do I believe this rumour though?

Nope ... but I'm 'hoping' it's true
Dolf045  +   176d ago
They do have some talent at the studio. If Sony isn't in a position to purchase, or doesn't feel the need to (not exactly wanting for first party studios) I'm sure they'll be courting some of the studios talent early, as will other devs.
boskoz  +   176d ago
I agree
AngelicIceDiamond  +   176d ago
@Bash PPl seem to be more open about the idea here but it wasn't welcome here when I stated.

http://n4g.com/comments/red...

I know the Rare argument. The old MS forced Rare to make Kinect shovelware and hasn't been the same. The new MS with Phil in charge announced they are hard at work on some projects.

Phil even stated Kinect is no longer a required anchor so I'm 90% sure whatever Rares making is a Rare game or new Ip with Rares always unique ideas.

With that out of the way I'm just curious why ppl are more open to Sony than to MS? We all know MS needs the studios to make AAA's more than Sony wouldn't it make more sense?

If Sony does require them than that's the best news ever imo. There would never be a shorter in the AAA development over at Sony and expand even more.
Kingscorpion81  +   176d ago
Probably but I still think Capcom is a better choice though
CloudRap  +   176d ago
They could become Guerilla Games 2 both have great visuals and awful games.
Sy_Wolf  +   176d ago
Thanks, that made me laugh really hard to the point were laughing at me. Bubble for you :D
Team_Litt  +   176d ago
Not sure why people are disagreeing, GG make very pretty but dumb games with snooze inducing storylines.
rarity  +   176d ago
Maybe people are disagreeing because the they disagree with him?
Ultr  +   176d ago
K2 was brilliant in every way pal
CloudRap  +   176d ago
Because its Sony owned, therefore they cant see any defects
#fakeassfanboys
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   176d ago
Killzone 2 was great. GG is more than capable of making great games. GG's main problem is trying to appeal to a wider audience instead of just making the game that they want like they did with KZ2.
e-p-ayeaH  +   176d ago
haha true KZ used to be good but shadowfall is no better than Crysis 3 really sad.
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Haki1112  +   176d ago
lmfao man bro Shadowfall put my ass to sleep
Khronikos  +   176d ago
More than likely because you were no good at it.
Haki1112  +   176d ago
More than likely you lick ass cheeks.
_FantasmA_  +   175d ago
You obviously haven't played Killzone 3, Mercenary and Shadowfall. Great visual and gameplay. The only bad part is the characters and Shadowfall's campaign.
Speak_da_Truth  +   176d ago
I don't like crytek Sony should consider CAPCOM instead
Rimgal  +   176d ago
Sony should consider Quantic Dream and Ready at Dawn instead.
ColeMacGrath  +   176d ago
I'd place my vote for Insomniac but that's just me.
micx  +   176d ago
I can see Sony bidding for Crysis, that could be marketed as "Halo killer". And I'd also think MS will try to get Ryse. On the other hand, they need "GoW killer".
TomShoe  +   176d ago
Every time I hear those two phrases it makes me want to bash my head into a wall.
micx  +   176d ago
I know, but that's how the things are in this moment.
D-Du  +   176d ago
Sony already has the GoW Killer

Kratos
98xpresent  +   176d ago
I get your joke lol 😂😂
URNightmare  +   176d ago | Funny
Yup! That was settled some time ago.

http://i.imgur.com/XnD9r.jp...
-EvoAnubis-  +   176d ago
This would be fantastic news, mainly because of Crytek UK, who used to be Free Radical. Hoping against hope, maybe that would mean that I could finally have a new TimeSplitters game, and maybe even a squeal to Second Sight!
micx  +   176d ago
New TimeSplitters would be da bomb. I lost all hope, but...
x_RadicalAura_x  +   176d ago
Forget TimeSplitters, it's all about dat Haze 2!!!
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dakunclear  +   176d ago
I pray to god your joking cause that game was terrible....
imt558  +   176d ago
Sony, buy Crytek and make Wipeout in CryEngine 3.
snookiegamer  +   176d ago
Wow! Didn't see that one coming!

Have reports of Sony's financially woes been greatly exaggerated?

Judging by media reports, and 'certain' commentors here on N4G, Sony are broke, bankrupt...washed up.

I guess I need to quit reading the Troll comments, and listening to Ryan 'What Do I Know?' McCaffrey #IGN
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JBSleek  +   176d ago
Sony financials don't look good consistently but people do exaggerate the extent of the woes especially now that Sony mobile I starting to pick up along with Sony's medical.
Axios2  +   176d ago
I don't see how Sony is going to buy Crytek

Sony is forecasting a 1.4 BILLION loss this year

The have Billion dollar losses 6 years running

Both Fitch and Moody's reduced Sony's credit rating to JUNK

Sony has been mostly selling to stay afloat

Examples:

-New York Headquarters
-Tokyo Office Building
-438million in DeNA shares
-Music catalog
-PC Business
-Old Tokyo Headquarters
-and laying off developers
-Closed 20 Sony Stores

@ drjones, Halo 3 12m sales, Reach 9.5m, Halo 4 9m. Halo 2 8.5m, Halo 6.5m, ODST 6.25m
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younglj01  +   176d ago
^?
snookiegamer  +   176d ago
@Axios2

You seem to take great pleasure in that list of yours. Did you have a Chesire Cat smile on your face? I utterly despise people pretending to be gamers.

...and why do you have to behave like a Super_Troll.

Shame on you!
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CloudRap  +   176d ago
oh look another keyboard executive
calis  +   176d ago
They also rehired people and opened a new studio.

Stop pretending like you know anything about what is going on at Sony
snookiegamer  +   176d ago
@Calis 'True'

I think Axios2 took a budget flight all the way over from the last Xbox article he was reading, just to pop over and say hi. Such a super considerate guy!

/s
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drjonesjnr  +   176d ago
That's the Sony who sell phones tvs films music all sorts

lets talk about Sony computer entertainment
you know the playstation bit? The one thats been in profit for years now and is absolutely killing its competition (xbone) ?

lets look at software form Sony ms
halo 4 .............4 million sales
the last of us .....6 million sales

hardware 360/ps3 are more or less even

xbone..........5 million shipped
ps4............7 million sold

so why do people talk about sonys other business
when if comes to console wars.
i mean look at Microsoft windows phone fail
windows 8 fail
Microsoft slate(iPad rip off) fail
Microsoft are becoming irrelevant with everything new
they bring out Sony computer entertainment is doing great 😁
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Kingoftherodeo  +   176d ago
while that is true playstation still part of sony which is losing money big time. xbox belongs to ms which we all know have stupid amounts of money.
aragon  +   176d ago
lol at dj jones last time they announced something about halo 4 on xbox wire im sure it was at 8 million
Majin-vegeta  +   176d ago
Lol Are you there financial person or something?
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drjonesjnr   176d ago | Trolling | show
Rob_Ko  +   176d ago
maybe they are focusing on gaming now?
works for me
guyman  +   176d ago
??? if you're trying to imply that sony didnt focus on gaming in the past with the ps3 and ps2 and ps1, then you've just made the joke the millennium.
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lemoncake  +   176d ago
With their financial problems it does make it seem unlikely but anything is possible, maybe it will go super cheap if no one else wants to purchase them.
nunley33  +   176d ago
This guy has no idea how business works, or i would be saying that if he was serious and wasn't just trolling. They could be bought cheap since going under as we speak and would welcome the cash. They have a few good ip's but Capcom would be a better buy IMO but they're not available at the moment
Hanuman  +   176d ago
Copy, paste and then copy some more. Just be yourself instead and we will embrace you as one of ours.
CBOAT  +   175d ago
You forgot the rights to Kaz's Chocolate Love Tunnel $29.99
younglj01   176d ago | Trolling | show
maniacmayhem  +   176d ago
Sony is restructuring and trimming the fat for their own first party studios. I seriously doubt they would spend the money to purchase this studio that hasn't really produced anything of quality.

The best thing Sony or MS could do is either purchase some of the IP's or grab most of the employees walking out the door.
ocelot07  +   176d ago
Wow can't believe that only 1 comment so far has been about Sony not being able to afford to buy them to due financial reason's they probably don't understand.

Would be nice if Sony do buy them. Maybe even sell the Ryse IP off to Microsoft? As long as someone decent picks up Timesplitters then am happy. I would love if someone like Naughty Dog was allowed to make a Timesplitters game.
Twiggy  +   176d ago
... would this give Sony an excuse to use the Timesplitters IP?

I don't want to get any hopes raised, but man that would be sick!
No_Limit  +   176d ago
Tidux, LOL...that is all I can say...Please, we really need to ban insider posts on N4G after Thuway and Pete Dodd got called out on their BS.

Again, why would SOny buy anything at this point when they are clearly restructuring to try to make a profit to the whole company. They didn't just closed several studios, sold their PC division so they can buy more studios. This rumor is a long stretch at this point and anyone can make this up as if it never happens, well, the insiders can't be proven wrong because they can say Sony decided not to buy it later on and other excuses.
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king_ps4  +   174d ago
You really need to stop posting on here.
Aurenar  +   176d ago
Ryse on PlayStation 4! Yahoo!!! \o/
THC CELL  +   176d ago
I'd rather not thank u. Sony will not buy em.
Majin-vegeta  +   176d ago
Well if they did.Then SSM could give them input and Ryse could actually be a good game.
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LightDiego  +   176d ago
Why? I don't think it's a good idea.
On the other hand, Capcom....
AnotherProGamer  +   176d ago
Buy the Timesplitters IP from them Sony, please!
Kingoftherodeo  +   176d ago
doesn't matter someone is gonna walk away with capcom and someone with cryteck. ms can afford both sony only one
Urzusix  +   176d ago
I could only see this happening if they want the rights for cryengine could be a massive money maker
JBSleek  +   176d ago
I need companies like this to stay afloat and continue to offer as much games to as many platforms as possible.
cfc83  +   176d ago
Unreliable source, who got his last guess very wrong. Youtube ps4 support and psn now europe announement turned out to be a small stability update.
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Yaay4me  +   176d ago
wwoooww. that would be intense.
karamsoul  +   176d ago
This could be a brilliant move on Sony's part. Having two FPS mega-devs under their belt could make for some amazing FPS IPs.
Team_Litt  +   176d ago
Lol then we'd hear how Crysis is a misunderstood and underrated game!
But seriously, that would be like Hindenburg passengers parachuting on to the Titanic.
Beastforlifenoob  +   176d ago
Protect your an*s kid because you are already far too butt hurt.
RomaVictor   176d ago | Spam
NintendoYouth  +   176d ago
Crysis series is phenomenal.
Loved every game so far.

would love to see Crytek owned by Sony.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   176d ago
Sony can't afford to buy Crytek and any so called "insider" would know that.

Direct quote from the fraud himself:

"but they are checkin if there is any profit to buy this company right now."

Profits? What's the matter Tidux? Haven't you seen their recent quarterly and fiscal yearly reports?

So not only is he a liar but he's also illiterate.

http://bloomberg.com/news/2...

http://www.gamesindustry.bi...

http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...

Edit: They also wouldn't have to "check to see if there was any profit to make the purchase." Companies know exactly how much they're making on a daily basis. That part was so stupid I almost choked on my tea because I was laughing so hard.
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Majin-vegeta  +   176d ago | Well said
Oh look here we go with a so called "Financial person".No one aside from Sony really know how things are in their end.Also calling someone illiterate just cuz they can't speak English properly makes you look like a child.

NEWSFLASH NOT EVERYONES PRIMARY LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   176d ago
I am calling him illiterate because he obviously did not read the latest financial reports. You would think that a so called "insider" would keep up with such vital information.

Either way, the guy is a complete fraud just looking for attention.
modesign  +   176d ago
lol at people that say sony cant afford them, sony is worth 77 billion dollars, they could snag crytek for less then 250 million AT MOST, the only reason sony should buy crytek is to distribute the cryengine licenses to compete with the unreal engine,
joeorc  +   175d ago
And market cap is a perception based projection on a companies worth based on the freaking stock exchange. Not a hard concrete value of said company and the net worth of a companies assets! Many times stock analysis companies devalue stock in order for hedge funds wait in the point so as to be able to buy cheap sell high.

Sony has over 136 Billion in hard physical company assets. When you can sell a single building and get over 1 billion in the sell of that 1 Billion how does even looking at Sony only being worth 20 Billion even making any d@mn sense?

The fact is SCE is a LLC, Its already a subsidiary that means it is separate entity in other words its not ran by Sony itself, its ran by SCE it is already has its own board of directors. Its not a public ipo you cannot buy stock into any part of SCEA,SCEJ or SCEE etc.

Sony itself owns 100% of its stock, which is why playstation as its own company could in fact buy this company if the value or price is worth such the value of Xbox at microsoft is said to be worth about 17 Billion, why do, you think dan loeb wants sony to make the entertainment arm go public for a d@mn buy in? Playstation is valued at way more money than even the value of xbox part of Microsoft, but yet Sony is not opening up playstation for a public ipo, when they are as m as ny people would say on here "hurting for money" Lmao...

Its just funny how many people keep talking from a stock marketing point from the mainly a west centric investor point of view. Hell they are not japanese, the idea they think they can play the stock market there in asia like they do in the west shows they really have no real clue about how japanese market really works.
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CBOAT  +   175d ago
It's called debt joeorc. DEBT.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   176d ago
Sony don't need to buy Crytek but if they do I think games like Crysis would get better with the help of Sony's other studios. The smart thing for Sony to do is buy Quantic Dream and Ready at Dawn since they've already proven to make great exclusives.

If there's a bidding war, I don't see Sony winning it. MS or EA are the only ones I think gonna go toe to toe in a bidding war.
SpideySpeakz  +   176d ago
If so, bye bye MS.
Hello Timesplitters PS4 exclusive.
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