Word is beginning to trickle down to fitbabits HQ from several independent sources that Microsoft has all but completed the purchase of Capcom.
unless microsoft is willing to compensate them for all of the $ they have already spent on ps and wii development. or the acquisition isn't going to be immediate. maybe it will bring us mega man 360.
I hate when people post forum-based articles.... anyone can post these and there is no basis for it.
If this is true than MS have bought a very good company which can provide alot of japanese type games. Maybe DMC 4 might come to the 360 if this is true, but i very much doubt that this is true.
already in developemet will most likely still be released, and Microsoft will be profiting off the PS3! Say good-bye to RE5 though...
I read about the rumor the other day. But I couldn't get myself to post it. I wasn't too sure if Capcom wanted to do this to themselves considering the company may have alot to lose with the Japanese market.
Better than being bought by EA. Capcom has a bunch of exclusives in the works for xbox 360 and im sure they'll let them finish off any ps3 or wii projects they have. It would most likely be engulfed by Microsoft Game Studios Japan.
It wouldn't surprise me at all, not at all actually Securing Dead Rising and Lost Planet forever (they're exclusive already probably paid of for some time, but then they're forever) and gaining stuff like DMC4 If MS would buy Capcom any time soon, why would they release games for PS3? I think they would hit the hardest they can and cancell stuff like DMC4 for PS3 and bring a 360 version of that game. MS has the money, MS wants to get into Japan, MS likes to hit Sony hard. I wouldn't call this highly unlikely and would this be the change of the 'guard' then. Go MS buy them you've billions of dollars laying around doing nothing
Bad for the industry as a whole!
capcom has always been in bed with sony, i think it's because of sony's huge schlong
hehehe I love this kinda trash! Its so mad up its ridiculous! Maybe someone can post this forum as "proof" of somethingm I know, "Apple to buy Nintendo and rename the Wii iGame" lol Dont posts forums as a source, its the equivalent of using some graffiti on the wall of a public toilet as evidence in court!
RE5 was already set to be a PS3/X360 game not a PS3 exclusive.
Well with all of the smack talk from MS lately it wouldn't surprise me! And to be honest if true Sony deserves it because if you talk sh!t you better back it up bottom line! And also out curiosity Antan and nothing more could you please tell me why this is bad for the industry?
Sony microsoft or nintendo buying company`s like capcom is just bad for the gaming industry .what if sony made the next move on buying Ubisoft?soon nintendo to buy konami..that sucks
^^^ lol theres always EA :P
"Sony microsoft or nintendo buying company`s like capcom is just bad for the gaming industry"
Here-here! Then again, so is Capcom's recent history of non-multi-platform development. Even if they are releasing seperate IPs on each side, why not multiplatform it all (or what they can) so we can ALL enjoy their work?
They make millions of dollars a week, if this deal isn't made, it's not that MS can't afford it.
are starting to get very far fetched. You think a company like Capcom will let itself be purchased by MS??? I highly doubt it. However if this is true then MS is creating a monopoly just like they did with Windows OS, and that is a very bad thing.
sony doesn`t have the money to buy anyone!!! They are barely keeping afloat their damn selves!
don't want to lose my graw, rainbow, and splinter cell. they should just hold a draft. free agents, salary cap, the whole works. franchise tags for the heavy hitters.
A monopoly it is not. But don't blame Microsoft if true. They aren't the ones selling the CO. their buying the CO.
This is horrible if it's true!!NO DMC or RE on PS3 or Wii?!Good job MS if it's true but I'll miss those games.
Oooold rumors and ultra false.
Look what happened with Rare. MS bought them; they put out average titles at best - yes I know Viva Pinata received strong critical acclaim - but now some of those Rare employees are leaving. You can buy the company, but you cannot buy the people. Without the backing of a huge corporation, software developers HAVE to put out a good product to survive. I believe Perfect Dark Zero would have been much better had Rare been independent.
Sites kinda irritable today!
They will be in good hands. In no way out of 150+ so called Ps2 owners a game sells only 1 Million copies minimum.
Microsoft owns a large portion of Apple which is why we are seeing IE on Macs and MS Office etc. etc. Just because they buy Capcom does not mean they will cancel releases for PS3. There may be timed exclusives but money is money and this way whoever grabs market share MS wins. But I wont believe this steaming load of BS till I see an official announcement
"haha yea my A S S Raiyel - 1 Hour ago | Let him/her speak capcom has always been in bed with sony, i think it's because of sony's huge schlong" Um they can lay in bed with Sony but Sony doesn't pay the hooker. MS can. Period "14 - face facts kingboy - 47 Minutes ago | Let him/her speak Sony microsoft or nintendo buying company`s like capcom is just bad for the gaming industry .what if sony made the next move on buying Ubisoft?soon nintendo to buy konami..that sucks " Well MS has billions laying around. Sony hasn't. Sony is writing red marks for years already. Loosing money. In 2006 they took a multimillion dollar bank loan. They couldn't write more shares because they shareholders aren't happy probably. They have no money for this! And they loose 300 million dollar every 1 million PS3's sold. So they just lost 300 million dollar @ the end of 2006... Imagine that. They can't buy Ubisoft MS on the other hand can buy Capcom, Ubisoft and Konami and still be loaded with money. Easy as that
it`s not a problem of who`s buying what that worries me but how this could help spoil the industry.we stock with this xp that crash and has load`s of virus`s like no other..lol ..i`m happy macs are doing a better job with my editing software
What idiot approved a forum post as news about a rumor? It would be cool for xbox owners, but hardly anything to get excited about at this point.
"Without the backing of a huge corporation, software developers HAVE to put out a good product to survive. I believe Perfect Dark Zero would have been much better had Rare been independent." well companies like Lionhead said the opposite. with a big wallet backing you, you can worry about making a great game with all the content intended to be put into the game. where as without a big wallet, you have to cut resources and leave out game ideas and worry about the money. so it depends on a companies situation. i am sure capcom does not have these worries, but you can see where some developers would welcome it. and with M$, we have seen that they buy a company, like lionhead for example, and leave them alone. they don't change things. which has to be a welcome condition by these companies. it is like you won the lottery.
If this was the case it most assuredly would have been announced at CES! Not a word was mentioned.
although i would like it to be true it is very unlikely from this unreliable source
thats going too if ms does it
I like my 360 and MS, but if this is true I don't think it is a good thing for the industry as a whole. I think all of us are tired of EA buying all the rights to games and pushing out the competition that had better innovation in their games. With the cost of developing going up, I think it would be harder for a huge company like this to make it with all their games on just one system. This is not what the industry needs IMO.
So that I can play Mega Man. Now I get exclusives on my 360? DAMN You MS.....should of done this earlier...This news (IF TRUE) is only good for MS they get Capcom by far the best line of games FOR ME. If this was True and I was Sony, I would start crying right about now.... seriously It starts with 1 and then another....so It doesn't just stop with 1 when it comes to MS...
MS could never invent anything. They always buy themselves into a market. Same with the console industry. They will buy and buy until they can create a monopoly. But there is more to just Capcom and consoles. This is about control for the living room, and the technology that kids will grow up with. MS will lose billions upon billions - but they are not called the "vole" for nothing. Bad for the industry though, but expected from day one that MS decided to enter the market. A monopolist at heart, MS is not satisfied with being a competitor. They tried to buy out Nintendo as well. If memory served well, the meeting ended with the Japanese guy standing on the table and telling Steve Ballmer to "suck my little yellow balls" or something like that.
it would hurt Nintendo and Sony big time. it would help Microsoft in Japan thats for sure.
This rumor isn't new at all.. its been going around for about a year now... where the hell have you all been? the rumor that Nintendo and Apple were going to merge is nothing more then just that... a rumor. for now anyway. and how is MS buying Capcom bad for the industry?? i don't see whats wrong with it. it's be far a monopoloy. You all need to stop being so damn negative.
but considering all the BS rumors that have been doing the rounds this week, i'd be highly surprised if this turns out to be true.
Dont forget...Street Fighter 4 should be released in mid-2007! That will be another big seller!!! If Microsoft does accuire Capcom, it's over for sony.
you believe M$ purchased Capcom then your crazier than the person who started the rumor!
Keep in mind MS has over 80 billion in the bank. I have been waiting for MS to pull off a huge deal like this. True right now its not confirmed. But if it is true...The xbox 360 will dominate thoroughly in this next gen console race. But with a 10 million lead over SONY...and games like Lost Planet releasing TODAY....MS is already dominating in this next generation. But a purchase of that magnitude would seal the deal. If I was Bill Gates...It would be a no brainer. Pay them billions and secure the 360 to be number one over the next 10 years. WOW. Lets see how this all unfolds.
The only way that microsoft can overcome japan's bias is by purchasing a few Japanese companies to make companies in order to make things even. Is the market fair for microsoft? Why don't you acuse Sony and Nintendo of having a monopoly in Japan? Microsoft has to beg to get some support by developers in Japan. So, the hell with them. Also, I'm using XP which I paid for, I have a server with linux for free microsoft didnt try to stop me from having linux nor it put a gun in my head to use windows XP. There's lots of programs and people working with linux and even more for windows since it's profitable (not open source). Can you explain what is microsoft doing illegally to monopolize the world? It's ok for ubi, sony, nintendo, EA to buy companies, but not to microsoft. What kind of stupid logic is that?
You watch, if Microsoft Xbox Division win this gen war, they will become very arrogant, i can feel it, a company with so much money can only remain calm for so long.
TRUE MS IS A RICH COMPANY AND EMPLOYES 2 OF THE UNITED STATES' RICHEST MEN, but to think that the purchase of something sooo big and rich such as capcom is really unthinkable, why i'm more certain that MS is insearch of obtaining key franchises like Dead rising and lost planet. most can say this rumor is true because the 360 clearly has a lead on sony and nintendo so Capcom has opted to develop for the system because of that. but to think they an aquistion of that company is in the works.... really Capcom has 7 Major studios that are each worth well over 3 billion and bring and each bring in billions in revenues, No capcom Title is ever overlooked even if it may get disappointing reviews just because the name CAPCOM is behind it it sells millions. so the company is quite successful and really doesn't need help from MS... in all honesty even if MS is Rich Sony is just as rich and has been around. and i really dont think that either one of the consol;e makers can afford a company like Capcom. in all honesty thats 7 huge studios and 4-5 smaller studios that have been bought up by Capcoms own aquistioning abilities and thousands employees they are gonna have to pay for and severald titles that will have to be stopped and canselled and plenty of revenues lost just to make this... in all honesty the industry on a whole would suffer because of this and Japan will most definately Draw futhur away... the three big key third party companies out there Sqaure, Konami and Capcom are much tooo expensive for the likes of MS, NINTENDO nad SONY in all honesty i think Capcom would generate more money and revenue for commiting and developing for all 3 platforms, like it's been doing and would rather not limit itself to just one... it would totally isolate the world from MS and Capcom reaaly wouldn't look as attractive. If Capcom was smart which i know they are they wont and wouldn't shoot them self in the leg because they are famed for they respective titles for each platform, Megaman for the nintendo, DMC and Onimusha for the PS and new IPs for the 360 not to mention it's Multiplatformer like RE, GOD hand and what ever else they can think of. That company is way too important to the industry, and way to improtant to Sony and NINTENDO, and Capcom knows this it just isn't a very finacially strong and smart move and can forever shake and change the industry as a whole and that really aint a good one.
lets say MS gives Capcom a 20 billion dollar check.... All top executives are going to say YES! because this means that they can now retire. not have to work. and leave everything in the hands of MS... If your the top chief. and you want to just be free it would kinda make since... I dont think 20 Billion is a price tag BUT its just a comment
if MS did buy them, will they be allowed to continue cross platform development, or would they be taken completely in-house as a 360 exclusive developer?? Leaving them cross platform would bring a bit of extra cash from sales on other consoles and could be used as a means of getting the Microsoft name seen in the enemy camps.
but to purchase a company as large as Capcom when Capcom itself is doing so well for itself? I don't see it happening.
Microsoft could realistically buy out many companies. Its a matter of if Capcom wants to be bought out. Microsoft tried to buy Sega but they didn't want that. MS could buy a small country...ha ha ha ha ha...My curiousity is heightened...We'll see what developes with this rumor. Interesting indeed. Its not about MONEY. MS has much more than any other company...its more about if its what Capcom wants to do. BTW...Lost Planet is out of this world. I love that game. Unbelievable. A definate system seller. Very fun and beautiful to play.
It's BOGUS. Gamespot.com did the research and found out that it isn't true. link: http://www.gamespot.com/new...
This rumor is BOGUS!!!!! Microsoft just has the money to buy everythings!!!!! - -"
I did read it was bogus....BUT that Rumor keeps on lagging on.... It seams to me that if they don't purchase Capcom they are going to get A LOT of exclusives
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