Short answer: They gave him lots of money.
As you may have heard from the @Xbox E3 briefing moments ago, Double Fine is joining Xbox Game Studios! How did this come about? let’s ask @timoflegend … pic.twitter.com/n6EACVo7OZ— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) June 9, 2019
As you may have heard from the @Xbox E3 briefing moments ago, Double Fine is joining Xbox Game Studios! How did this come about? let’s ask @timoflegend … pic.twitter.com/n6EACVo7OZ
Microsoft briding ppl? If so, I'm not surprised
Offering somebody money doesn't automatically mean bribe.
He said briding, not bribing. MS is doing it like marrying Double Fine like one of the Sister Wives.
Yeah I just bribed someone and got me a snickers bar out of it.
We know know tim.
Double fine has struggled with money so good for them to get with a publisher with resources Ms has acquired studios who all wanted more resources
I personally like their games a lot. They are kinda niche though - wonder if MS will continue to allow publishing to Switch to help turn a profit.
he ran out of his kickstarter money
Ohh Noo i love Phychonauts , feel weird that microsoft gets the money if i buy phychonauts 2 on the PS4/PS5 or if i get The Outer Worlds on PS4/PS5 , i feel like if they own it they must try to downgrade the PS4/PS5 Version to make theyre console more attractive , microsoft saved me from buying We Happy Few, i was on the fence about that one cause the Clockwork Orange vibe i was getting from the art style and setting ,but then it got meh reviews
We Happy Few is a lot better now than it was at launch. It’s had various new modes added, all the bugs were fixed and it’s had a few visual updates too - although the pro is still at 1080p only. I really enjoyed the first DLC as well
A couple of We Happy Few reviewers were surely chastised by you because you feel the need to attack others.
You need better lines mate, the ones you’re using are pathetic. Should we talk about all the thing you object to on Social Media? Do you want me to dig into it and start doing what you’re doing, posting lies and slander on everything you post? I don’t think I can go that low though, it just shows you have no life and are rather sad. Pathetic uneducated bully.
Because "Money," LMFAO why would it be anything else...
My initial reaction to all this was: Who is double fine? But then I realized I have seen Psychonauts referenced somewhere (probably on Steam). Either way, not exactly a huge addition for Xbox Game Studios.
Is there ever a reason beyond money? It’s not like Double Fine had a lot going for them beforehand
Nothing of value was lost.
I love when MS buys a studio and then everyone on here automatically never liked the games they put out. Seen so much negativity towards Ninja Theory and now Double Fine. Lol
Same negativity was aimed at Insomniac with Spider-Man, and Kojima once he said his next game was a Sony exclusive using one of their engines.
I don't have much opinion of Double Fine, but I did like Grim Fandango. As for Ninja Theory, it's not hard to see why some people never liked their games - I'm one example of that. I often find myself charmed at the idea of their games, but I just don't like their execution. Never have. And because of that, I can honestly say that I've never found great enjoyment in their content beyond narrative. People might say the same thing about Naughty Dog. If so, I don't agree, but I can understand it, I guess.
I'm not seeing all this negativity you are talking about. Who here said they never liked their games?
Ninja Theory or Double Fine? Did you not see all the talk about Ninja Theory when Bleeding Edge got leaked or at last e3 when they were acquired? As for Double Fine, just look at this comment section. People acting like they make shit games when they actually make very good unique titles like Psychonauts, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legend, Broken Age etc. These are all good games and are all pretty unique. They may not be blowing the doors down with massive AAA budget games, but they're a good dev for some fun different experiences.
"Did you not see all the talk about Ninja Theory when Bleeding Edge got leaked or at last e3 when they were acquired? " I can't remember what was said last year, but Bleeding Edge was disappointing to a lot of us. That isn't the type of game I was expecting from NT. So what? That isn't trashing NT. "As for Double Fine, just look at this comment section. People acting like they make shit games when they actually make very good unique titles like Psychonauts, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legend, Broken Age etc. " I am looking at this comments section. Who exactly is saying that? Copy some quotes because I must be blind.
SegaSaturn669 22h ago Nothing of value was lost. PhoenixUp 22h ago Is there ever a reason beyond money? It’s not like Double Fine had a lot going for them beforehand tekiz 22h ago I can appreciate his sense of humor, but as far as the games go Microsoft can have him. I expect right around the time the check gets cashed from Psyconauts he'll be announcing his retirement GGEZ 23h ago money wasted if you ask me I don't want to call you blind, but...
At least he's honest.
Lots of coins.
European boss Arnaud Muller on maintaining momentum post-Elden Ring and the challenges of the market
It's fine to stay working on the same IP that you are experts and experience on. Considering the fan base etc but should also build on new IPs. If you are good at making jrpgs or fighting games you should have the experience to create something new in a new world new name. Cause lately its been remakes, games with the same series aka Cod, tales, FF. Sometimes gaming needs a fresh world unrelated to existing games yes it can flop like forspoken but horizon and got did fine and they were totally different then there last game.