Microsoft considered acquiring IOI

From The Verge: Microsoft considered acquiring Bungie and Sega to bolster Xbox Game Pass, internal emails show


I saw that yesterday. Absolutely scary thought. I’m glad future Hitman titles won’t be Xbox exclusives.


Id be fine if they didn’t make them exclusive because there would be more budget for post launch content hopefully. Maybe stuff would be rushed and not as good though

I don’t understand how these relate?

On the topic, I think IO has enough of being owned for a while. :grin:


Yeah, they’ve had much more success being independent. But admittedly, without the support of a big developer, H2 & H3 DID take a hit with a downgrade in cinematics and overall polish (little things like collision detection that worked in H1 but not in the later games).