Capcom would decline Microsoft acquisition (thankfully)
Microsoft has been on a roll in recent years acquiring talented studios such as Ninja Theory, Double Fine, Obsidian Entertainment and much more.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last few years, then you would know that Microsoft acquired Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media in 2020 and the acquisition of Activision is nearing its completion.
No doubt, one developer that Microsoft (and likely Sony) would like to acquire is Capcom, the home of Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter and so much more. Thankfully it seems that if Microsoft were to approach Capcom, its leaders would respectfully decline such an approach.
When speaking to Bloomberg recently, Capcom chief operating officer, Haruhiro Tsujimoto said: “I would gracefully decline the offer because I believe it would be better if we were equal partners.”
I’m not against Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo acquiring third-party studios, but I think some such as Capcom as best left to be independent. After all, it would be a sad time to see the likes of Resident Evil as potentially a platform-exclusive franchise.
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