The same goes for EA - the company behind "Madden", "FIFA", and "Need for Speed".
Yesterday, in a lede-burying revelation, Polygon asserted that Microsoft may be looking to acquire game and gaming related companies, including PUBG Corporation, Valve, and most importantly, Electronic Arts, or as it's more widely known, EA. "We also heard a whisper about Valve and about Korean outfit PUBG Corp., which Microsoft a year ago signed to a timed exclusive for its hit survival shooter, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds". Amusing thing: the rumors that Microsoft plans to acquire EA, went back in 2009. the Wheel of Samsara turned around! I think we can rule out Valve entirely as the company is already in a comfortable position, being a famed video game studio in addition to the largest PC platform holder.
This isn't quite the map selection feature that some Miramar opponents are asking for, but for many players, this will make the map worthwhile enough not to delete the related assets.
The Xbox One X has 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, 12GB GDDR5 graphics memory, 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth, 4K, HDR, and much more.
In this generation of consoles, Microsoft is lagging far behind its main competitor - the ratio of sold PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is estimated as two to one.
Apparently, Microsoft is acutely aware that Sony is smashing it when it comes to exclusive games, and therefore wants to remedy the issue by flashing its cash.
It would be a huge blow to Sony's PlayStation 4, but it would also make the acquisition a failure. There's a lot of billions in between 2.5 and 35. This might have made sense back in 2001 (when Xbox launched), but at these prices, it's hard to justify. PUBG Corp. has the one game, "PUBG", but that one game is outrageously popular. With this price reduction, the Japanese players are expected to be more interested in acquiring a Microsoft console.
Read the full Polygon report right here.