Since Microsoft now owns Bethesda, PlayStation fans are demanding Sony purchase Konami to try and keep up.
The big news today is that Microsoft has bought ZeniMax Media–the parent company of Bethesda Studios as well as Arkane, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios–for a cool $7.5 billion USD. Microsoft apparently has plenty of money and thinks that securing Bethesda and all its many varied IPs will give them a leg-up in its never-ending war with Sony.
It’s a big deal, and we don’t want to mitigate it. Old Bethesda games that aren’t already on Xbox Game Pass will be arriving there shortly, while new games currently in development like Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 will also hit Xbox Game Pass upon their eventual release.
But will those games ever hit the PlayStation 5? Apparently that will be determined on a “case by cases basis.”
This deal has the potential to massively upset the world order, which generally has Sony on top when it comes to the big console war. PlayStation fans are therefore calling upon their Sony overlords to maintain the status quo with a big purchase of their own, and the company they’ve got their sites set on is Konami.
Rumors abound earlier this year that Sony was on the hunt for a studio, with Konami being batted around. Konami owns the IP for Castlevania, Metal Gear, and Silent Hill, and it would definitely expand Sony’s options for exclusive games.
Nothing ever came of those earlier rumors, but that hasn’t stopped PlayStation fans angry at the audacious Microsoft purchase from demanding that Sony do something equally as impressive and buy Konami outright. They’ve even got Konami trending on Twitter.
People just want Sony to buy Konami because they want it to be 2001 again… I don’t blame them. pic.twitter.com/ceggshuOnu
Can Sony like, hurry up and buy Konami now please? There’s a goldmine right there. pic.twitter.com/srpF2vUe95
Rumors point to a secret Silent Hill revival currently in development, although those rumors have yet to be matched with an official announcement from Konami. The new Silent Hill was even thought to be a PS5 exclusive launch title, but we’re fast approaching November and there has yet to be a single word from either Sony or Konami about the game’s existence.
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