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RUMOR - Microsoft to purchase Capcom?

SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
The rumor mill is running as I've seen from a few sources that Microsoft may have purchased or are planning to purchase Capcom. It seems like EGM is the ultimate source of the rumor so who knows about the validity. It was brought up on EvilAvatar (http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23730&) and on Destructoid (http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-to-buy-capcom--27845.phtml) and however unlikely it may seem, it could very well be true.

I personally think this would be a great move for Microsoft to say the least. Keeping games exclusive to the 360 like Resident Evil 5 and Devil May Cry 4 will be a great way to encourage sales in Japan and it will also stop me from having to buy a ps3 for DMC4 <img class=" title=":wink:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> .

I'm hoping this is true. The Xbox 360 is my favorite console right now and Capcom is far and away my favorite developer/publisher.

What's everyone else think?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Shut your filthy mouth and never open it again.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    I hope not.

    If they do, I hope they're still able to make handheld games for Nintendo. I dunno what I'd do if Megaman left my DS. :(

    MechAssault is on the DS. So is Age of Empires.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    i really dont see them pulling DMC4 off the PS3

  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    I hope not.

    If they do, I hope they're still able to make handheld games for Nintendo. I dunno what I'd do if Megaman left my DS. :(

    MechAssault is on the DS. So is Age of Empires.

    Yes, but this doesn't always happen.

    They could put something in their contract saying they cannot do that. I'm just saying that I hope they don't.

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Noray wrote:
    That would suck ass. Limiting Capcom's games to the XBOX360 and PC (Capcom is a console developer through and through) would suck. It would suck. Hard. Just no.
    why would it suck?

  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    I hope not.

    If they do, I hope they're still able to make handheld games for Nintendo. I dunno what I'd do if Megaman left my DS. :(

    MechAssault is on the DS. So is Age of Empires.

    Yeah if Microsoft does buy Capcom I don't think it would necessarily mean that Capcom would be restricted in developing for a system that has no direct competition from Microsoft.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    darleysam wrote:
    Noray wrote:
    That would suck ass. Limiting Capcom's games to the XBOX360 and PC (Capcom is a console developer through and through) would suck. It would suck. Hard. Just no.
    why would it suck?

    Not everyone has or wants a 360.
    SlayerVin wrote:
    Legacy wrote:
    I hope not.

    If they do, I hope they're still able to make handheld games for Nintendo. I dunno what I'd do if Megaman left my DS. :(

    MechAssault is on the DS. So is Age of Empires.

    Yeah if Microsoft does buy Capcom I don't think it would necessarily mean that Capcom would be restricted in developing for a system that has no direct competition from Microsoft.

    I'm not saying it does, but there is the potential for it to happen. Also, the Zune is supposed to start playing games someday, y'know...

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • EtericEteric Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Not everyone wants a 360.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    darleysam wrote:
    Noray wrote:
    That would suck ass. Limiting Capcom's games to the XBOX360 and PC (Capcom is a console developer through and through) would suck. It would suck. Hard. Just no.
    why would it suck?

    Not everyone has or wants a 360.
    okay, but that doesn't make the games suck. It's an inconvenience, not an affront.

  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

  • Kewop DecamKewop Decam Registered User
    edited January 2007
    if they buy Capcom and let them do whatever, I'll be happy.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Eteric wrote:
    Not everyone wants a 360.

    Yes but lots of people already have them.

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  • Kewop DecamKewop Decam Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

    But we all know the REAL Rare was never bought by MS though, so it's a little different

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    SlayerVin wrote:
    Eteric wrote:
    Not everyone wants a 360.

    Yes but lots of people already have them.

    Lot's of people have Wiis, DSs and GBAs too.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.
    Viva Pinata was one of the best games of 2006.

    And Rare was sucking wind on the Cube before Microsoft bought them, so its not like the transaction is what caused the slumph.

  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    "Ok kids, now if you look to your left you just might get a glimpse of the elusive fanboy... Oh! It would appear some of them have come out of their darkened lairs to feed upon a rumor. Notice their sloping brows and hairy knuckles... Don't make eye contact though, children! The last thing you want is t...

    BILLY! Stop pulling Jill's hair!"

  • TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    darleysam wrote:
    Noray wrote:
    That would suck ass. Limiting Capcom's games to the XBOX360 and PC (Capcom is a console developer through and through) would suck. It would suck. Hard. Just no.
    why would it suck?

    Because he hasn't adopted the religion of the wii60 yet.

    Don't worry, because soon, they ALL WILL.

    However, I don't see why this would change, well, anything, besides fucking over Sony good, which I hear is ALL the rage now...

    The Wii won't suddenly have no good games, and the 360 will get a solid developer.

    Wii60 people, join or be DOMINATED!

  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User
    edited January 2007
    "Ok kids, now if you look to your left you just might get a glimpse of the elusive fanboy... Oh! It would appear some of them have come out of their darkened lairs to feed upon a rumor. Notice their sloping brows and hairy knuckles... Don't make eye contact though, children! The last thing you want is t...

    BILLY! Stop pulling Jill's hair!"
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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

    I really don't think you can lay that failure at MS's door.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

    But we all know the REAL Rare was never bought by MS though, so it's a little different
    Ah, so then Capcom would splinter in half, the retarded step-child company that retains its name putting out shitty games for the next few years, and its talented developers leaving to vanish into obscurity? Great!



    Anyway, I won't buy this until I hear an official announcement. Microsoft bought Rare from Nintendo; buying Capcom, a company not already owned by any other game companies, would be a much different prospect.

  • HozHoz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Eteric wrote:
    Not everyone wants a 360.
    Yeah well that would be the fucking point of the buy, wouldn't it?

  • scootchscootch Registered User
    edited January 2007
    wasn't microsoft set to buy nintendo too?

    microsoft buys * company rumor seems to happen every other day.

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  • EtericEteric Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I don't want to have to buy a 360 to play Megaman and Resident Evil games.

    Hence why I'd hate it if they bought them.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    this is like microsoft buying bungie

    full doom ahead

  • chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User
    edited January 2007
    scootch wrote:
    wasn't microsoft set to buy nintendo too?

    microsoft buys * company rumor seems to happen every other day.

    They weren't set. Some guy just predicted they would do so in 5 years and I think Gates said if Nintendo would offer they would buy in a heartbeat.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User
    edited January 2007
    "Ok kids, now if you look to your left you just might get a glimpse of the elusive fanboy... Oh! It would appear some of them have come out of their darkened lairs to feed upon a rumor. Notice their sloping brows and hairy knuckles... Don't make eye contact though, children! The last thing you want is t...

    BILLY! Stop pulling Jill's hair!"

    This rumor may come off as a bit fanboy-ish, but I'm happily entrenched in impartiality with 18 DS games, 33 ps2 games, and 3 xbox 360 games.

    I've been a staunch Nintendo-supporter my whole life, a deep sadness welled in my heart when Sony drop kicked Nintendo in the face with the PS1. But at this point, I've come to realize "who the fuck cares?". I want to play good games. The xbox 360 is a good platform and Capcom is an amazing company. I doubt Capcom's quality will be changed by Microsoft.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    wait..

    ...and no one has made an 'in 5 years' joke?


    what the hell is going on?


    oh, and if they do, I will be very unhappy, but it will seal the deal on me buying a 360.

  • HozHoz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Eteric wrote:
    I don't want to have to buy a 360 to play Megaman and Resident Evil games.

    Hence why I'd hate it if they bought them.
    Hence, why Microsoft doesn't give a shit. They want you to buy the 360. And they're reading this right now. You've doomed Capcom. Good job.

  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    syndalis wrote:
    And Rare was sucking wind on the Cube before Microsoft bought them, so its not like the transaction is what caused the slumph.
    I really don't think you can lay that failure at MS's door.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know there were other factors. You bums taking the wind out of my point's sails.

  • HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I would hate this, cos I'm unlikely to ever be able to get afford a 360, and when capcom brought Resident Evil to the game I was all over it. I would hate to lose my Resident Evils (and the Megamans too).

    Of course, it doesnt sound very likely.

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  • swiftswift Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

    You're right, they have; Conkers, Kameo, PDZ and Viva Pinata have all been good games.

    I wouldn't mind MS buying Capcom, it would certainly be a good move to get a better hold on Japan but i really can't see it happening.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    SlayerVin wrote:
    "Ok kids, now if you look to your left you just might get a glimpse of the elusive fanboy... Oh! It would appear some of them have come out of their darkened lairs to feed upon a rumor. Notice their sloping brows and hairy knuckles... Don't make eye contact though, children! The last thing you want is t...

    BILLY! Stop pulling Jill's hair!"

    This rumor may come off as a bit fanboy-ish, but I'm happily entrenched in impartiality with 18 DS games, 33 ps2 games, and 3 xbox 360 games.
    \.

    Not to mention the GC games, and Wii games upcoming. See, shit like the fact that they develop for every system is why they are probably not going to let themselves be bought.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    This isn't going to happen.

  • Kewop DecamKewop Decam Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I thought the Japanese would like NEVER let an american company buy them out or some shit like that.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I thought the Japanese would like NEVER let an american company buy them out or some shit like that.
    pretty much, a hostile takeover could occur, but they would probably prefer to go bankrupt, and anyway, capcom arent in a weak position financially (based on decent sales, but mainy they have alot of valueable ip, they could auction off resident evil/tales.../megaman to cover any debts they have at any time)

  • chomamadogchomamadog Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I thought the Japanese would like NEVER let an american company buy them out or some shit like that.

    I predict there will be many 50+ hour bushido marathon gaming session suicides in Japan, ala Korea.

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  • RidleySariaRidleySaria Mighty No. 6978 AnaheimRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Meiz wrote:
    This isn't going to happen.

    All the Christians aren't going to rapture up to heaven and leave the rest of us to suffer as Satan takes over the world either..... but it sure scares the hell out of me to even consider that it might be true.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    Captain K wrote:
    No, this would be totally awesome, because Rare has made nothing but great games since Microsoft bought them.

    But we all know the REAL Rare was never bought by MS though, so it's a little different
    Ah, so then Capcom would splinter in half, the retarded step-child company that retains its name putting out shitty games for the next few years, and its talented developers leaving to vanish into obscurity? Great!



    Anyway, I won't buy this until I hear an official announcement. Microsoft bought Rare from Nintendo; buying Capcom, a company not already owned by any other game companies, would be a much different prospect.

    Bungie is doing TERRIBLY since microsoft bought them. TERRIBLY.

    This is sarcasm.

  • SamphisSamphis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I have a 360 and I don't want this to happen. Because I also have a DS, PSP, a Wii and a PS2 and would like to see some of the games continue on those platforms. I'd also love to see some of their franchises put on the Wii with it's awesome control system.

  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bungie is doing TERRIBLY since microsoft bought them. TERRIBLY.

    This is sarcasm.
    Had MS not bought them, we might have a Halo DS [game on] thread right now

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