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The former host of Naughty Dog does not believe that the studios acquired by Microsoft are at the same level as those of Sony

Microsoft has worked hard on its range of Xbox game studios over the past year. Before the end of last year, she acquired Playground Games, Undead Labs and Obsidian Entertainment. And this year, he still enriched his wallet with double fine productions.

But is it enough to oust Sony and its range of exclusive developers? A former host of Naughty Dog does not seem to think.

Jonathan Cooper, who previously worked on the animation for uncharted, The Last of US and Assassin’s Creed, recently responded to the Tweet of a fan about Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios. When the fan noted that five studio acquisitions seemed to be a step in the right direction to compete Sony, Cooper has chosen to answer.

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None of the bought studios is at the same level as Sony 1st Party, and can only access it with long-term support and rental and financial support. I prefer this path to the creation of entirely new studios without common culture. »

On the one hand, supporting studios with funding and new hires is a good way to strengthen them so that they can complete their vision. However, there is an argument to find out if Microsoft’s studios are enough at the same level as Sony.

Obsidian Entertainment is an excellent example. He came out Teter World in October, which is announced as one of the best games this year.

There is also Ninja theory. Developers are ready to make things happen in 2020 with the bleeding multiplayer combat game. The announcement of this suite recently made waves to Game Awards, when it was announced with a beautiful realistic trailer.

This boils down to a question of perspective. Sony has a lot of high level talents in his giron. This is especially true for Insomniac Games, the developers of Marvel’s Spider-Man, acquired in August.

But that does not mean that Microsoft should be sold so short. There is no doubt that this new generation of consoles should have a whole story to tell the studios of the two companies.