This previous yr Microsoft made its largest gaming-related acquisition but, choosing up ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries like Bethesda. It was simply the newest in a string of high-profile studio acquisitions to bolster the Xbox Sequence X’s future gaming line-up. But even because the ZeniMax deal was being finalized, Microsoft made clear it could proceed to aggressively pursue future acquisitions. And a brand new leak could reveal that Microsoft’s subsequent goal is the Poland-based staff at Techland.
As many are conscious, rumors of Microsoft’s effort to amass a studio from Poland have been swirling in late 2019. No acquisitions or particular studios had been talked about alongside the way in which, nonetheless. Now the rumor has returned with a transparent focus.
YouTuber Jeremy “ACG” Penter claimed on the Defining Duke podcast that Microsoft is in search of to buy a 2021 online game unique. Within the technique of doing so, Microsoft would additionally purchase the developer/writer. ACG, nonetheless, would not outright say Techland particularly.
The extra element comes as a substitute from a second insider/leaker who goes by Shpeshal Ed on Twitter. Shpeshal Ed says that after “digging round” they came upon that ACG is speaking about Techland. The online game ACG refers to can be stated to be Dying Gentle 2. Shpeshal Ed doesn’t make this declare with certainty, it should be made clear.
The rumor, in abstract, is that Microsoft is in pursuit of or has already made a deal to amass Techland and maybe a console exclusivity deal for Dying Gentle 2 within the course of. The leaks don’t make it clear whether or not Microsoft remains to be pursuing a deal or if a deal has already been made. Lastly, these leaks supply no sources or compelling proof of their leaks. ACG’s predictions have a combined observe report, however Shpeshal Ed has made a number of correct leaks previously.
Maybe not coincidentally, there are different rumors that could possibly be tied to this acquisition, if it is correct. For instance, in January Techland talked about that Dying Gentle 2 information could be coming quickly. One other rumor says that there is an as-yet-unannounced Xbox occasion mid-February.
In the meanwhile, Xbox and Dying Gentle followers could be greatest served to take care of a wholesome quantity of skepticism. It is doubtless that Microsoft will make additional acquisitions down the street, however not each rumor or supposed leak goes to be correct. If Dying Gentle 2 information actually is coming quickly, followers will know the reality a couple of Techland acquisition in a matter of weeks or months.
Dying Gentle 2 is presently in growth.