wtf_man wrote on Jun 10, 2019, 12:35:
I'm fairly indiffernet to this one. Tim now has an MS teet to suckle on until retirement... and by then, MS will shut them down. So, he has his golden parachute.
Given that most of the stuff that has come out of his studio are remakes of the old Lucas Arts adventure games... I can't see this as totally bad unless the stuff ends up being Microsoft Store exclusives.
Mark my words. Either Microsoft will close the studio in ~4 years, or Tim will leave it in ~3. There's no way Tim is going to stay under Microsoft's yoke for more than 5 years.
Another prediction. If Psychonauts 2 turns out to be a smash hit, Microsoft is going to turn DF into a "Maxis studio" of Psychonauts-themed stuff (mobile games, merchandise, games).
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