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Virtual Legality Episode 129

Bears, Birds, and Acquisition Terms: Microsoft ISN’T Buying Playtonic Games

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With both Microsoft and Sony ramping up acquisitions in recent years, it's natural for folks to look at independent studios and imagine the possibilities.

How did Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic Games get roped into the latest set of these rumors?

What does Playtonic's history (and branded apparel) have to do with it?

And how can the corporate structure of acquisitions help us know what information is relevant (and what to discard)?

Regardless of rumors, there can never be too much Banjo...in Virtual Legality.

#Microsoft #Playtonic #Acquisitions


Discussed in this episode:

"DEBUNKED: Playtonic Games (developers of the Yooka-Laylee series) might be joining Xbox Game Studios and/or working on a new Banjo-Kazooie game"
ResetERA Thread - November 5, 2019
https://www.resetera.com/threads/debunked-playtonic-games-developers-of-the-yooka-laylee-series-might-be-joining-xbox-game-studios-and-or-working-on-a-new-banjo-kazooie-game.151286/

Sample Mergers and Acquisitions Term Sheet
All Business Website
https://www.allbusiness.com/asset/2015/02/20.10-Seller-Oriented-M-and-A-Term-Sheet.pdf

"A statement from us!"
Tweet - November 6, 2019 - Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames)
https://twitter.com/PlaytonicGames/status/1192035480222785537


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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