According to an insider, Sony would be willing to acquire Arc System Works, the studio behind the historic fighting saga of Guilty Gear, the franchise that made its debut on PlayStation back in 1998.
Sony to buy Arc System Works?
For now, it is only a rumor, but it is worth taking note since the source has proved reliable in the recent past: we are talking about the leaker “Dealer“, who correctly anticipated the arrival of the standalone expansion of Ghost of Tsushima called Ghost of Ikishima.
I’ve already hinted at the Ghost Of Tsushima Expansion coming. Details leaked shortly after.
Today it’s all about Sony Studio acquisitions…
Think Arc System Works.
Think Guilty Gear.
— DEALER (@Dealer_Gaming) June 26, 2021
In any case, according to the insider, the negotiation between the two parties would now be in the final stages, and would therefore seem destined to go through, even if it would not have been finalized yet.
Guilty Gear -Strive-, the most recent iteration of the saga, arrived on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam very recently, just this June 11, 2021, after a troubled development due to the pandemic and multiple postponements: initially the launch date was in fact expected by the end of 2020.
On the Sony and PlayStation 5 front, there is great anticipation for an upcoming State of Play scheduled for July 8 next month, but about which only rumors are circulating for the moment. We will have to wait and see whether this information gets official. Stay tuned for more updates.