Jeff Grubb Claims Rumoured PlayStation Acquisition Is "Bigger Than Kojima Production"

The rumour about PlayStation's next acquisition has created a whirlwind over the last few days. What started off as just a character being added to a banner, turned into one of the most prominent video game directors stepping in to clarify matters. However, it seems that there's another twist in this rumour mill, and it comes courtesy of GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb.

According to Grubb, the acquisition rumours were never about Kojima Productions in the first place. The addition of Sam Bridges to a collage of PlayStation Studios characters ignited rumours that Kojima Productions was Sony's next acquisition target. However, Hideo Kojima himself put all rumours to rest by tweeting, "I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, but Kojima Productions has been and will continue to be an independent studio."

However, on a recent episode of his podcast spotted by u/Rurouni720 on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours, Grubb said, "If you've heard the rumours about a big acquisition from Sony, it was never Kojima Productions – at least not as far as I'm aware. People were hearing this stuff, including me. That was not a name that was thrown around, it was bigger than Kojima Productions."

Grubb's claim that Sony's rumoured acquisition target is "bigger" than Kojima Productions once again sets the rumour mill going. Of course, given how things have been going, there's no saying who this "big" studio could be. Microsoft's deal with Activision Blizzard as well as Sony's with Bungie, remained completely under the radar till they were officially announced. Looks like big studios can keep secrets, when they want to.

A lot is going on at PlayStation at the moment. Project Spartacus was finally revealed, and while it has some good offerings, it did leave much to be desired – at least when compared to Game Pass. PlayStation Plus has been revamped into three tiers: PlayStation Plus Essential is PS Plus as we currently know it, with online multiplayer access, cloud storage, and two free games a month. On top of that is PlayStation Plus Extra, which offers access to over 400 PS4 and PS5 games. Lastly, PlayStation Plus Premium gives you all of the above, along with a collection of PS1, PS2, and PSP games.

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