A new rumour has surfaced suggesting that Microsoft might be gearing up to acquire another major studio.
Coming off of Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda and ZeniMax Media, the studio giant might be looking to acquire another major company to join the Xbox family. There have been a few rumours circling around the topic, largely from reliable industry sources on Twitter.
Known source @Okami13_ recently posted a collection of tweets, all from various sources, with the caption "Microsoft is supposedly about to announce a huge acquisition."
The post, containing four images of other tweets, included one from gaming news YouTuber @Skullzitv saying "I am hearing some crazy rumours regarding another huge potential Microsoft acquisition. I don't want to say any specifics as I don't even know if all this is true yet, but damn."
The post went on to say, "I predict a lot of internet lawyers debating monopoly laws at some point in the near future."
While these are only rumours, it certainly wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibilty. Sony has been gradually aquiring more smaller studios as of late, most recently announcing the acquisition of Firesprite Games. In contrast, Microsoft has been fairly quiet. Many have been wondering if they have been holding back, choosing to instead focus on another major acquisition.
Of course, the main question running through players minds is which studio is Microsoft looking to nab? With the rumours pointing towards a huge studio, fans have been speculating that it could be Take-Two Interactive, known for being the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K Games.
As with any rumour, it's important to take the information lightly. No official confirmation has come from Microsoft as of yet, so fans will have to patiently wait and see if anything comes to fruition.