Expect Xbox to announce the purchase of existing IPs at E3

Claudiu Andone
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  • No one would be too surprised if Xbox will buy one or more existing IPs and the announcement might come at E3.
  • It's only a rumor started by the ACG YouTuber in one of its podcasts.
  • The gamers are already making lists with possible titles that might be bought.
  • Some of them include The last of Us, Army of Two, Legacy of Kain, and many more.

According to a post on Reddit, the YouTuber ACG hinted during his Defining Duke podcast that Xbox is planning to purchase some existing IPs and announce that at E3.

Microsoft is clearly expanding its gaming realm, and the acquisitions of Bethesda and id Software are exactly on that line of development for the Redmond giant.

So, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if we would see some nice and surprising IP acquisitions from Xbox during the next E3 that is due soon.

At this point, everybody’s looking at Phil Spencer’s shelf to look for any hidden surprises that might give away a hint for that news.

What are the IPs that Microsoft might buy?

As for the titles that Microsoft might get, your guess is as good as ours although we might have some interesting suppositions.

For instance, it might be The last of Us, a title that made some great friends on the rival console. Other rumors bring EA’s Army of Two into question.

Other gamers ar praying to see a reiteration of Dead Space by Coalition although some work on sequel is already underway.

The fan list continues with titles like Blinx, Alpha Protocol, Legacy of Kain, Deus Ex, and even Gex the Gecko.

Other rumors say that it could also be a title from Konamy as the Japanese already said that they are willing to outsource IPs.

As we already said, these are only suppositions, and we also have another rumor on our hands about Quake Champions that might be reaching Xbox.

Nobody knows for sure, but ACG is a trusted source and the data matches somehow the prediction. We only need to see if it confirms at E3.

What do you think about all this? If you have a title that comes to mind, write it in our comments section below with your reasoning.

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